Category Archives: blogging

And the cycle of violence in the schools goes round and round…

School violence has been around in Jakarta for the better part of at least the past 25 years. Each time there is an intensifying of violence, the Government and others make the appropriate concerned voices and vow to put it … Continue reading

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Crisis management enthusiasts: follow the Samsung crisis

Dealing with bloggers is not an easy task as they form a category of influencers. Misdealing with them invites a business crisis. This story has been going viral among the online category, making Samsung look like an absolute shmuck for … Continue reading

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Finally you know who gets infuriated over talk of sex

The world is a strange place. Usually it is the Moslem cleric denouncing some seemingly depraved talk show host for sexually-explicit and immoral trash talk. This time the tables are turned with the Government watchdog ┬áthe Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) … Continue reading

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10 years later in a company called Maverick

Been traveling so much lately that this is the first time I’ve had to update this blog. The posting below is from my company blog Talking Points that I wrote on the fly to commemorate our 10th anniversary. I suppose … Continue reading

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Getting social in Central Asia

Let me start this blogpost with a confession: when i was first invited to be a trainer at the Tech Forum Central Asia in Almaty, I had to Google the place up. I had never heard of it before and … Continue reading

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Did The Jakarta Globe’s editorial go gaga over Lady Gaga?

Indonesia’s Twitterverse and the Liberal-minded are aghast. In today’s editorial (below) The Jakarta Globe, seen by some as being until lately a progressive force in Indonesia, seemingly condoned the decision to nix Lady Gaga’s controversial would-be concert in Indonesia. The … Continue reading

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What the Fatwa?

We all can understand Islam forbidding rioting, causing disturbance and damaging public property. But what about corruption, Gerrymeandering, arrogance and utter disrespect for the intelligence and integrity of citizens? How do these clerics sleep at night and face their children? … Continue reading

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