Sunday, June 18, 2006

On Successful People and Companies - the DNA of my companies

Do you believe in coincidence?

Here's the deal. In a few hours I was confronted with stories of successful people and companies. First, I was wandering around in a bookstore while waiting for my kids. I found this interesting book about Oprah Winfrey written by Amelita Lusia. I was intrigue by this book because it is not a translation. It is written by an Indonesian. Here's Oprah, an American black woman. What's her relation to us (Indonesian)? I don't know. But I know this, many Indonesians know who Oprah is. She's an amazing successful person! I am not an avid the Oprah Winfrey Show, but whenever I watch it, it is superb. The thing is ... her success was an an instant. It was not an accident. It was hard work.

The second thing. I arrived at home and turned on the TV. It was about Simon Cowell. Yes, that American Idol notorius judge. Again, this is about sucessful person (and TV show). I didn't know how it started, but now I know. Again, the same theme emerges, success requires hard work and intuition.

The third thing (while I am typing this) is about Starbucks. Yes, that coffee that I am addicted to. (No Starbucks bad jokes, please.) To me Starbucks is not just a product, it is something else. I could find "better" coffee, but they just good coffee. Just a product. The same thing emerges from the show; hardwork, intuition, perseverence (spell?), and obsessions.

Why I am interested in this? Well, that's because I want to make my companies successful. They are not just companies, but they have to be something special. I want to build them to last. I am obsessed with my companies (and what they do). I am trying to search for the DNA of my companies.

As for myself, I like to think that I am successful. I heard that! Don't laugh ...

4 comments:

Polisi Gremer said...

>As for myself, I like too think that I am successful. I heard that! Don't laugh ...

Maksudnye "I like to think" kali ye, bukan "too think".

budi said...

Terima kasih untuk polisi gremer. Sudah diperbaiki.

Research Group said...

Successfull people can think vertically and horizontally...on every problems.....

Donald Latumahina said...

Because of Bill Gates' plan for technical leadership transition in Microsoft, recently I read many new entries on Bill Gates' success story. Here is my favorite:
My First BillG Review