Yesterday (20 Jun 07), I finally met a very important person Budi Rahardjo. I met many people in his office at Cyber Building, Kuningan, including mas Johar and mbak A’i (apology for mispelling). It was a memorable event and I would never forget for the rest of my life because there was a lot of value addition for me, especially. Who knows, last night’s meeting would be landmark for my bright future endeavor? For sure GOD knows …
Why a Wikinomics Trip?
Mas Budi knows it well why I title this article like this. The meeting was triggered when I was reading approximately the first 12 pages of Wikinomics book by Don Tapscott. I was actually at the swimming pool accompanying my daughter, Dian, at Citos. I enjoyed reading the book while my earphone bombarded progressive metal music of Dream Theater “Systematic Chaos” album at the pool side. It’s really a mind boggling book with a lot of new learning for me because I have never known most of subjects featured in the book. I was so amazed with the content and hooked with page by page reading while marking important points with yellow stabillo boss. I was so fascinated and suddenly one person name struck into my head; a persong who is really expert in IT and Network Security. He is also a crazy musician (guitar and vocal) in addition to his IT virtuosity. So I sent him an SMS telling what I was reading and how keen I was to meet him. He also was keen to meet so we set the date and finally we met yesterday.
We discussed a lot of things last night. He started with the ideas presented in the Long Tail book which gives an important insight on the need to best utilize internet for “value creation” processes. He said that he has implemented the ideas presented by the book for his own music store. It’s very interesting. I also shared me experience with reading in its entirety the Wikinomics book. This book is about the phenomena and the BIG opportunity that we can best utilize using internet. There are four things required in Wikinomics environment: openness, peering, sharing and acting globally. It sounds a good idea. We then explored all ideas to move ahead ….
It’s a fruitful meeting and was concluded by having dinner together with his team at Sate Tegal – Kuningan. Hmmm .. what a fabulous meeting …. You may want to read mas Budi’s story here.
By the way, the review of WIKINOMICS book will be featured at Koran Tempo Minggu, 24 Jun 2007 at Ruang Baca section. Have a pleasant reading!