Watching TopGear   Leave a comment

God help those Italians, those wreck of human being. But man do they know how to craft cars. Fell in love with Lamborghini the first time I’ve seen it I think. Would want to have one once I can swing it.


Wouldn’t mind a Ferrari either…

Posted October 27, 2012 by dannyharfandi in Uncategorized

Jobs   Leave a comment

Top 3 places to work, my list:

1. Square
2. Manchester United Management
3. Sampoerna Strategic

Posted September 8, 2012 by dannyharfandi in Uncategorized

the part where I answer Techmeme’s questions   Leave a comment

1. What are the main factors impacting Facebook’s future profitability that weigh on the company’s investors today?

The inevitable push to drive quick returns, which might result in premature business models and monetization strategies.

2. What advantages do products challenging iPad hold in the marketplace today, and how do you expect this competition will play out in the year ahead?

As of current, most iPad competitors hold the cost advantage over the iPad. The current iPad is exceptionally expensive compared to the competition. In the year ahead, this is likely to change, as Apple is believed to release a smaller iPad with lower price compared to their current products. This will gain Apple the advantages that they lack of today. If there are no major flaws in the ‘mini iPad’ (both hardware and software), and it is highly probable that will be the case, market will be won. As time and again Apple has proven consumers love their products more, in regard to vast ecosystem, seamless user interface and superior hardware, to name a few.

3. “The cloud” is a term used to describe a defining characteristic of variety of products ranging from consumer to enterprise, and from user-facing to backend. Which “cloud” products have had the broadest impact, and why?

Amazon Cloud – due to the number of services it hosts, which affect hundreds millions of consumers everywhere.

4. Contrast the 4 publications featured most often on Techmeme with respect to what they bring to Techmeme’s coverage.

TechCrunch – Insight and analysis on latest issues in start-up.
TheVerge – Coverage of broad technology-related news.
TheNextWeb – International coverage of technological business and culture.
AllThingsD – Opinions on technological news.

Posted August 11, 2012 by dannyharfandi in tech

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I’m on day 6th of Seohyun therapy   Leave a comment

4 key aspects:

1. Rest before 12 AM
2. Wake up at 7 AM and read
3. Healthy food
4. Asexual conscious

Posted August 11, 2012 by dannyharfandi in Uncategorized

datatalk #1   Leave a comment

I found out yesterday that through the company’s history, Ferrari has only sold 130.000 units.

Ferrari is a 65-year business. Having sold 130.000 units, they only average 2.000 units annually. As a comparison, 130.000 units is the number Toyota produce annually at ONE factory.

I’m always amazed at how something that works relatively small in numbers, has a very large presence.

Posted August 6, 2012 by dannyharfandi in wiki

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A couple of days ago VentureBeat did an article on top 30 Twitter investors ranked by influence. Now, I have been keeping up with tech news these past months. Let’s test this out and figure if I can tell the who’s who on this list.

Original post:

1. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) — A-Grade Investments
2. Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) — Garage Technology Ventures
3. Richard Branson (@richardbranson) — Virgin Investments
4. Jack Dorsey (@jack) — Angel
5. Evan Williams (@ev) — Obvious Corp.
6. Biz Stone (@biz) — Obvious Corp.
7. Jonah Lupton (@JonahLupton) — Parabolic Ventures
8. Al Gore (@algore) — Generation Investment
9. Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) — Angel
10. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) — Google Ventures
11. Mark Cuban (@mcuban) — Angel
12. Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver) — Hafooch Investments
13. Jason Calacanis (@jason) — LAUNCH
14. Chris Sacca (@Sacca) — Lowercase Capital
15. Om Malik (@om) — True Ventures
16. Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) — Angel
17. Bill Liao (@liaonet) — SOSventures
18. Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) — Union Square Ventures
19. Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) — TomorrowVentures
20. Dick Costolo (@Dickc) — Angel
21. Richard Simmonds (@RichSimmondsZA) — Angel
22. Steve Case (@stevecase) — Revolution
23. Padmasree Warrior (@padmasree) — Angel
24. Peter Shankman (@petershankman) — Angel
25. Mark Bailey (@VentureOutlook) — Draper Fisher Jurvetson
26. Michael Arrington (@arrington) — CrunchFund
27. Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) — Angel
28. Marissa Mayer (@marissamayer) — Angel
29. Dave Morin (@davemorin) — Angel
30. Chad Hurley (@chad_hurley) — Angel

Revised list:

1. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) — Famous actor, once the most followed account on Twitter, first widely known from starring in ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’
2. Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) — Business guru, author of couple motivation books. I think. Ha! Moving along
3. Richard Branson (@richardbranson) — Self-made billionaire, business kingdom ranging from music to airline
4. Jack Dorsey (@jack) — Twitter cofounder and BOD, Square founder and CEO, a coding wizard since a very early age, one of my personal hero
5. Evan Williams (@ev) — Twitter cofounder
6. Biz Stone (@biz) — Twitter cofounder
7. Jonah Lupton (@JonahLupton) — ?
8. Al Gore (@algore) — An Inconvenient Truth, former vice president of USA
9. Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) — ?
10. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) — Digg founder?
11. Mark Cuban (@mcuban) — Business mogul. Owns basketball team, Cleveland Cavaliers I think. Appeared few times on Entourage
12. Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver) — ?
13. Jason Calacanis (@jason) — ?
14. Chris Sacca (@Sacca) — ?
15. Om Malik (@om) — ?
16. Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) — ?
17. Bill Liao (@liaonet) — ?
18. Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) — ?
19. Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) — Former CEO of Google, Steve Jobs hated him
20. Dick Costolo (@Dickc) — Current CEO of Twitter, former stand-up comedian
21. Richard Simmonds (@RichSimmondsZA) — ?
22. Steve Case (@stevecase) — ?
23. Padmasree Warrior (@padmasree) — ?
24. Peter Shankman (@petershankman) — ?
25. Mark Bailey (@VentureOutlook) — ?
26. Michael Arrington (@arrington) — TechCrunch founder and former writer
27. Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) — One of Google early employee?
28. Marissa Mayer (@marissamayer) — First female Google employee and current CEO of Yahoo!
29. Dave Morin (@davemorin) — Founder and CEO of Path, the growing personal social network
30. Chad Hurley (@chad_hurley) — One of Youtube cofounders

16 out of 30. 53% hit rate. Urgh.

Posted August 6, 2012 by dannyharfandi in news, tech

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