Selamat Jalan Pak Habibie, Pahlawan Teknologi Indonesia

Dikabarkan berbagai media ternama Indonesia bahwa setengah jam lalu Baharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Pak Habibie) meninggal dunia. Pastinya kita semua berduka atas berita ini. Beliau amat berjasa bagi Indonesia khususnya bagi pengembangan teknologi Indonesia. Bagi saya beliau adalah Bapak teknologi Indonesia. Terlepas ada beberapa hal yang saya tidak sepakat dengan pemikiran teknologi beliau, namun saya tetap angkat topi pada beliau yang berjuang dari muda untuk mengembangkan teknologi Indonesia melalui pengembangan industri strategis nasional khususnya IPTN (kini PTDI).

Beliau adalah Menristek satu-satunya Indonesia yang benar-benar berjuang untuk pengembangan teknologi Indonesia secara substansial. Belum ada lagi setelah beliau. Satu legacy beliau pada bangsa yaitu ditetapkannya tgl 10 Agustus sebagai Hari Teknologi Nasional (Harteknas) sebagai pengingat penerbangan perdana N250 pada 10 Agustus 1995, simbol Indonesia sebagai bangsa lepas landas menuju negara maju.

Semoga suatu saat bisa menuliskan terkait pemikiran beliau terkait pembangunan teknologi Indonesia.

Selamat jalan Pak Habibie, innalillahi wa innailahi roojiuun


Lesson from Marathon

I was a finisher of 42.195k-marathon yesterday (see my full story in . This was my achievement that I will never forget it. There is pain before we gain something. The marathon taught me about patience and persistence. Nothing easy to get but it is possible if you always think you can. Everything is the matter of belief. Work hard pray hard.



Last afternoon, I attended a meeting that discuss a specific thing. I prepare a backup presentation even it was not actually help. My boss didn’t prepare well to handle this meeting so the goal we planned before was failed. Anyway, I don’t think so much about this, it was dynamics of organisation. As staff, I must understand to respect the boss, whatever the conditions are.

In the meeting, I had chance to speak up. I explained about what we have already done about a new platform. Unfoutunatelly,  the was no greeting coming from me, I directly replied what other audience argued then explained it to the point. I noticed that the audiences listened to me during my presentation then after I was done, there were several questions and recommmendations given by the audience (I remembered two).

After the meeting was already done, I tried to go early to meet with an audience discussing about a project that will be presented next monday. Unfurtunatelly, he walked so fast so I canceled discussing with him. I was so lazy going back to the meeting to just delivering greeting to the audiences like what I usually did in the some meetings before. I felt guilty in that time.

This was a lesson to always keep attitude to everybody particularly for the olders. FYI, in the meeting there was a lecturer that I ever been taught, I should say hi to her 🙂

National Car

This afternoon I watched several videos in Youtube about an automotive national company, namely FIN Komodo. Four videos are from Berita Satu showing interactive dialogue between Pak Ibnu (its founder) and Pak Saleh Husin (Ministry of Industry). They are on DK program discussing about how’s condition of national automotive company especially car company. Pak Ibnu revealed that he built whole parts of industry supply chain including mentoring its suppliers like what he said to me two weeks ago. One interesting poin when the host asked to Pak Ibnu about why he was very nationalist, Pak Ibnu said that when he was a child, his father (a military man) invited him to watch a military vehicle exhibition in Perak Surabaya. Then he asked his father, “who drive this plane?”, “a pilot”, his father said. “I wanted to be a pilot”, Pak Ibnu then dreamed to be.

Along with his age, he then asked his father again, “Who is aircraft creator?”, “An engineer”, said his father. Since then Pak Ibnu loved to engineering especially aircraft. He planned to enter aerospace engineering in ITB after senior high school, but his mother asked him to study not far from his hometown. He entered ITS in department of mechanical engineering. After graduate, he joined in IPTN then became senior engineer in there. When this state-owned company was collapse he left this company to initiate a automotive startup company named FIN Komodo. This company focused on building an offroad car that specially used in uninfrastructured road. Right now, his company succesfully developed fifth generation car since started in 2005.

Lesson from Pak Ibnu

For me, Pak Ibnu’s journey is inspiring. His idealism is showed in developing a technology-based company that focus on automotive – his expertise and also his hobby. Even it was very hard in the beginning, he was success to passed it. He deeply believe that what he already done has positive contribution to Indonesia especially in creating original industrial culture emerged from Indonesian engineers. His spirit relatively same with Pak Habibie’s, Indonesian technology ideologue. Second lesson for me as an academician cum researcher in technology management is to create a comprehensive study to understand technology-based company players (mostly SME) to be an impactful recommendation to stakeholders like industry it self and also Government.

Last lesson for me as future father to prepare a legacy to my future children. What’s lesson should I give to them as a sample. The children will look to his parent especially his father about his successful career, more special in how a father see this complicated world. A father is an impiring man like what I feel to what my father giving to me. Finally, to my future wife, let’s always to be a champ. Everything positive comes from our home.


Happy Graduation

This message will be delivered to someone I deeply appreciate, DPA, who is celebrating graduation day in Unpad. Almost an hour to wait you for giving some gifts looked so fast. Then I met you and your mom, I just could to give some greeting, no more words could be said to you. I was speechless. I wanted to be with you for longer time, but I couldn’t. I had a job that must be finished tomorrow.

But, If you asked me to accompany you in that time, I would priority you.

Every single gift I gave to you has meaning, maybe sometime I will explain to you. One more, Happy Graduation DPA. Success for your dream and love.

Two Things

Two main requirements for a publication are :

  1. Novelty
  2. Knowledge contribution for scientific community

The first one requires you to not to do plagiarism and the second one to make sure your research finding contributes to become literature review in scientific world.

If you perceive yourself an amateur researcher with low experience in producing outstanding research, keep doing your research. Experience is the best teacher.

A Shifting of Love

In the past time, some people said that “If you graduate from a prestigious university, you will easy to get a partner, you can choose someone you love and pick her to be married then”. She believe in you because when living together with you will create a beautiful life : everything will be fulfilled. Now, this viewpoint is shifting. Not easy for a woman to receive a love from someone even he know her since long time.

Nowadays, not money, title even position can bring her love to you but CONVENIENCE with you is one and only requirement that she needs.

This is logically wrong, but remember that love is illogical.