November 25, 2010

I believe...

Aku percaya...
Pengorbanan adalah sesuatu yang lumrah dalam hidup.

Aku percaya...
Hidup ini amat singkat untuk tidak dihargai semaksimumnya.

Aku juga percaya...
Hidup ini juga umpama roda, kebahagiaan, kegembiraan, kedukaan datang bersilih ganti.

Aku percaya...
Kegembiraan singkat selama 3 minggu pasti dapat menghilangkan kedukaan penantian selama 19 tahun.

Aku juga percaya...
Kekuatan sesuatu perhubungan datangnya dari restu kedua ibubapa.

Aku percaya...
Cinta dan sayang tidak semestinya memiliki...

Aku amat percaya...
“Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu, padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi (pula) kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu; Allah mengetahui, sedang kamu tidak mengetahui” - Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 216

“Janganlah hendaknya kecintaan anda terhadap sesuatu itu membuatkan anda menjadi lupa dan kebencian anda terhadap sesuatu itu membuatkan anda menjadi hancur” - Saidina Umar Ibnul Khattab

Dan oleh kerana itu aku percaya pengorbanan (dengan melepaskan rasa ini) adalah yang terbaik...although it could be the love of the livetime.

November 24, 2010

HPA (bukan Higher Purchase Agreement..)

Before 2007 (of which the era of the economic crisis going on) international investment are circulated around the developed countries. However after the turmoil, the trend of investment has shifted to the emerging and growing nations such as China, India and few ASEAN countries including Malaysia. There are few explanations on this. Some claims that the market in the developed countries such as the United States, Japan and even Singapore has been saturated; meaning growth percentage is comparatively low. Some says these emerging countries have vast potential not only on resources but also in terms of its human capital.

So the question was how do we take up this opportunity positively? The Global Village on the Move (GVOTM) 2010 has addressed the importance of showing fundamentally capable human resources, in order to attract more investment to these countries. Should we then push our research to leverage on the trend of investment that is expected to come? This is where research in universities and R&D Institution is extremely important.

Malaysia’s percentage of GDP growth is expected to be at 4.7% with GDP per capita of 7.5%, the best among ASEAN countries at this moment. China in comparison with population of 1.3 billion has GDP growth at 9%. This simply means that China has a bigger potential in growth should their people are able to produce, to leverage in its human capital as compared to the likes of Japan and the United States (at 1.9 and 3.2% respectively). This situation is the same with Indonesia and Vietnam (which are also considered as the sleeping giants of Asia).

Source: IMF


GLOBAL TREND - BUSINESS MODEL

Businesses currently are so dynamic that according to IMF, resources are no longer a determining factor for success. Global trend suggests FDI changes from investing in the developed countries into injecting capital in the emerging nations, from Western to Eastern, vertical integration employees to horizontal breadth entrepreneurs, from elite to mass production, rivalry to healthy competition and even from men to women. It is not the strongest… nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that us the most adaptable to change – According to Charles Darwin.

The traditionally business approach of the Porter’s Five Forces model and relying on sales (product oriented) is no longer acceptable. In contras the new business models of stakeholder oriented is more critical and guess what, resources lies at the very bottom.

Entrepreneur must understand its client’s need by segmenting 'em from demographic to psychographic criteria. The value proposition must consists of a relevant purpose, clear product range architecture and always strive to engage in product feature innovation. Consumer engagement on the other hand must have characteristics of being authentic, clear message, incorporate emotional triggers and deployed in multiple channels. Profit formula should take into consideration the value assigned by customer, production cost, substitutes products and competitors.

Eventually one need to perform unique set of activities towards the business (niche) before decided on the options of where to get the resources from. The above model is very much contradicted to the traditional approach of ensuring the availability of resources prior to production.


HPA

Two major criteria that need to be considered by the HPA management; being dynamic in its offering i.e. looking into maximizing potential of their stakeholders and control its value chain. These are two characteristics of success, at least from my point of view. The management firstly needs to understand their customer, their preference in making decision, clearer product range etc. Certain aspect need to be reconsidered; for examples broaden its perspective and widen its marketing scope. Example of broaden perspective; venturing into services industry i.e. Al-Rahnu gold investment, Islamic financing etc.

Secondly taking into consideration the first criteria, it would be best if HPA is in the control of its value chain i.e. logistic, channel of communication, dealer (and trader) etc to the extent of having a supplier from the above said sleeping giants. The key for sustainability is to invest (the best form of defense is to attack?) and “If opportunity doesn’t knock, just build a door”.

P/s - I recently joined HPA...and the above thought triggered from the recent Business Planning workshop. 

November 16, 2010

Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidi Adha..





May this festival of sacrifice and thanksgiving be celebrated with taqwa..

November 15, 2010

De Bono's Thinking

Some of De Bono’s view on politics, thinking, innovation and complacency.

1. Political Views
Errors in Thinking! - logic was more a matter of communication than of thinking. Men had always worked in groups (hunting parties, was parties etc.) so logic was necessary to get others to go along with you. 90 per cent of the errors in thinking are errors in perception. Yet tradition forces us to believe that thinking is all about logic. In the end logic is about arranging the pieces provided by selective perception (David Perkin, Harvard)

Political thinking among the youth - two rather prevalent modes of political thinking amongst young people. The first mode is the blame mode while the other one is to mimic/imitate adult politicians and to come across with all the usual noises and clich├ęs.

Politicians - In a democracy what do politicians have to do? Do they have to do good thinking or can they get that from advisors and committees? Is their job to present matters well and agreeably? What do people expect from President Obama in the USA? Perhaps they expect inspiration. Perhaps they expect good thinking. Perhaps they expect confidence. The role of a politician is never clearly defined. The task is to get elected and to continue to please people. Is that the same as making progress? Possibly, not.

2. Thinking
..a hundred years from now! - If we take a hundred year perspective from now, what is going to be seen to be important? A lot of things which seem very central and important at the moment will be seen to be trivial and peripheral. What will really matter are the fundamental shifts in human beliefs, human thinking, human behavior and human organization.

Too trapped in traditional philosophy - Every university should have an open-ended faculty of 'thinking' which should be quite separate from philosophy and psychology. In its rush to be considered as a serious science psychology it has focused on measurement. This is almost the exact opposite of operational thinking.

3. Our complacency
Perhaps our real problem is not so much our deficient thinking as I indicated in the last message, but our complacency. We do believe that our thinking is wonderful. Our existing thinking has indeed been wonderful in science and technology - and getting to the moon and beyond. Yet our poor thinking has been responsible for most of the human disasters such as wars conflicts, persecutions etc. The reason is obvious. We rush to use judgment rather than to design the way forward.

4. Design and Analysis
Design is just as important as analysis. Analysis helps us to understand things. Design helps us to deliver value. Design is putting together what we have to deliver the values we want. Without design we just have routines. Some of these are very good and were set up by design in the first place. But routines have no way of changing by themselves. There is a major role for routine but also a place for design.


WHO IS DE BONO?

Edward de Bono is regarded by many to be the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has written 62 books with translations into 37 languages and has been invited to lecture in 54 countries. He is the originator of lateral thinking which treats creativity as the behavior of information in a self-organizing information system - such as the neural networks in the brain. From such a consideration arise the deliberate and formal tools of lateral thinking, parallel thinking etc.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

I joined Edward De Bono’s Lateral thinking Full Course not long ago..

Aminulrasyid Amzah (1995–26 April 2010)

Edward De Bono in his message while flying from London to Chicago in April 2000 very disturbed with the back seats of his that recline/tilt back every time he move his body. It happened 26 times throughout the flight. It could be because of his unique body measurement or perhaps, according to him, this is an example of bad design. He then mentioned about CAF (stand for Consider All Factor) in designing or even in thinking before any action can be done. The CAF is one of the tools used for broadening perception, of which most of the professional people used to improve their thinking.

Well, what is this got to do with the above title?

If one can put their thinking ahead of their action, none of this unnecessary killing could take place. Do not rely on your emotion or unethical behavior just because you are in control of the situation (in this case a firearm). There’s no need to revamp the Force, this is just an individual unprofessional thinking. But one must start to think on how these individual put their thinking on situation.

And yet I’m still complaining of unnecessary pressure...?

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Tidak dapat tahan emosi beri gambaran kedudukan mayat Aminulrasyid
Oleh NOOR AZMAH IBRAHIM
Utusan Malaysia Online 11 No 2010

SHAH ALAM 11 Nov. - Seorang pegawai forensik polis tidak dapat menahan emosi semasa memberi gambaran di Mahkamah Sesyen di sini mengenai kedudukan mayat remaja berusia 15 tahun, Aminulrasyid Amzah yang mati ditembak pada April lalu. Pegawai penyiasat dari Unit Forensik, Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah, Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Selangor, Cif Inspektor Mazli Jusoh @ Che Kob dilihat menyeka air mata sewaktu memberi keterangan hari ini sebelum memohon untuk berhenti rehat selama lima minit bagi menenangkan dirinya.

"Seorang pegawai penyiasat kanan memberitahu saya mayat telah dialihkan oleh anggota unit kereta peronda dan kemudiannya telah diperiksa oleh pihak ambulans. "Saya berpendapat, kedudukan mayat telah dialihkan dari kedudukan asal dan mayat pada masa itu dalam keadaan amat menyedihkan apabila saya...,'' katanya dalam keadaan sebak sehingga tidak dapat meneruskan kata-kata.

Dalam keterangannya, Mazli memberitahu, beliau melihat muka Aminulrasyid dalam keadaan tersembam di tempat duduk pemandu dengan darah mengalir keluar daripada hidung, manakala badannya berada di luar kereta.Dia yang tiba di tempat kejadian pada pukul 3.20 pagi, 26 April lalu kemudiannya bertindak menggerakkan mayat yang hanya berbaju T dan berseluar pendek itu bagi meletakkannya dalam kedudukan yang lebih baik.

"Saya mengambil keputusan untuk meletakkan mayat dalam keadaan lebih baik kerana siasatan saya mungkin mengambil masa yang lebih lama. Saya tidak mahu keadaan mayat itu berterusan sehingga selesai kerja saya,'' jelas beliau. Menurut Mazli, beliau membuat siasatan di tempat kejadian pada hari pertama berhubung kes seorang anggota polis menembak remaja yang memandu kereta serta cuba melanggarnya secara berundur.

Walaupun keadaan gear kereta didapati berada pada huruf R, katanya, tiada sebarang kesan kenderaan itu berundur dijumpai pada tayar kanan depan dan belakang. Beliau turut berpendapat kereta Proton Iswara bernombor pendaftaran BET 5023 dipandu laju pada malam kejadian berikutan ia mampu memanjat tebing semasa terbabas selain melanggar tong sampah sehingga rodanya tercabut. Hasil pemeriksaannya, katanya, sebutir kelongsong peluru ditemui di atas rumput pada jarak kira-kira lapan kaki dari kereta tersebut.''Keempat-empat tayar kereta itu dalam keadaan pancit. Kerosakan pada kereta tidak begitu teruk. Tiada cukai jalan pada cermin hadapan kereta.

November 06, 2010

Komander

Facebook might be the most dominant social network in the world at this moment (I do not have the stat thou to support this but it must be). It has lotsa fun, buncha games and applications and most importantly it can connect people. I wanted to stay connected, look for new friendship perhaps, find long lost friends; I wanted to see wonders coming from it. And so I use it. After sometimes I must admit I’ve addicted to the Book. Craving and desire for it with the same feelings to that of a sentimental love, I guess. However, I must say fb do bring wonders.

Suaranya yang nyaring with A minor high pitched sound and without pentatonic pattern mengalunkan “Hormat, hormat ke kanannnnnn..hormat” sound sooo cute….of course intermittently it could become so annoying that make your ear drum beating unanimously :) That A Minor high pitched sound comes from an also a very cute gal with big gorgeous brown eyes, especially when she shouted for orders. Komander Ahmad Idham was nowhere near her when she shouted (or screamed). I was then 17 and being a freshman in a college world, I was amazed and at the same time tamed by that sound (and cute gal, and big brown eyes, and lots and lots more of her too). I was just not me at that time. I’m restless, restive in front of her or if she was not on sight. I’m not so sure thou if the feeling was mutual. It never concerned me cos’ I just need to try, to strive and to make an effort to win her (and for an obvious reason, or can I say genetically freak, she was a year older than me). Love is like a battlefield. That was when I went above the perimeter…I lied.

On my first semester break I lied (I still have her replied letter safely kept) and she was so disturbed with the lie (stupidity as I called it) and the relationship went bit sour in the other semester. Then again, I could be completely wrong with all these. As I mentioned earlier I was not actually sure whether the feeling was mutual at all. Time goes by and all you know we have been on our separate ways.

The above story was like 19 years in history. We never get in touch with since but lately via fb we are connected. So many stuff in my mind I would like to share with her, my career, my family, my feeling towards her etc. But this time I wanted to be me, irrespective what kind of feeling there will be. I hope she can make herself connected and contacted. I do.

Remember this song Komander Azlina?

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