Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

My Life's Journey


Published on

Sharing my life's journey and lessons learned along the way.

Published in: Spiritual, Health & Medicine
  • Your opinions matter! get paid BIG $$$ for them! START NOW!!.. ▲▲▲
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • You can now be your own boss and get yourself a very generous daily income. START FREE...●●●
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • I have a beautiful story .. how would like me to share..
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Thanks Sam. Anybody always has a good story to tell; I hope others could share more about their life's journey too, so we can learn from them.
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Hello Andy,
    You are truly inspiring. I just saw this presentation and then went to your site to see more. You have great communication skills and the blog was very insightful.
    Thanks for making my day!
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

My Life's Journey

  1. 1. My Life’s Journey<br />Andy Harjanto<br />
  2. 2. StayHungry, <br />StayFoolish<br />Steve Jobs, 2005<br />
  3. 3. Born and Raised in a Tropical <br />Country with<br />17,508islands<br />
  4. 4. Equator line<br />That’s over there<br />Indonesia<br />
  5. 5. Absolutely love water!<br />
  6. 6. ..and fast sports<br />
  7. 7. I spent hours, fascinating with building stuff with blocks and Lego <br />That’s my best Christmas present<br />
  8. 8. At 19, ready for a new adventure <br />…threw a dart at the map<br />
  9. 9. Michigan, here I come!<br />
  10. 10. What was happening back then in US?<br />
  11. 11. Wait…. <br />I don’t speak English<br />Well, <br />That’s part of adventure<br />
  12. 12. In my apartment, I watched countless episodes of <br />Sesame Street and Three’s Company to improve my English <br />
  13. 13. Still, I had many embarrassing moments<br />Hook is verb, then its noun <br />must be…<br />??!!<br />Excuse me sir, <br />where can I find <br />hookers?<br />?<br />
  14. 14. My first winter was interesting<br />Lived for years in 90s F, and<br />Now, winter in 20s F<br />..but snow sceneries made up for that<br />
  15. 15. 5<br />years later<br />got my degree, MBA, MSc<br />
  16. 16. Start my own start-up<br />NexVision, IncDeveloping Windows Applications <br />
  17. 17. I was Young and Stupid<br />money ran out quickly<br />
  18. 18. Next 4 years, Do consulting work for companies around the world <br />
  19. 19. Got married and<br />have a kid<br />(in that order)<br />
  20. 20. And then, Redmond is calling… <br />Pacific Northwest, Here I come!<br />
  21. 21. Spent 14 years, and <br />very grateful<br />to work on a few<br />“Startup” <br />projects<br />Active Directory<br />.NET Framework 1.0<br />CardSpace<br />ForefrontSecurity<br />
  22. 22. More importantly, <br />I met amazing<br />people fromall over the world <br />A team in Microsoft is like a group from United Nations <br />
  23. 23. Look Ma, NO parachute <br />Still, <br />Can’t Shake<br />My Desire<br />To Be <br />An<br />Entrepreneur<br />
  24. 24. Co-Founded<br />Cloud and Mobile<br />Access Business Data on Any Cell Phone<br />3 min Tour<br />
  25. 25. Great time connecting with many other startups<br />around the world<br /><br />
  26. 26. Family vacation to different countries is our favorite family activities<br />(who doesn’t?) <br />
  27. 27. What I learned about live so far <br />
  28. 28. You Can Achieve Whatever You Set Your Mind To <br />Well, not quite. Let’s revise… <br />You Chance of Success Increases Dramatically Whatever You Set Your Mind To <br />
  29. 29. Journey into the unknown has many twists and turns, but hardly you’ll regret it later<br />
  30. 30. ‘Been in many places, and worked with people<br />from around the world, I can honestly say: <br />Human in all races, religions is the same<br />Many good apples, just few bad ones<br />*I love to tell you stories about this<br />Unfortunately, media all over the world<br />magnifies only the bad ones<br />
  31. 31. Mediocrity is your worst <br />enemy for achieving realprogress in life<br />Either you’re very good at <br />it, or really bad at it<br />So, you can take the appropriate actions<br />
  32. 32. In the age of Globalization and <br />Democratized Information Technology, <br />You’re competing with<br />6,781,439,196+<br />people<br />Stand up and<br />Be Noticed<br />Channeling your passion is one heck of a strategy<br />
  33. 33. Startingis perhaps the hardest thing to do. <br />But think of it this way, <br />You’re ahead of 90% of people if you start<br />
  34. 34. Opportunityknocking<br />your door is anomaly<br />Go outside, play, andfind opportunities<br />
  35. 35. The biggest innovation<br />I’ve ever witnessed, <br />isto simplify, reduce complex problems<br />
  36. 36. In this rapidly changing market,<br />Do not obsess with<br />your competitors<br />They may be even more clueless than you are<br />
  37. 37. Keeping Team Happy is Simpler than You Thought<br /><ul><li>Progress
  38. 38. Ownership
  39. 39. Transparency</li></ul>My POT <br />Recipe <br />
  40. 40. Most of all, sometimes<br />you should just… <br />Have Fun<br />Break some rules<br />Be Foolish<br />Expect the Unexpected<br />Jump from the airplane<br />
  41. 41. What I hope in my remaining journey in life ?<br />
  42. 42. Making a dent in the universe<br />
  43. 43. But together, let’s<br />hole<br />make dent in the universe<br />
  44. 44. Call To Action<br />Share your story, knowledge, passion and<br />experience to others<br />
  45. 45. For more presentation like this, please <br />visit, follow, subscribe: <br />My Blog:<br />Twitter:<br />Email:<br />