My Life's Journey


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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 />