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JomLaunch 5.0 Sep 2017 by Iqbal Abdullah

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The slide deck for the talk Iqbal gave during JomLaunch 5.0 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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JomLaunch 5.0 Sep 2017 by Iqbal Abdullah

  1. 1. JOMLAUNCH 5.0
  2. 2. WHO AM I?
  3. 3. WHERE DID I COME FROM? 1997: Came to Japan 2001: Graduated BSc, went to work as an SE 2002: Joined Yahoo! Japan, did email. 2006: Joined Amazon Japan, did marketing. 2007: Started MARIMORE, SMS service 2015: Changed to Xoxzo, telephony service
  4. 4. Founded Mar 2007 with USD4000 capital (2 people) More info here: https://info.xoxzo.com/ History ● Started as MARIMORE Inc in 2007 offering SMS services via email ● Pivoted to flagship service Xoxzo in Oct 2015, including company name change Our people A total of 10 people across 9 cities: All of us work 100% remotely. Looks like everyone enjoys it, but it’s not easy. 4 Company Overview
  5. 5. What we look like A B C D E H G F
  6. 6. What I do most of the time ● I try to talk to customers ● I help customers ● I make sure everyone can do their job better ● I design our product ● I develop our product
  7. 7. On Aug 4 I received the following email:
  8. 8. WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT TODAY?
  9. 9. Not talented Far from smart But maybe just fortunate Iqbal = fortunate, blessed, success and all that.
  10. 10. I TOO CAN DEFINITELY CONTRIBUTE
  11. 11. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES ● Intellectual enlightenment ● Making a difference for the audience and myself, between us before and after ○ A connection, no matter how small, with you
  12. 12. I AM GOING TO SHARE OUR IDEAS, VALUES AND BELIEVES WITH YOU
  13. 13. PHILOSOPHY 1
  14. 14. Perfection is attained not when there is nothing to add, but when there is nothing to take away Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  15. 15. PHILOSOPHY 2
  16. 16. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
  17. 17. PHILOSOPHY 3
  18. 18. Fall seven times, stand up eight. 七転び八起き orz orz orz orz orz orz orz ^^/
  19. 19. PHILOSOPHY 4
  20. 20. Progress, not perfection - Iqbal Abdullah
  21. 21. WITH THE BROAD STROKES PAINTED...
  22. 22. I NOW SHARE OUR ADD ON VALUES
  23. 23. VALUE 1 We remove complexity Do what others do not want to do, so our customers can do things which is important to them
  24. 24. VALUE 2 We are transparent, or at least consistentAdequate documentation Explaining why something is done in a certain way, or at least the keeping things on the same pattern
  25. 25. VALUE 3 Make our customer’s data whole “If I do this, I should be able to see that”
  26. 26. VALUE 4 Enjoyable experience “Is to actually just forget about it”
  27. 27. WHERE DOES ALL OF THESE LEAD? WTF??
  28. 28. = EMPOWERMENT
  29. 29. WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT? YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU CAN’T BEFORE
  30. 30. WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT We empower our customers by solving their problems We empower ourselves by self-determination: What is important to us, to our community and by recognizing the resources available to us Notice that I have not touched on technology at all in the past few minutes: Human problems are not resolved by technology. They are resolved by humans.
  31. 31. WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT Empowerment: The Activist Mindset, from a programmer’s perspective
  32. 32. WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT WE empower people by talking, understanding and solving problems And by sharing ideas
  33. 33. And hopefully, in someway or another, I have now empowered you.
  34. 34. TERIMA KASIH
  35. 35. @xoxzotelephony @iqbalabd FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER!

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