Posted by: kangdidi | October 24, 2009

Lessons from Sir Richard Branson Virgin Billionaire

1. Motivated by something beyond money.
“Above all, you want to create something you are proud of…. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.” — p. 43

2. The importance of a good name.
“All you have in life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name, then you’ll never be happy. The thought will always lurk at the back of your mind that people don’t trust you. I had never really focused on what a good name meant before, but that night in prison made me understand.”

3. Big picture thinking & creative problem solving
In his book, Branson tells the story of a Mike Oldfield concert that was to take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Oldfield, the featured artist, had decided he did not want to do it. This was a major promotional event, designed to bring visibility to Virgin Records’ inaugural shining star. Tickets had been sold, the concert all set to go and Oldfield, that morning, had determined not to perform.
Branson’s creative problem solving saved the day. The two went for a drive together in Branson’s Bentley. After the drive, Branson asked if Mike would like the car, as a present. Mike said sure.
Branson said, “I’ll get out here and walk home. You just keep on driving and the car is yours.”
“Come off it! It was your wedding present.”
“No, all you have to do is drive it around to Queen Elizabeth Hall and go up onstage tonight. It’s yours.”
Mike agreed. Tubular Bells eventually sold over thirteen million copies and became one of the best selling albums ever released in Britain.

4. Dreaming impossible dreams.
Writes Branson, “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” Hence, in addition to successes in business, Branson became first to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon, the first across the Pacific, and the fastest to cross the Atlantic by boat. His life exhibits a “no limits” attitude that ever seeks to stretch the boundaries of what is achievable.

5. Success is not a formula, but it doesn’t ‘just happen.’
“To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.” A swashbuckling entrepeneur who lives life to the full, Branson has seized life by the throat and given it all he’s got. And from here? To think he’s only half begun!

Billionare Virgin Entrepeneur

Billionare Virgin Entrepeneur

Posted by: kangdidi | October 23, 2009


Menurut apa yang ada di wikipedia :

Pertamax adalah bahan bakar minyak andalan Pertamina. Pertamax biasanya digunakan untuk kenderaan high-end atau tahun tahun “>tahun “>tinggi. Pertamax pertama kali diluncurkan pada tahun 1999 sebagai pengganti Premix 98 karena unsur MTBE yang berbahaya bagi lingkungan. Unsur MTBE mengakibatkan pencemaran air tanah di Texas, Amerika Serikat.

Keunggulan Pertamax dan Pertamax Plus

  • Bebas timbal
  • RON atau Research Octane Number tinggi 92 untuk untuk “>untuk “>Pertamax dan 96 untuk Pertamax Plus
  • Mesin lebih lebih “>lebih “>awet karena pembakaran lebih sempurna
  • Mesin lebih halus karena gejala knocking bisa ditekan (terutama pada mesin dengan kompresi tinggi)

Kelemahan Pertamax dan Pertamax Plus

  • Harga per liter relatif mahal karena diproduksi untuk kendaraan high-end
  • Kualitas terkadang tidak tidak “>tidak “>sesuai sesuai “>sesuai “>dengan yang dijanjikan akibat penanganan selama selama “>selama “>distribusi dan selama penyimpanan ,jumlah dan mutu zat tambahan(additive) yang terkandung tidak sesuai spesifikasi

logo Pertamax

Pertamax Logo

Pertamax Logo

Harga Produk Pertamax

– Sumatera Sumatera “>Sumatera “>Utara, Sumatera Barat, Aceh, Ria, Batam (UPms I) 6.400
– SPBU Medan Bersaing 6.300
– Sumatera Selatan, Bengkulu, Jambi, Lampung (UPms II) 6.400
– Bangka 7.650
– DKI Jakarta, Bodetabek, Jawa Barat (UPms III) 5.900
– SPBU Jakarta Bersaing 5.900
– SPBU Extra Bersaing 5.800
– Jawa tengah, DIY (UPms IV) 6.800 – 7.050
– Jawa Timur, Bali, NTT, NTB, Lombok (UPms V) 6.400
– Bali 6.400
– NTB 7.375
– Kalimantan (UPms VI) 6.400
– Maluku dan Irian Jaya (UPms VII) 6.400
– Palu 7.650
Pertamax Plus
– Batam 6.200
– Sumatera Sumatera “>Sumatera “>Utara, Sumatera Barat, Aceh, Ria, Batam (UPms I) 6.800
– SPBU Medan Bersaing 6.700
– DKI Jakarta, Bodetabek, Jawa Barat(UPms III) 6.500
– Jawa tengah, DIY (UPms IV) 6.900
– Jawa Timur, Bali, NTT, NTB,Lombok (UPms V) 6.800
– Kalimantan (UPms VI) 6.800
Bio Pertamax
– DKI Jakarta, Bodetabek, Jawa Barat (UPms III) 5.900
– SPBU Bersaing Jakarta 5.900
– SPBU Extra Jakarta 5.800
– Jawa Timur, Bali, NTT, NTB,Lombok (UPMS V) 6.400
– Bali 6.400
Pertamina Dex SPBU
– DKI Jakarta, Bodetabek, Jawa Barat (UPms III) 6.500
– Jawa Jawa “>Jawa “>tengah, DIY (UPms IV) dan Jawa Timur, Bali, NTT, NTB,Lombok (UPmsV) 6.500