Done storytelling at @MSSFEUI
I delivered a short story yesterday at FEUI. Thank you very much to all attendants, especially to:
- and of course, @mssfeui
It was my first presentation in front of university students; great ones at that. So to be honest, I was not sure how it would turn out. There were some hints that I got when I was at the road: the students would likely be critical and not know much about digital. That didn’t sound good. Especially since I am just 2 hours away from my own talk about digital.
Turned out the worry was ungrounded. The students were amazing. Some of them are even very well versed in digital and the current real market condition out there. Not many big corporate guys can appreciate the impending change within the Indonesian market/business landscape as much as they can. I’d love to say they’re going to land on their first work gracefully.
But once you graduate or go as intern, the flowers are not that pretty and the grass ain’t so green. So I have 2 advices for those who are thinking to go into digital space:
- keep learning relentlessly
- The reality will often not match up with your text book. These are occurrences where you are required to be comfortable to venture into areas that you do not know before. You will have to learn and try new things. Don’t let that scare you. Take it slowly, one at a time. Kaizen.
- keep your spirits up
- People like you, with great notions & young hearts, are often seen as “naive”, or “foolish” or “idealistic”. Do. Not. Give. In. It’s going to be one instance in your life where you must trust your gut and push through because you are right. There will be a lot of resistance, they will insist you’re wrong but rest assured that you’re in the right track.
What you learned yesterday was a glimpse into the current business era in Indonesia. We did the prologue for you so you can write the rest.
The most tragic thing about today’s education is that the graduates will make their first post-academic step without knowing they are fully equipped to face a world that no longer exists.