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Mengenal Strategi Tas Coach

Image Source: Cleo [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Mengenal Strategi Tas Coach] oleh Jennie M. Xue Tas tangan Coach yang kini mempunyai brand ambassador Selena Gomez didirikan tahun 1941 di New York oleh enam orang pengrajin dompet kulit tradisional. Lima tahun kemudian,...

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Si Sol Merah Christian Louboutin

Sang maestro dan karya-karyanya. [Image Source: Catwalk Yourself.] [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Si Sol Merah Christian Louboutin] oleh Jennie M. Xue Para selebriti dunia tergila-gila dengan sepatu bersol merah Christian Louboutin (CL). Di Indonesia, CL dipopulerkan oleh...

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How to Recognize Pseudo-Science in References

Thank you for reading my articles. Terima kasih telah membaca artikel-artikel saya. Starting this week, I'll be including articles published in US and UK as well. Terhitung minggu ini, saya akan sertakan artikel-artikel yang diterbitkan di AS dan Inggris juga di blog...

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Serangan Robot Kreatif

[Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Serangan Robot Kreatif] oleh Jennie M. Xue Era Revolusi Industri 4.0 ditandai dengan berbagai otomatisasi, robot, dan artificial intelligence (AI). Industri manufacturing, misalnya telah lama menggunakan robot dan mesin-mesin otomatis...

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Kiamat Bagi Mal?

[Image / video source: Exploring with Dali on YouTube] [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Kiamat Bagi Mal?] oleh Jennie M. Xue Mal-mal di Indonesia sekarang sepi? Tidak heran, karena fenomena ini sangat mendunia. Offline retail seperti mengalami masa kiamat. Benarkah? Adakah...

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Kisah Sukses Fossil

[Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Kisah Sukses Fossil] oleh Jennie M. Xue Para Milenial bisa jadi kenal dengan Fossil. Gayanya nyantai, cuek, namun keren dan kelihatan sporty. Namanya boleh fosil, tapi bukan berarti pemakainya kayak fosil berjalan lho. Jam tangan Fossil...

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Tech IPO Rally a Sign of Bubble?

[Download PDF FORBES INDONESIA Tech IPO Rally a Sign of Bubble?] by Jennifer Xue Lyft's recent IPO could be one of the signs that the tech bubble is on its way to another implosion. With almost one billion USD in the loss despite USD 2.1 billion revenue in 2018, yet...

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Gagalnya Fast Food di Vietnam

[Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Gagalnya Fastfood di Vietnam] oleh Jennie M. Xue Burger King punya 16,000 gerai di 100 negara dan McDonald's punya 36,000 gerai di 100 negara juga. Bahkan McD punya gerai di Vatikan. Namun ada satu negara di mana keduanya gatot alias "gagal...

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Lyft dan Masa Depan

[Image Source: Lyft Blog] [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY IPO Lyft dan Masa Depan] oleh Jennie M. Xue Saingan Uber bernama Lyft belum menghasilkan profit, bahkan sebenarnya telah merugi USD 911,3 juta di tahun 2018. Gila betul, namun mereka baru saja go public dengan IPO...

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Great Displacement dan Masa Depan

[Download PDF KONTAN Great Displacement dan Masa Depan] oleh Jennie M. Xue Sebagai konsultan di San Jose, dalam beberapa minggu ini saya berkecimpung dalam dunia "masa depan" alias futuristik. Terlihat dengan jelas seperti apa masa depan dunia, karena faktanya cukup...

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Jennie M. Xue is an award-winning author and a bilingual columnist based in Northern California. She writes in English and Indonesian and is known for the most prolific Indonesia-born bilingual author and columnist. Her English-only site and writing portfolio is located at JenniferXue.com.

They Said

The fire within Jennie was ignited as another fire was extinguished.
(Justin Lafferty for Tracy Press)

In a way, Jennie is a literary opposite of Stockton native Maxine Hong Kingston, who wrote about being trapped between American culture and the wrenchingly different ways of her Chinese immigrant parents. Cultural dislocation empowers Jennie.
(Michael Fitzgerald for The Record of San Joaquin)

They say the people who truly love you are the ones who constantly urge you to improve. Jakarta native and award-winning writer Jennie embodies this. Though she has lived in America for more than a decade, Jennie writes exhaustively on Jakarta, its people, its activism and its future.
(Shalene Gupta for The Jakarta Globe)

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