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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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Luckin Coffee si Unicorn China

Image Source: Sup China [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Luckin Coffee si Unicorn China] oleh Jennie M. Xue Starbucks di China sedang kebat kebit karena ada unicorn yang baru berusia dua tahun bernama Luckin yang tampaknya akan melahap habis putri duyung asal Seattle ini....

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Senjata Ampuh JP Morgan Chase

Image Source: Fox Business [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Senjata Ampuh JP Morgan Chase] oleh Jennie M. Xue JP Morgan Chase Bank adalah bank terbesar di AS dari segi aset dan bank terbesar di dunia dari segi kapitalisasi pasar. Mereka telah mengalami kolapsnya dunia...

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Ada Apa dengan Victoria’s Secret?

Image source: Shutterstock [Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Ada Apa dengan Victoria's Secret?] oleh Jennie M. Xue Menjelang Victoria's Secret (VS) hadir di Indonesia pada tahun 2013 lalu, cukup banyak suara pro dan kontra yang lantang. Termasuk para kaum relijius fanatik...

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Alasan Alibaba Gagal di AS

[Download PDF KONTAN DAILY Alasan Alibaba Gagal di Pasar AS] oleh Jennie M. Xue Di China, Alibaba punya 636 juta konsumen aktif terhitung Desember 2018. Jumlah ini dua kali lipat penduduk AS dan hampir tiga kali lipat penduduk Indonesia. Angka yang fantastis untuk...

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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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