By: Felicia Widjaya With two patents under his name and a senior role at Gojek, Giri Kuncoro has a long list of achievements. After graduating from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giri worked in Japan for Toshiba corporation and New York for GE Digital. He continued his […]Read More Giri Kuncoro on Leaving Silicon Valley and Building the Tech System in Indonesia
Fashion entrepreneur Emily Jaury reveals what it takes to build her successful fashion brand Love and Flair when she was only 20 years old.Read More Emily Jaury on Being a Fashion Entrepreneur
By: Joy Harjanto At just 20, Emily Jaury channeled her love for online shopping by starting an online store with her best friend, Dewi Purwati. That was five years ago. Today, Love and Flair is a retail and lifestyle brand carrying around 100 Indonesian brands. Though Emily studied business in college and did internships in […]Read More Emily Jaury
Dear Readers, When we started Paradigma, we interviewed individuals who chose to start their careers abroad after university. For our “Coming Home” series, we’re sharing another perspective: stories of individuals who chose to come back home to Indonesia to pursue their careers. Our interviewees range from those starting their own businesses to those who aim […]Read More Editor’s Note #4
With the current situation happening in Indonesia now, we aim to shed light on the complexity of the issues. As students who are pursuing our studies overseas, it’s easy to lose touch on the current social, political, and environmental climateat home. We ask Margianta, ambassador of One Young World and founder of Emancipate Indonesia, three […]Read More Ada Apa Dengan Indonesia?
By: Patricia Kusumaningtyas There’s this question I’ve been asking myself these past few months, and I haven’t really pinned down the definite answer for it: What makes an American university what it is? On one side of the spectrum, the pinnacle of American education is often portrayed through the Ivy League schools. Although it’s notable […]Read More Between Two Worlds: From Community College to Columbia
For many of us, chasing your passion is a trade-off for practicality. If society deems your passion as practical, you may have avoided this dilemma. But most of us reach a point where we are faced with two seemingly conflicting options: be practical or chase your passion. “Chasing your passion is impractical” is a stereotype […]Read More Stereotypes: Chasing Your Passion
Indonesian-born and Juiliard-trained pianist Randy Ryan reveals his arduous journey on thriving in a demanding music environment.Read More Randy Ryan on Pursuing Music in Juilliard
By: Joy Harjanto Because I grew up learning to play Beethoven’s moonlight sonatas, I always imagined pianists to be serious and somber, mimicking the notes of the esteemed composer himself. So when I spoke with Randy Ryan, I was pleasantly surprised by how down to earth and easy going he was. The name Juilliard also […]Read More Randy Ryan
By: Madeleine Setiono “What threatens democracy?” my political science professor asked. This was back in 2016, just in time for the US elections. One of my classmates said nationalism. I looked around and saw the class nodding in agreement– except for me. I felt like the only person in a stand-up comedy show who didn’t […]Read More Nasional-is-me?