hippoBrain
hippoBrain
Oct 9, 2020
Episode 17: Rachmat Kaimuddin, CEO of Bukalapak
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Serendipity (n): Finding something good without looking for it.   That’s how Rachmat Kaimuddin, the CEO of Bukalapak, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce company, describes his journey from engineering and technology to banking and corporate finance, and back to a tech-based sector like e-commerce—all this when the world witnessed crises like the 9/11 attack, the Asian crisis in 1998, the dot com bubble in the 2000s, and Indonesia’s own transition from the old economy to the new economy.  But is it really that simple? Nothing more than fate and chance?   Watch the episode and find out the other value mechanisms at play here than mere serendipity. Here’s a trailer: He says, “I go to school and study because I want to know, not because I want to pass.”

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