Category: Pemikiran

President Fidel Ramos: “This is the challenge to our leadership today to work together for the common good and the national welfare”

Presiden Fidel Ramos received Token as inspiring Keynote Speaker at the 2012 International Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Management which I attended and held on January 25-26, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.

Fidel “Eddie” Valdez Ramos, GCMG (born March 18, 1928), popularly known as FVR, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and admired by many for revitalizing and renewing international confidence in the Philippine economy.

Prior to his election as president, Ramos served in the Cabinet of President Corazon Aquino first as chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), chief of Integrated National Police, and later on, as Secretary of National Defense from 1986 to 1991.

During the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, Ramos upon the invitation of then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, was hailed as a hero even though he was not part of the plan by many Filipinos for his decision to breakaway from the administration of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and pledge allegiance and loyalty to the newly established government of President Aquino.

Under Ramos, the Philippines experienced a period of political stability and rapid economic growth and expansion, as a result of his policies and programs designed to foster national reconciliation and unity. Ramos was able to secure major peace agreements with Muslim separatists, communist insurgents and military rebels, which renewed investor confidence in the Philippine economy. Ramos also aggressively pushed for the deregulation of the nation’s major industries and the privatization of bad government assets. As a result of his hands-on approach to the economy, the Philippines was dubbed by various internationally as Asia’s Next Economic Tiger.

However, the momentum in the economic gains made under his administration was briefly interrupted during the onset of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Nevertheless, during the last year of the term, the economy managed to make a rebound since it was not severely hit by the crisis as compared to other Asian economies. He also oversaw the Philippine Centennial Independence celebrations in 1998.

Telepon Seluler dan Budaya Terbang: Bukan Hanya Masalah Uang, Namun Juga Pikiran Yang Timpang

Dalam dunia penerbangan, khususnya angkutan udara  menghadapi dua hal yang harus sama-sama dipenuhi. Pertama dari aspek kinerja keselamatan yang harus menjadi perhatian semua pihak terkait, tidak saja internal perusahaan penerbangan, tapi juga dukungan total dari pengelola bandara dan pemakai jasa…

Engineers … are not superhuman. They make mistakes in their assumptions, in their calculations, in their conclusions. That they make mistakes is forgivable; that they catch them is imperative. Thus it is the essence of modern engineering not only to be able to check one’s own work but also to have one’s work checked and to be able to check the work of others.
Henry Petroski
To Engineer Is Human. Engineers Creed

e-Learning Dalam Pendidikan Kedokteran @UINJKT Untuk Membuat Pengalaman Pembelajaran Interaktif

Tanggal 19 Desember 2012 kemarin, saya menjadi nara sumber e-Learning untuk Fakultas Kedokteran UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. Ya, para dosen kedokteran yang juga rata-rata dokter, mengkhidmati betapa pentingna metode  ini sebagai bagian peningkatan pembelajaran untuk mahasiswa dan pemangku kepentingan di Fakultas Kedokteran.…

Kekerasan di Sekolah: Antara Proses Peniruan, Hilangnya Ketauladanan dan “Teori Kekacauan”

Menurut Nel Nodding dari Universitas Stanford (Pengarang buku “Happiness and Education”): “Kenyataan bahwa arti Kebahagian dan Pendidikan tampaknya akhir-akhir ini semakin berlawanan, salah satu motif untuk menanganinya secara baik dan menjadi terkait erat. Kebahagiaan harus menjadi tujuan pendidikan, dan pendidikan yang baik…

Gerakan Anti Korupsi dan Kesadaran Pendidikan Manusia Yang Memanusiakan

Korupsi Dan Pergulatan Kekuasaan   Tanggal 9 Desember diperingati sebagai Hari Anti Korupsi Internasional yang diperingati Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi bersama pegiat dan organisasi antikorupsi lainnya dengan menyelenggarakan rangkaian acara menarik di berbagai kota di Indonesia. Kita semua percaya, jujur adalah langkah awal…