• Poverty is not Natural

      Originally published on Ethical Economics — Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers  Why is poverty and economic security not reducing amidst the enormous increased wealth we’ve seen on the planet so far? In Poverty is not Natural, the author George Curtis draws upon the work of 19th-century American economist, Henry George. It was George who looked into the cause… [Continue Reading]

    Poverty is not Natural
  • Famous buildings don’t just document the past, they also tell the future

    Originally published on Ethical Economics — Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers  It’s a well-known fact that the world’s most renowned construction projects, monuments and buildings have historically been built to celebrate something. To commemorate the past, in other words. Whether they are ancient works, like the Great Pyramids of Giza being used to celebrate the glory of the… [Continue Reading]

    Famous buildings don’t just document the past, they also tell the future
  • Exophony: Adopting a language and enriching it

    By Prasiddha Gustanto Former journalist of The Jakarta Post, English editor at ALVEO People have written in languages that are not their mother tongue for thousands of years. Yet, it wasn’t until the past few decades that the world of academia came up with a term to describe this phenomenon. That term is “exophony.” Coined… [Continue Reading]

    Exophony: Adopting a language and enriching it
  • The Importance of Grammar in Business Writing

    By Felicia Yulianti Senior writer at ALVEO “Making grammar mistakes is quite common, even among native speakers.” Although it may be applicable in casual conversation, it is not always the case when it comes to writing, especially business writing. In fact, grammar in business writing is essential. As time progresses and we are currently in… [Continue Reading]

    The Importance of Grammar in Business Writing
  • 5Cs for Effective Business Writing

    By Aulia R. Sungkar (Ollie) Director at ALVEO Business writing has one ultimate goal: to convey valuable information. To achieve this goal, a company needs to be good at effective business writing. However, how does one produce effective business writing? Is there any guide for doing this? Worry not. Context, Content, Clarity, Color and Carrier… [Continue Reading]

    5Cs for Effective Business Writing
  • What is 5W1H Method?

    By Felicia Yulianti Senior writer at ALVEO At school, people usually understand 5W1H as a tool to construct proper news paragraphs in language subjects. Further, at university, 5W1H becomes students’ method to use in compiling a good report. The 5W1H method is shorthand for “Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.” Answers to these questions… [Continue Reading]

    What is 5W1H Method?
  • Kikuo Ibe: Unbreakable teamwork in creating the shock of the new

    By Aulia R. Sungkar. Published in The Jakarta Post on January 18, 2014. Photos courtesy of horalatina.com, Danu Kuntoaji  Kikuo Ibe became a pioneer in the world of watches because of a dream, his team and a refusal to crack under pressure. The Japanese had loved the durable watch his father gave him as a high school graduation… [Continue Reading]

    Kikuo Ibe: Unbreakable  teamwork in creating the  shock of the new
  • LADY DEWI SUKARNO: A Reflection of Beauty

    An exclusive interview and written by Aulia R Sungkar…Photography by Loepy…published in the 7th Edition of PMR Magazine S’pore, April 2010. Beauty is the artwork that creates the charming in life of the Indonesian former first lady. A warm chat with Lady Dewi Sukarno, widow of the late former Indonesian President Soekarno during a lunch… [Continue Reading]

    LADY DEWI SUKARNO: A Reflection of Beauty