Learn, Earn, Return

Still only 20, Iman Usman has already started two companies, runs a national youth organization and met Vice President Boediono. He’s got plenty more to do.

At the age of 10 Iman Usman set up a free library for underprivileged kids in his hometown in Padang. Photo by Ahmad Zamroni

Muhamad Iman Usman appears to just another University of Indonesia student, wearing a t-shirt and a backpack. Yet he is far from an ordinary student. Still only 20, Iman has already started two companies, been invited to meet Vice President Boediono, won an award from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and given advice to billionaire Putera Sampoerna. He has traveled to Toronto to attend the G20 meeting, and also China and Japan for other events. Three years ago he co-founded the NGO Indonesia Future Leaders with five friends that now has offices in six cities, 600 volunteer staff, 7,000 followers on Twitter and 9,100 supporters on Facebook. Continue reading

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33 Tahun simpan saham Unilever dan Bayer

Beli dan jual saham dalam sehari adalah hal yang lazim bagi pemegang saham. Horison investasi jangka pendek yang diadopsi banyak pemegang saham domestik ini pun tak ayal mengidentikkan investasi saham dengan istilah ‘main saham’. Tapi, menjadi tidak lazim bagi Meutia Farida Hatta Swasono yang sudah 33 tahun menyimpan baik-baik saham PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk dan PT Bayer Indonesia Tbk sejak 1973. Menteri Negara Pemberdayaan Perempuan itu memegang dua saham tersebut bukan karena menginginkan dividen yang lebih besar, melainkan tidak mengerti bagaimana berdagang saham di bursa. Continue reading