April 18, 2011

Financially literate..

If I would ask a group of my friends, " How many of you can cook better hamburger than McDonald's? " almost all of my friends would answer yes. I then ask, "So if most of you can cook a better hamburger, how come McDonald's makes more money than you?"

The answer is obvious: McDonald's is excellent at business systems. The reason so many talented people are poor is because they focus on building a better hamburger and know little to nothing about business systems.

Here's a good example of what I'm trying to convey dear readers. A friend of my father in Kota Damansara is a great artist. He makes a sizable amount of money. One day his mother's attorney called to tell him that she had left him around 120k of Malaysian ringgit. That is what was left of her estate after the attorney and the government took their shares. Immediately, he saw an opportunity to increase his business by using some of this money to advertise. Two months later, his first four-color, full-page ad appeared in an expensive magazine that targeted the very rich. The ad ran for three months. He received no replies from the ad, and all of his inheritance is now gone. He now wants to sue the magazine for misrepresentation.

This is a common case of someone who can build a beautiful hamburger, but knows little about business. When my father ask what happen and what he had learned, his only reply was that "advertising salesperson are crooks". My father after entering a class in sales and direct marketing really express his satisfaction of the classes. It really help him a lot, he said. But, after my dad asked him if he would willing to take a course in sales and direct marketing. His reply, "I don't have the time, and I don't want to wast my money."

The word is filled with talented poor people. All too often, they're poor or struggle financially or earn less than they are capable of, not because of what they know but because of what they do not know. They focus on perfecting their skills at building a better hamburger. Maybe McDonald's does not make the best hamburger, but they are the best at selling and delivering a basic average burger. It all comes own to your financial literacy and knowledge about the matter.

Well those are the points I'm trying to let you know. The hamburgers are merely metaphors or an example to help you understand better. There are a lot of people missing all this opportunities to expand their wealth through some simple knowledge. Do take notice.. If you guys want me to write more about the matter, do leave a comment.

Lutfi Adam..

April 6, 2011

What to write..??

If u guys had notice, its been ages since my last post. I'm lost.
Gimme some ideas....

Pretty PLEASE...!!!

March 3, 2011

Whats yours..?

My question for today is.. ' What keeps you studying other than fulfilling your dreams and ambitions.? '

For instance, everyone have their own motivation or fuel that keeps their engine running whenever the book came calling. But the main motivation for everyone must probably be to achieve their life long ambitions. Eying success along the tunnel has always been my motivation.

Surely, everyone have their own 'Fadhillah Khamsah' or 'Alex Ferguson' in their head that constantly reminds you to keep on going, to help you take that extra step further, that tells you never to give up, telling you everything is going to be better if.. if you just keep on going. Well, I do. But I'm not going to tell you who.

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But, what keeps you going other than all those things.? For some people, it's the pressure of staying at the top or the pressure of trying to prove a point to everyone.

Me.? Its always been ' girls '. Yes, no kidding. GIRLS. You know that some girls find it hard to stay away from guys that are gorgeous and the smart factor always been the bonus to some. Some girls adore men that puts education their top priority at the moment. Of course girls wants to find a guy that can afford to support the well-being of their marriage to-be other than factors such as being pious, well-manured, humble and many more.

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You know where I got the idea from,..? It was my brother. Here was the dialogue. I think.?

Me : abanglong, boleh tanya satu benda tak ?
Brother : ya, apa dia abangah? tanya la..
Me : apa dia yang buat abanglong semangat belajar selain nak berjaya?
Brother : perempuan. betul tak tipu.
Me : ( laughing ) tapi kenapa ?
Brother : baru lah perempuan minat dekat kita.

Although the conversation were never that polite and nerdy before. I can never say that the conversation really happen like up there.
In my mind... ' Bodoh nyaaaa ayat yang aku tulis, haha, macam la pernah berlaku..'

Yes, it was always been my side-motivator. So, the question was, ' Whats yours ? '

Lutfi Adam...

March 2, 2011


I've always been a keen observer whenever I got the chance to see a salesperson in action. One reason is because that person must have good communication skills to even have the chance of selling their product.

These days, communication is an essential skills that one must possess to get ahead in you're life. Promotions have always been the main beneficiary from a good communication at your office. You'll have no problems reaching out to you're co-workers and especially you're boss.

So, I'm asking you. If you're the boss of a big ass company that make loads and loads of cash. Who would you likely give a promotion too.?

Person A = never shy to speak out, always giving ideas, who you know have good communication skills

Person B = ' saya malulah nak beri pendapat ' or ' saya tak pandai lah nak terangkan dekat awak macam mana ? '.. You get the idea right.

In my mind.. ' baik kau jadi bisu shja, kalau mulut tu tak mahu guna, bagi mulut yang kau ada tu dekat orang bisu yang nak bercakap '

So, who would you choose to give the promotion too. If you're smart, you'll give it to person B. I'll be calling you a sucker for it.

You can see for yourself a few of the many benefits of good communication in the office. If you think otherwise, do give you're opinion and thoughts at the comment column.

Lutfi Adam..

March 1, 2011

23rd this month

I'm here filling the shoes of some bastard who forgot to announce this very important date on the news or, was is it because I was the one who miss the announcement. Either way, on the 21st this month, the date some students have been waiting for nearly 3 months had finally arrive.

In my mind.. thinking..
" kepala otak kau siapa ajar??,, sejak bila tarikh boleh bergerak.?? baru nak sampai konon.."

Hooray..!! I've been so bored at home. Now with the results finally here, I'm can't wait to renew my studying life at a brand new college. Hopefully with my results, I can. Good luck to my friends too.

wishing you all the best..
Lutfi adam...

its fascinating right.. how the date in the writing doesn't match the date in the title..
your call,, guess which one is true.. =p