Bali Emerging Writers Festival (BEWF) is an annual literary festival that brings together Indonesia’s most exciting and dynamic new voices. Each year, talented young Indonesian writers, songwriters, filmmakers, environmentalists and social activists are invited to express themselves, share their stories and inspire each other. A full program of panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, and […]

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4 Ways to Boost Your Labour Productivity

What Is Labor Productivity? Labor productivity measures the amount of goods and services produced by one hour of labor. Let’s say your business has gross profit of $300,000 per year, and you have 9 staff working for you. So that is 10 people working 40 hour weeks (full time, not part time), which is 40 […]

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5 Steps to Tame Your Inventory Beast

Why quick and dirty inventory management is better than no system at all Inventory is required simply because you need to have an item on hand for a customer to examine and be able to purchase immediately. Otherwise you can have a catalog and make to order. It is very common for a business without […]

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A Feast of Thought

Those of us of a certain age who have been here awhile agree that much as we enjoy our quiet lives in Ubud, we miss intellectual stimulation. Well, I just attended my first TEDxUbud event and it was so stimulating I had to go straight home and lie down. What a treat to spend a […]

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A Garden of Health and Happiness

A strange thing has been happening to our food supply, nutritional content is falling and the problem is getting worse. Industrial agriculture is producing food that is not as healthy or nutritious as it was 50 years ago. The decline in the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables was reported more than 10 years ago […]

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A Sense of Proportion

Last issue we started to look at what we can do to honour the request of the Balinese people and comply with the building permit requirement that all buildings built in Bali “incorporate elements of Balinese architectural style in their design”. We listed four things we can do: 1. Place and orient buildings respecting the […]

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A Slight Touch of Wellness

You know it has to be said that the English language is a beautiful language. There are a dozen ways to say what you mean in any given circumstance each with its own subtle connotation and a with a rich array of words for embellishment or affirmation. It never ceases to amaze how Indonesians brought […]

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