Today (January 16th 2015) marks our 1st year anniversary. This date last year was the first time we upload our app. We can’t thank our users enough for all their great input, passionate feedback, and awesome wish lists. We will always work hard every waking hours to improve our product and experience for our users.
We have grew so much since the last time we started. Moved to new office, met great people who believe in us (thank you Merah Putih Inc and CyberAgent Venture, especially to Taka Suzuki and Steven Vanada for always give your support and advice), and we’ve added some awesome talents, mainly @Satya as our VP of Product to join (thank you for believing in Kurio) and together build Kurio. Our team was very excited to have him on board helping us to grow, and looking forward for many more talents to join. 75,000 downloads later, we’re still learning. It’s always great to hear from our loyal users. And we want you to know that we do listen and take notes on your wish lists.
We started as a little project with a simple singular vision: “How can we make a better generation through Internet” We’re passionate about information, content, and the power of curiosity. We believe we can make great impact to Indonesia internet users by connecting their profession and interest with great information, so they can be better at what they do. A well informed society is the beginning of great things to come.
To celebrate this 1st year anniversary, we have prepared very special app update that will be released next week. We’ve improved our performance and mainly we’ve strengthen our content selection, and its discoverability. Moving forward, we will introduce more great features that will help our users to get better content, better relevancy, and useful content.
We know this is a marathon. We have a long term vision on how Kurio can help our users. We will keep improve our product to reach as much as users in Indonesia and beyond, so we can make our vision reality.
As Warren Buffet says in his recent interview here: Most people go though life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required. It’s easy to come home, sit on the couch, watch TV and zone out until bed time rolls around. But that’s not really going to help you get smarter.
How to get smarter?
Read. A lot.
Warren Buffett says, “I just sit in my office and read all day.”
What does that mean? He estimates that he spends 80% of his working day reading and thinking. When asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held up stacks of paper and said “read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge builds up, like compound interest.”
One of our favorite quotes from this article: “Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.”
— Charlie Munger
That’s our goal, to get our users smarter than when before they use our app