Public Guest Lecture by Top Ittipat and Merry Riana
Public Guest Lecture by Top Ittipat and Merry Riana
20 September 2013

Jakarta, 20 September 2013. MMR program Prasetiya Business School (PMBS) conducted Guest Lecture, which were open to MMR students and the public. There are three top speakers, such as Top Ittipat , Merry Riana, and General Manager of PT. Modern Putra Indonesia. The event was held in the auditorium of Cilandak campus attended by more than 170 attendees with the theme of “Never Too Young to Be a Billionaire”. This event is a collaboration among PMBS MMR Program, Career Development Center, and the Program Information and Communication Office (PICO).

Top Ittipat, founder of seaweed snacks branded "Tao Kae Noi"

Top Ittipat or Aitthipat Kulapongvanich, founder of seaweed snacks branded "Tao Kae Noi" which is very famous in Thailand as well as in Asian countries including Indonesia. On this occasion, Top shared his experiences setting up Business Tao Kae Noi. Starting from the failure of his first attempt, the online game, Top trying to re-establish a seaweed snack business with the capital he got from selling the car he bought when he was still earning money from online games.

Many of the challenges it faces in the market Tao Kae Noi , it's not just another challenge is creating seaweed snacks which last longer with good taste until finally created snack Tao Kae Noi seaweed . In fact , in the last three years , Tao Kae Noi is the best selling product in the 7 - Eleven Indonesia for seewed product categories , according to data revealed by the General Manager of PT . Modern Putra Indonesia ( 7 - Eleven licensee in Indonesia) .

Top has the belief that " do what you want to do " is the key to success . "The problem always happens in life , but the problem could be the initial opportunity in Business " Top said that achieving earnings Bath 1.5 Billion ( 450 Billion Rupiah ) per year .

Merry Riana is a millionaire entrepreneur, best - selling author and a motivational speaker. Famous for her "Million Dollar Dream", Merry Riana came to give motivation to the Guest Lecture participants. According to Merry, to realize the dream, survive alone is not enough , but also had to fight to achieve their dreams.

Starting from the 1998 riots, Merry’s parents decided to send her daughter to Singapore for safety reasons. Merry’s life in Singapore was not as smooth as one might imagine, Merry had to fight to live there, especially for her taking classes at the Nanyang Technological University. In the age of 20 years old, Merry had financial freedom resolution before the age of 30. Her dream became true when the total income of Merry reached 1 million Singapore dollars at the age of 26 years .

Of doing things, it takes passion and love. Passion in doing the work and love the process of doing the job. "Never give up" said Merry enthusiastically.

Before closing sharing session, Top divide the key to success, namely 4P +1 H, which are Passion , People, Product , Partnership and Happy.