Partnership means Family

Business-Partners2What does partnership means ? From Merriam Webster dictionary stated that partnership is the state of being partners or a relationship between partners or a business that is owned by partners. Even further this definition is elaborated in IRS website. It stated the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business. [2] or from Wikipedia A partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. The partners in a partnership may be individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments or combinations organizations may partner together to increase the likelihood of each achieving their mission and to amplify their reach. [3]

What is business means ? from Merriam Webster, the definition is the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money or work that is part of a job or the amount of activity that is done by a store, company, factory, etc.

During this end year crisis, what I say is, it’s not a crisis of money, but crisis of positive mentality. I think that right now, the regulation is getting more organised, There are certainty, orders. It’s one of the good factor in creating great nation. Many people complained about the crisis, Indonesia is such a depressing society. Glenn Hajadi, tutor friend from high street studio once said to me that the situation is now more challenging. 3 things is my mind, hearing him that we have to work harder than before, we have to be more critical with whatever resource that we have, and last one, we have to be free from fear. But other than that, life is just so beautiful to be experience, not by fear, but by joy.

Go travel, as far as you can, go thinking , and wander as unique as you can, experience your life by yourself, there unique path for you. I met Pak Bambang Purwanto, one fotographer, and collaborator in Home Diary Magazine. He told me story about his family and his son, and his experience in taking photographs, and suddenly I remember about Strange Details  by Michael Caldwell and we discuss about the character of the architects whom he remembered during his photograph session. I was fortunate to hear his story and support about OMAH. It’s like hearing from patron or clients and colleagues who have been supporting what I have been doing. The feel is precious, because I feel being trusted. It’s everything, being like a family. It’s feel as great as having trust from the associates and the designers in the studio.

I have been friend with Scott, for few years, since I was in DP Architects, we were in the same page, of push pull bar. I feel that it was such in serendipity that he was in WATG (Wimberly Whisenand Allison Tong & Goo) for hospitality projects, and I found RAW few years back. I trusted him as the partner of RAW International since few months back because of 3 reasons. First, that my capacity on running project has limitation, so I have to be very honest about my time. Architecture is a long time process, and prove it is more challenging when we have to get the direction, budget, coordination, it’s all about team work. Second, Scott has strong capability on understanding about building, knowing how it will work in terms of integration between space, form, facade, structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. RAW international hopefully running well [finger crossed], with some of overseas projects, we are getting there, the project is being exercised over and over. Third, we have been friends for years, still keep in touch, the relationship is personal, I treated him as like my family, let’s growing bit by bit this time.

The partnership should amplify what I have been doing in the firm. I need time with my family as well. He said it to Yudith, he would like to help me so we can have more time with our family.How can I not agree with him. trust is partnership. Deep down,  is the feel like you have family. So What do you think ?

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Oleh Realrich Sjarief

Founder of RAW Architecture

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