To merge three big companies: Semen Padang, Semen Gresik, and Semen Indonesia, into one massive corporation with one of the firm becomes the parent, was not an easy task. Besides deep-rooted internal conflicts, one would face demands for thecompanies’ spin-off, companies’ fanaticism, welfare disparity among the companies, and strong sense of regionalism.
Dwi Soetjipto as a leader never looks desperate; he is very cautious and with strong leadership, he is able to solve seemingly impossible problems one by one. A milestone that is PT Semen Indonesia Tbk is finally achieved. Corporate leaders need to read this book. It shows how to deal with conflicts, to come up with business strategy and execute it to achieve goals. It will inspire anyone who wants to transform his company. And lastly, it is a mandatory reading for students of Strategic Management study.