Gustaff H. Iskandar

Hosted at Goethe Institut

part of a series on Honesty


About the speaker

In a realm where everyone is scattered with their own visions, a man decides that it is about time for someone to change the landscape. We need a fulcrum to bring the dreams together, he thought to himself.

With that in mind, Gustaff H. Iskandar founded Common Room Networks Foundation, a Bandung-based all-inclusive platform for creativity and innovation.

The doorway to harmonious, multidisciplinary dialogue has opened–and honesty is its key.

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Honesty is the currency for connection. It’s a gift we give to each other that strengthens bonds and deepens relationships. Honesty is a practice where we start from the heart. Being honest isn’t always easy and being honest all of the time is impractical. Giving honest feedback or sharing our opinions requires sensitivity to the context and meeting others where they are—with kindness and empathy. Honesty is about providing the information that you would want if you were in a similar situation. Another way to look at honesty: it’s a flower born out of the soil of trust, connection, and conversations. The more we nurture conversations that breed trust and forge a connection, the more honesty becomes baked into the way we lead our lives.

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