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A Success Story of a Businessman

A Kasoem

An entrepreneur 's success story is the first indigenous glasses pioneering efforts in Indonesia . He started
the business since the 1930's it was then developed with a variety of brands , such as A Kasoem , Lily
Kasoem , and Cobra .

The name glasses sure Kasoem familiar in the ears of the people of Indonesia , especially for those who live
in the city of Garut and Bandung . However , perhaps not many know that the stores have spread across the
country led by a prominent businessman from West Java called Atjoem Kasoem or better known as A
Kasoem

A Kasoem was born in the village of Bojong , Kadungora , Garut , West Java , January 9, 1917 . Earnings
father who worked as a farmer , used to make small Kasoem simple life . For each educational affairs , he
only managed to pass the level Adult students park College Park . However , economic constraints did not
break her .

Before known as a successful entrepreneur , Kasoem join defending the independence of Indonesia . It has
even been doing since I was a student studying in the park with a variety of organizations involved in the
movement . From there , he then got a chance to get to know many leaders struggle as Ir . Sukarno and
Mohammad Hatta .

After high school , Kasoem work at a sunglasses store located at Jalan Braga , Bandung . The store is owned
by a German named Kurt Schlosser . Of the employer , then Kasoem lot to learn about the ins and outs of
the business glasses . Slowly , with the bicycle capital , Kasoem started his business the way around from
door to door to peddle his wares glasses .

Before known as a successful entrepreneur , Kasoem join defending the independence of Indonesia . It has
even been doing since I was a student studying in the park with a variety of organizations involved in the
movement . From there , he then got a chance to get to know many leaders struggle as Ir . Sukarno and
Mohammad Hatta .

Finally , after a few years , thanks to the spirit of hard work and sincerity , Kasoem successfully opened their
own store in a glass Pungkur Road which is the first eyewear store opened by natives . Glasses slowly
growing business and successfully expanding its branches to the major cities in Indonesia such as Solo ,
Yogyakarta , to the capital, Jakarta . Business continues to grow it gave him the opportunity to help people
who are active in the national movement . Because of his contributions , the interaction between fighters
becomes more widespread . In the course of his career , Kasoem indeed helpful and assisted a number of
leaders of the movement .

When the Japanese army was still in power in Indonesia , Kasoem glasses can have in Jalan Braga , Bandung
assistance Ki Hajar Dewantara and Bung Hatta . After the proclamation of independence , the Dutch
returned to Indonesia dominate . During the revolution , Kasoem want to be active in the Indonesian Red
Cross . But then , he was forced to evacuate his family to Klaten , Central Java , Bandung Ocean of Fire when
the incident erupted on March 24, 1946. Later , on the advice of Bung Hatta , who was then serving as Vice
President , Kasoem shop in Yogyakarta polishing glasses and sunglasses factory in Klaten .

After the recognition of Indonesian sovereignty , an entrepreneur 's success story back to London .
Unfortunately , the glass shop in Jalan Braga has been controlled by the Chinese . Do not want to just accept
fate , Kasoem trying to take back by filing a lawsuit in court until finally succeeded in getting back the store .
In 1955 , he opened his shop and open networks in various regions .

Five years later , he went to West Germany to add to the experience and insight for not satisfied with his
expertise . There he studied optics and internships in factories owned by Dr. Herman Gebest to finally be
able to master the science of making glasses both theoretically and practically . After feeling got enough
knowledge , Kasoem back into the country . In 1970 , the capital of the bank , he set up a factory in his
hometown bifokus lens , Kadungora , Garut , West Java . This plant is the first plant in Indonesia and the
largest in Asia at the time . However , the 1997 crisis that rocked the Indonesian economy helped impact on
plant survival . The crisis is very strong , eventually making factory which was inaugurated by Adam Malik is
bankrupt .

Among busy building a business that began in the 30's it was , between the years 1961-1971 , an
entrepreneur success story is still taking time to be a student council or the number of universities and
builders curator Indonesian student organization , such as Bandung Institute of Technology , University of
Padjadjaran University Pasundan and Indonesian Student Association .

A Kasoem died in London on June 11, 1979 . Eyewear business then forwarded by eight sons and daughters
and grandchildren by using a different brand name , such as A Kasoem , PT Kasoem , Lily Kasoem and Cobra
, which until now has been scattered in major cities such as Jakarta , Bandung , Solo, Yogyakarta , Cirebon ,
several cities outside Java . Kasoem has spread its business in the spirit of his eight children from an early
age . According to one Ruba'ah his daughter , her father will not give pocket money to their children if it
does not help with the work in optics .