BATTLE THE OF OLD VS SHARING ECONOMY: HOW GO-JEK & GRAB DUEL FOR INDONESIA AND CRIPPLED BLUEBIRD
It was a gloomy Tuesday morning and the date was March 22nd, 2016. There were rumors for the past few days that there would be a demonstration protesting against the very existence of online taxi such as Go-Jek, Uber and Grab, rumors that happened to be true. There was some sweeping against online taxi in some areas of Jakarta done by several taxi companies, the very-legal taxi company that were being hit quite hard to the point of extinction by these online transportation companies. The sweeping went quite violent as these demonstrators harass personal vehicles in search for Grab and Go-Jek drivers. It was a sad day for Indonesian transportation industry as demonstrations went brutal and temporarily slipped towards anarchy in some parts of Jakarta. Specific for Nadim Makarim’s Go-Jek company, the demonstration really showed the bitterness that his company brings towards this legal taxi drivers. Few years has been passed since the establishment of Go-Jek company and he is still wondering whether he is doing the right thing? And whether he can keep doing this right?