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Keynote BPI : Construisons un meilleur avenir

October 12, 2017

Keynote BPI : Construisons un meilleur avenir

October 12, 2017

Nous sommes extraordinairement privilégiés d’habiter dans un pays développé au début du 21ème siècle. Nous vivons dans l’ère … Continue reading “Keynote BPI : Construisons un meilleur avenir”

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NOAH 2016 Keynote: Confessions of an Accidental Angel

December 1, 2016

NOAH 2016 Keynote: Confessions of an Accidental Angel

December 1, 2016

I had the privilege of giving a keynote at NOAH. I shared FJ Labs’ vision and unconventional approach … Continue reading “NOAH 2016 Keynote: Confessions of an Accidental Angel”

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Great Steve Jobs Quote

July 27, 2013

Great Steve Jobs Quote

July 27, 2013

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your … Continue reading “Great Steve Jobs Quote”

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Great speech on the five trends reshaping the global economy

May 21, 2013

Great speech on the five trends reshaping the global economy

May 21, 2013

Dominic Barton, the managing director of McKinsey, recently gave an insightful speech at Stanford Business School. I encourage … Continue reading “Great speech on the five trends reshaping the global economy”

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Be a doer!

March 4, 2013

Be a doer!

March 4, 2013

The Man in the Arena “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out … Continue reading “Be a doer!”

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Make them dream!

March 1, 2013

Make them dream!

March 1, 2013

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them … Continue reading “Make them dream!”

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January 25, 2013

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

January 25, 2013

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever … Continue reading “Invictus by William Ernest Henley”

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January 24, 2013

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

January 24, 2013

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, … Continue reading “The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost”

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January 21, 2013

Nice Churchill Quote

January 21, 2013

“In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.” -Winston Churchill

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Entrepreneur quote of the day: "I VIP!"

May 2, 2012

Entrepreneur quote of the day: "I VIP!"

May 2, 2012

Me: Long time no speak. How are you? Him: I VIP! Me: ?????? Him: I Vest in Peace!

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Quote of the Day: "Money cannot buy you happiness, but happiness can't buy you anything!"

January 12, 2012

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Must see speech by Juan Enriquez on mindboggling science!

August 4, 2011

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Summons by Robert Francis

June 27, 2011

Summons by Robert Francis

June 27, 2011

I must be in romantic mood as I feel compelled to share one of my favorite poems 🙂 … Continue reading “Summons by Robert Francis”

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Great Speech by Seth Priebatsch on gamifying the world

May 10, 2011

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Great speech by Brené Brown on The Price of Invulnerability

December 27, 2010

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Great Discussion with Ron Chernow on George Washington

December 14, 2010

Great Discussion with Ron Chernow on George Washington

December 14, 2010

Ron Chernow is one of my favorite authors. He wrote amazing epic biographies on Alexander Hamilton and Rockefeller … Continue reading “Great Discussion with Ron Chernow on George Washington”

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The Secret History of Silicon Valley

October 25, 2010

The Secret History of Silicon Valley

October 25, 2010

Great Google Tech Talk by Steve Blank on the military origins of Silicon Valley.

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If

July 8, 2010

If

July 8, 2010

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; … Continue reading “If”

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So true!

April 23, 2010

So true!

April 23, 2010

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face” – Ben Williams

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Why entrepreneurs should never retire!

March 26, 2010

Why entrepreneurs should never retire!

March 26, 2010

This poem about an idling Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson brings to mind what might happen to an entrepreneur … Continue reading “Why entrepreneurs should never retire!”

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My speech at TEDx Paris on the love of entrepreneurship

February 8, 2010

My speech at TEDx Paris on the love of entrepreneurship

February 8, 2010

For the French speakers among you.

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Great TED Talk: Solve Problems by Changing Perception!

January 12, 2010

Great TED Talk: Solve Problems by Changing Perception!

January 12, 2010

Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

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Great TED talk by Dan Gilbert on our inability to estimate odds and value

January 10, 2010

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Great quote on friendship

January 9, 2010

Great quote on friendship

January 9, 2010

“Our friends’ happiness is the essence of friendship.” – Stephane Trano

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You are not rational as you think you are!

May 22, 2009

You are not rational as you think you are!

May 22, 2009

I am a big fan of Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational. His amusing presentation at TED goes through … Continue reading “You are not rational as you think you are!”

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Amazing TED Talk: Juan Enriquez: Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis

April 20, 2009

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On the duality of ambition :)

April 9, 2009

On the duality of ambition :)

April 9, 2009

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good … Continue reading “On the duality of ambition :)”

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On entrepreneurship and democracy

March 16, 2009

On entrepreneurship and democracy

March 16, 2009

“The movement that built the first national democracy was not triggered by an uprising of the masses; nor … Continue reading “On entrepreneurship and democracy”

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Great Richard Dawkins Podcast: Queerer than We Can Suppose: The Strangeness of Science

March 11, 2009

Great Richard Dawkins Podcast: Queerer than We Can Suppose: The Strangeness of Science

March 11, 2009

Richard Dawkins gave this great speech when accepting the 2006 Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about … Continue reading “Great Richard Dawkins Podcast: Queerer than We Can Suppose: The Strangeness of Science”

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John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873), On Liberty

October 23, 2008

John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873), On Liberty

October 23, 2008

“The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, … Continue reading “John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873), On Liberty”

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Interesting quote on love

December 7, 2007

Interesting quote on love

December 7, 2007

“I have stressed the fact that the beloved person is a substitute for the ideal ego. Two people … Continue reading “Interesting quote on love”

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Optimism

December 1, 2007

Optimism

December 1, 2007

It is the formidable character of the species to routinely seek the improbable, the difficult, even the impossible, … Continue reading “Optimism”

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Yet another great Shakespeare quote

October 19, 2007

Yet another great Shakespeare quote

October 19, 2007

Some people are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them.

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Great Teddy Roosevelt Quote

October 18, 2007

Great Teddy Roosevelt Quote

October 18, 2007

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading “Great Teddy Roosevelt Quote”

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My quote for the day

September 29, 2007

My quote for the day

September 29, 2007

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Thoreau

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Funny Elias Canetti quote

July 26, 2007

Funny Elias Canetti quote

July 26, 2007

Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun … Continue reading “Funny Elias Canetti quote”

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Mahatma Gandhi quotes

July 25, 2007

Mahatma Gandhi quotes

July 25, 2007

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. You must be the change … Continue reading “Mahatma Gandhi quotes”

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Patience and Thrift by John D. Rockefeller

July 20, 2007

Patience and Thrift by John D. Rockefeller

July 20, 2007

Patience: All the while, John Rockefeller, with the dogged patience that would defeat scores of embattled competitors, waited … Continue reading “Patience and Thrift by John D. Rockefeller”

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John D. Rockefeller Quotes

July 19, 2007

John D. Rockefeller Quotes

July 19, 2007

“I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an … Continue reading “John D. Rockefeller Quotes”

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The thinker versus the doer

February 3, 2007

The thinker versus the doer

February 3, 2007

“Having gone though two university departments, I was fairly cultivated, thanks also to my long inertia, which I … Continue reading “The thinker versus the doer”

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Yet more inspirational quotes

December 30, 2006

Yet more inspirational quotes

December 30, 2006

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the … Continue reading “Yet more inspirational quotes”

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Yet Another Entrepreneurship Quote

July 19, 2006

Yet Another Entrepreneurship Quote

July 19, 2006

“An entrepreneur to me just means someone who thinks out of the box and they’re on a different … Continue reading “Yet Another Entrepreneurship Quote”

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The meaning of life by Anna Quindlen

June 30, 2006

The meaning of life by Anna Quindlen

June 30, 2006

I just came across this amazing commencement speech to the graduating class of Villanova in June 2000 by … Continue reading “The meaning of life by Anna Quindlen”

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More Great Quotes

May 16, 2006

More Great Quotes

May 16, 2006

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can … Continue reading “More Great Quotes”

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More Great Entrepreneurship Quotes

April 22, 2006

More Great Entrepreneurship Quotes

April 22, 2006

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Peter F. Drucker … Continue reading “More Great Entrepreneurship Quotes”

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Great Quote!

April 11, 2006

Great Quote!

April 11, 2006

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able … Continue reading “Great Quote!”

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Two more interesting quotes…

January 19, 2006

Two more interesting quotes…

January 19, 2006

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. Oscar Wilde   The public is wonderfully tolerant. It … Continue reading “Two more interesting quotes…”

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Moments (incorrectly) attributed to Jorge Luis Borges

January 19, 2006

Moments (incorrectly) attributed to Jorge Luis Borges

January 19, 2006

While in Argentina, I came across this inspiring poem. Carpe diem! Moments If I could live my life … Continue reading “Moments (incorrectly) attributed to Jorge Luis Borges”

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Inspiring Quotes

December 11, 2005

Inspiring Quotes

December 11, 2005

I recently came across an amazing site – BrainyQuote.com – with quotes from thousands of people from all … Continue reading “Inspiring Quotes”

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Inspiring Speeches

December 5, 2005

Inspiring Speeches

December 5, 2005

I suppose the concept of inspiring people through great oration is particularly appealing to me and when I … Continue reading “Inspiring Speeches”