Recap: Three editions of LeWeb Social Business...
I was lucky enough to be the curator and host of “LeWeb Social Business Track” during the last two years. It started in Paris in 2011, then London and Paris in 2012 where a total of around 60 speakers joined us for this specific program. This track is all about the companies (consumer brands, B2B, non profit etc.), digital agencies, solution providers and social media experts who...
This is a recap of worth-sharing personal news or activities happened during previous months. Cookening Cookening is going very well. We’re close to launch our alpha (we’re testing things privately since August actually). Very, very excited. Things I wrote: I did a mentor session at Le Camping with some advices about pitching your startup (on stage, during events, to the Press)....
Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2012
It’s a tradition since I’m blogging. Every year in august, I’m waiting for the new edition of the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, edited by Gartner. Here is the 2012 one that has just been published. After all these years looking at it, I’ve come to the conclusion that we do not have to see this cycle as granted, but more as something that gives us some perspective,...
Des slides en Français de ma présentation faite lors de l’évènement Web2Day, qui présentent un panorama de ce qui se fait de mieux comme startups dans le domaine du web et de l’alimentaire (cuisine, restauration, achats, etc.) et qui changent ou vont changer nos façons de manger. Update : la vidéo de la présentation disponible par ici.
We need to fight Mediocrity!
There’s a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged Sean Penn It can sound arrogant or pretentious to say so, but I really think we need to encourage people to fight mediocrity! It’s perhaps one of the most dangerous poisons of our current lives. But what is mediocrity? Mediocrity is this status between bad and good, when...
The Food Picture Dilemma
Let’s pretend I’m eating a really delicious meal (that I prepared by myself or not, whatever) and I want to share a picture from my mobile. Homemade Cassoulet How can I decide on which social media I’ll post my pic? Facebook Twitter Google+ Path Instagram Foodspotting Foodreporter Linkedin (in the case of a dish we can easily forget Linkedin) Evernote Food (if you...
Following my previous post where I announced ny new plans as an entrepreneur Entrepreneur Mode On I thought I would share with you the mood I am in. And what’s best than music to share it? So here are two songs that are special to me for various reasons, and it happens that they make a lot of sense for me now ;)
Entrepreneur Mode On!
In case my title was not clear enough: yes, I am now an entrepreneur, working on my own project (I won’t call it a start-up before it actually starts). Before giving you more details about this new project, a few comments about what happened to me to be that crazy. Really, you want to create your company when everyone tells you 2012 will be bad for the economy worldwide ? Oh yes, I want...
Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Trends 2011
It’s perhaps the only “tradition” I’ve ever had in my blogging habits since 2005. Each year in August, Gartner releases its Hype Cycle and I am always keen to share it. The 2011 edition of this Hype Cycle for Emerging Trends has been released, based on 1900 technologies that have been studied. It’s a full study you can buy from Gartner, but the cycle is always...
Bye Bye Techcrunch France !
Comme cela vient d’être annoncé lors du Techcrunch France Recipes, je quitte mon rôle de co-éditeur de Techcrunch France et d’organisateur des évènements (#TCFRemix et #TCFRecipes). Pourquoi j’arrête là mon implication dans Techcrunch France, alors que l’équipe est top, que le blog est redevenu un rendez-vous incontournable pour l’actualité des startups en France, et...
De Goojet à Seesmic !
[In English below] Je peux aujourd’hui le dire de façon officielle : je quitte le poussin Goojet, pour aller devenir un Raton-laveur chez Seesmic ;) A partir du début Février, je ne serai plus Directeur Marketing de Goojet mais Directeur Europe pour Seesmic. Après bientôt 4 ans de bons et loyaux services chez Goojet, j’ai pris la décision d’aller tenter une nouvelle aventure, un nouveau...