L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)

23.7.17


Love is the bridge between you and everything


Ray Charles @ home

I said Georgia,
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

(Georgia On My Minds)

J'abandonne sur une chaise le journal du matin
Les nouvelles sont mauvaises d'où qu'elles viennent
J'attends qu'elle se réveille et qu'elle se lève enfin
Je souffle sur les braises pour qu'elles prennent
(Déjeuner en paix, Eicher/Djian)

Les 4 temps de Sarko: 
Premier temps : dire n'importe quoi
Deuxième temps : nier l'avoir dit
Troisième temps : regretter l'avoir dit
Quatrième temps : le répéter.
(Pétillon in Un certain climat)


- Nous sommes confrontés à une déambulation horizontale dans un espace urbain autorisé.
- Avec expression orale et scripturale. 
(Pétillon in Un certain climat)

- Quelle différence entre la fraude et l'optimisation ?
- L'habileté
(Pétillon in Un certain climat)

21.7.17


Conflict cannot survive without your participation. 
(Dr Wayne Dyer)


S'inventer une irréalité ... 
pour survivre au réel. 


Et ceux qui dansaient furent considérés comme fous 
par ceux qui ne pouvaient pas entendre la musique. 




The common question that gets asked in business is "why" ? 
That's a good question, but an equally valid questin is "why not ?"
(Jeff Bezos)

20.7.17

Ne meurent et ne vont en enfer que ceux dont on ne se souvient plus. 
L’oubli est la ruse du diable
(Rigord, moine de l’abbaye de Saint-Denis, 1207, cité par Max Gallo dans sa biographie)

19.7.17


- Our CEO wants me to make a 50 slide presentation that will motivate the employees
- Ha ha ! Now you know how we feel when you ask us to do ridiculous things
- Anyway, I don't have time, so I need you to do it for me. 

Life is a big question that even Google can't answer. 


18.7.17



Ce n'est qu'en trouvant la paix en soi
que l'on peut vivre en paix avec les autres. 
(Le Dalaï Lama)



- Tu crois que la vie est plus belle après la mort ? 
- Ca dépend. Après la mort de qui ? 



I asked an old man :
"Which is more important ? To love or to be loved ? "

Old man replied :
 "Which is more important to a bird ? the left wing or the right wing ?"


On ne peut pas changer les gens tu sais. 
On peut juste leur montrer un chemin, 
puis leur donner envie de l'emprunter. 
(Laurent Gounelle)

17.7.17



Life is an unanswered question, 
but let's still believe in the dignity 
and importance of the question. 
(Tennesse Williams)

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute;
he who does not remains a fool forever. 
(Chinese Proverb)

16.7.17



- I think we should build a blockchain
- Uh-Oh 
- (Does he understand what he said or is it something he saw in trade magazine ad ?)
- What color do you want that blockchain
- I think that mauve has the most ram. 
#Dilbert

La vraie richesse est de ne rien attendre des autres. 
La vraie liberté est de ne rien devoir à personne. 

Don't promise when you're happy. 
Don't reply when you're angry.
Don't decide when you're sad. 




In the ancient Persian Empire, 
men used to debate ideas twice,
once sober and one drunk,
because the idea had to sound good in both states
in order to be considered a good idea. 


14.7.17


La vie n'est pas une ligne droite, 
un problème peut surgir, 
le problème n'est jamais une fin, 
mais un début, pour une autre vie. 

13.7.17

Misons sur l'égoïsme des gens
.... c'est une valeur sûre. 
(Entendu en meeting)


Etre en vacances, 
c'est n'avoir rien à faire, 
et avoir toute la journée pour le faire. 
(Robert Orban)

12.7.17


OM@ - Limited Edition 
(Thanks Danièle!)

11.7.17


The earth is what we all have in common. 
(Wendell Berry)


Maslow Pyramid and social network...

10.7.17


Real world vs House of Cards.... 




The test of our progress
 is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much;
it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
(Franklin Roosevelt)


Number of years it took for each product to reach 50 million users.

7.7.17


Sois le maître de ton coeur, 
pas l'esclave de ton ego. 


6.7.17

Un temps pour déchirer, 
un temps pour coudre. 
(Paulo Coelho)

4.7.17



The bitterness of poor quality remains long after 
the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

3.7.17


- Et toi qu'est-ce que tu prends pour aller mieux ? 
- Je prends de la distance.

People will always describe you in one sentence. 
So you best make sure it's a good one. 
(John Maxwell)


If you FAIL, never give up because FAIL means "First Attempt In Learning". 
END is not the END. In fact END means "Effort Never Dies". 
If you get NO as an answer, remember NO means "Next Opportunity"
So, let's be positive. 

2.7.17


Ma revendication en tant que femme c'est que ma différence soit prise en compte, 
que je ne sois pas contrainte de m'adapter au modèle masculin. 
(Simone Veil)

Le danger n'est plus qu'on ne parle pas de la Shoah, 
mais qu'on en parle à mauvais escient. 
(Simone Veil)

On peut, si on veut, ramener tout l'art de vivre à un bon usage du langage. 
(Simone Weil)


Peace must be more than the absence of war. 
(Helmut Kohl)

30.6.17


Stay cool with IT ! 
(by Lufthansa Systems)

20.6.17


Always remember that every sucess starts with a decision.
#AxelHappy

19.6.17


I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord
Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before my friend, but I don't know if you know who I am
Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies
(In the air tonight, Phill Collins)


Never complain 
and 
never explain.
(Benjamin Disraeli)



Hasta la victoria siempre.
(Che Guevera)

12.6.17


It's not about perfect.
It's about effort.
And when you bring that effort every single day, 
that's where transformations happens. 
That's how change occurs.



Change is the law of life
and those who look only to the past or present 
are certain to miss the future. 
(John F.Kennedy)

Vivre en bourgeois et penser en demi-Dieu.
(Flaubert)
...du courage. Je n'en ai guère, 
mais je fais comme si j'en avais, ce qui revient peut-être au même. 
(Flaubert, Correspondances)

9.6.17



Le coeur de l'homme est comme la mer, 
il a ses tempêtes, 
il a ses marées
et dans ses profondeurs il a aussi ses perles. 
(Vincent van Gogh)

8.6.17

L'humilité précède la gloire, 
l'orgueil précède la ruine.

7.6.17



Voyez-vous dans la vie, il n'y pas de solutions. 
Il y a des forces en marche : il faut les créer, et les solutions les suivent. 
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Un crétin qui marche va plus loin qu'un intello assis. 
(Michel Audiard)

La vérité est en marche et rien ne l'arrêtera. 
(Emile Zola)

Le nomade ne se met pas en marche 
s'il n'a pas une Terre promise à laquelle rêver. 
(Jacques Attali)

5.6.17

Un bon CDO (Chief Digital Officer) c'est un mélange de 3 animaux : 
- l'aigle, capable d'une vue d'ensemble, et en même temps intraitable quand il choisir un objectif à atteindre, 
- la fourmi, organisée et sociable, 
- le caméléon, capable de s'adapter en toutes circonstances. 
(Rodolphe Roux, CDO Wiko)

4.6.17

Call Center:         Hi, this is Google Pizza, how may I help you?
Mr.Smith:            Google what? 
Call Center:         Google Pizza. What would you like to order?
Mr.Smith:            But I was calling Papa Luc Pizza...
Call Center:         That’s right, it used to be Papa. Google is the new owner, and we are now offering a full range of services!
Mr.Smith:            Great! Can you take my order?
Call Center:         Absolutely! Your usual? 
Mr.Smith:            My usual? How do you know?
Call Center:         We have your caller ID; in the last 53 calls from this number the order was for a large Hawaiian Pizza  with extra cheese and ham, and also a super cold large bottle of Coke.
Mr.Smith:            Wow, that’s something new! … Ok, all the same order!
Call Center:         Excuse me, can I make a suggestion?
Mr.Smith:            Sure!
Call Center:         Do you know our new full menu?
Mr.Smith:            No
Call Center:         We have the most comprehensive menu. I would recommend you a cottage cheese and salad pizza with a bottle of low-salt carbonated water. 
Mr.Smith:            Cottage cheese and salad? Low salt? I hate these things! Are you nuts?
Call Center:         That’s understandable, it’s for your own health. Besides, your cholesterol is very high...
Mr.Smith:            How do you know?
Call Center:         Our company maintains the largest database on Earth. With your phone number we know your name, and can access your medical test records....
Mr.Smith:            I don't give a damn about your database! I don't want your cheese-and-salad pizza! I take proper medications and therefore I can eat whatever I want, isn't that clear?
Call Center:         Sorry, but recently you weren't taking your medications.
Mr.Smith:            How the hell do you know? Are you spying on me?
Call Center:         Not at all! We happen to be managing databases for all city pharmacies, and the last time you filled your prescription was 3 months ago. And, there were only 30 pills in the bottle.
Mr.Smith:            Damn your right! But how did you know?
Call Center:         From your credit card records...
Mr.Smith:            What?
Call Center:         Well, every time you pay with your points credit card at the pharmacy, you get a discount. We maintain all the records. Over the last 3 months, you haven’t purchased anything at the pharmacy, but used your card in other places. Which means, you haven't lost or replaced it.
Mr.Smith:            Son of a gun… But what if I paid cash? Ah?
Call Center:         Impossible. You’re only paying cash $100 a week to your maid. As for the rest, you are only paying with your credit card
Mr.Smith:            You bastards! How do you know how much I'm paying to the maid?
Call Center:         Well, she is paying social insurance...
Mr.Smith:            Go to hell!
Call Center:         It's up to you. Sorry for your disappointment, but all this information is right at my screen, and I'm only trying to be helpful. You'd better visit your doctor, and fine-tune your dosage according to your last month tests...
Mr.Smith:            Listen, you… I’m fed up with you, your computers, your databases and the Internet! And Google, and Facebook, and Twitter, and no privacy in this 21st century, and the Big Brother watching …
Call Center:         Please, take it easy.. Getting frustrated doesn't do you any good...
Mr.Smith:            Shut up! I’m leaving tomorrow! I will go far, far away from all this crap. To a remote island, wherever, without the Internet, computers, phones and people spying on me...
Call Center:         I understand you...
Mr.Smith:            For the last time I'll use my credit card to buy my airline ticket to the very end of the earth!
Call Center:         Good...
Mr.Smith:            Cancel my pizza order. I no longer want it!
Call Center:         Sure, all done! But if you allow me, one last thing…
Mr.Smith:            WHAT?!
Call Center:         I would like to remind you that your passport has expired.
....

What a new crazy and scary world ! 



There's so much stuff that has yet to be invented. 
There's so much new that's going to happen. 

People don't have any idea yet how impactful the Internet is going to be and
that it is still Day 1 in such a big way. 
(Jeff Bezos)
C'est mieux d'avoir 100 personnes qui vous aiment 
que 1 000 personnes qui vous apprécient. 
(Paul Graham)
Ce n'est plus la taille qui compte mais la capacité à réagir rapidement. 
Plus de 52% des noms du Top 500 des entreprises américaines ont disparu depuis l'an 2000. 
(In le Guide la Transformation Digitale)




VUCA : Volatility / Uncertainty / Complexity / Ambiguity


Le lion ne demande jamais la permission pour manger un zèbre. 
(Franck Underwood) #HouseOfCards

3.6.17




I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.
You know I’m bad.
just last week, I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.
(Muhammad Ali)



Simplicity : 
The simplest solutions are often the cleverest. 
They are also usually wrong. 

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, 
"And what starting salary were you looking for?" The Engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package."
The interviewer enquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?"
The Engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?"
And the interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."

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