Jef, one day you'll understand that it's harder to be kind than clever. 
(Jeff Bezos' Grandfather)


With great power comes great responsibility.

Walking a mile in customers shoes 
helps to correctly develop an exit strategy. 

Impasse du muet / Voix sans issue
... cul de sac


Il n'est pas question d'intrus, du coup
(Laurent, Gerra, RTL, 24/11/14)


Dites moi ce que vous voulez, je vais le promettre. 
 (parodie de Sarkozy ce jour sur Europe 1)

Your brand is what people say about you
when you are not in the room. 
(Jeff Bezos)


Elle est noire et dorée 
Elle est belle à crever 
Regarde-la marcher 
Et danser son reggae 
Fait trop chaud pour chanter 
Fait trop soif pour noter 
Trop beau pour t'expliquer 
Ce qui s'passe dans l'reggae

I and I love the island in the sun 
I and I know when and where I go 
But it is so hard to feed my kids 
But it is so hard to stand the ghetto 
 (Stand the ghetto, Bernard Lavilliers)
Nous avons plus l'esprit de l'explorateur que du conquérant. 
Dans le business les deux peuvent marcher, 
mais vous devez savoir qui vous êtes. 
 (Jeff Bezos)

Dear Helpdesk ... 

Site indisponible par Bouygues Telecom ...


Look for 3 things in a person : intelligence, energy and integrity. 
If they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two. 
(Warren Buffet)


Street art : Ours

50 reasons not to change ... 

Anger is like gasoline. 
If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, 
you've got an inferno. 
[But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, 
it can drive us forward.
  (Scilla Elworthy)


À Nouméa, on habite des gîte. 
 (Laurent Gerra sur RTL)
À Sydney, j'ai vu le phare du dock. 
   (Laurent Gerra sur RTL)
L’IT n’est plus une simple ligne budgétaire. 
C’est le facilitateur de toute stratégie.



Ce que j'aime avec les anglo-saxons c'est qu'ils ne disent pas 
"prendre un risque" 
mais "
"take a chance!"
(Cyrille de Lasteyrie)


Never lose faith. 
Keep working hard, 
you'll find a way. 



The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg 
before it hits the Titanic.
(Arianna Huffington)

Are you too busy to innovate ? 


Are you to busy to improve ? 

Il faut être "EXILLIANT"
soit EXIgeant et bienveILLANT

(concept PBE)
I'm too busy working on y own grass
to notice if yours is greener.


Be STRONG ....

I whispered to my WIFI signal


A user interface is like a joke.
If you have to explain it,
it's not that good.


If you’re not prepared to be wrong, 
you’ll never come up with anything original.
 (Ken Robinson)
- Nodoby leaves here until we find a wy to finish the project on time
- What can we for not wasting our time and stay focused on our tasks ? 
- We can stop meeting and get back to code right now ? 


It doesn't matter how many ressources you have....

If you don't know how to use them, 
it will never be enough.


When you assume
you make an ass out of u and me. 
(Thanks Red. H.)

Keep calm
love polar bears.

Vu ce jour "10 ans de mariage".  Souvent hilarant. Parfois émouvant. 

- Hollande : On en est où ? 
- Valls : Seulement à mi-mandale !


The look you have 
when you hit (monthly) target. 


What to choose ? 
6 single-month long projects or a single 6-month long project ?  

All roads that lead to success
have to pass through
hard work boulevard at some point. 


Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist. Thanks you. 
While you guys were arguing about the glass of water, I drank it. 


Ce n’est pas l’esprit qui fait les opinions, c’est le cœur .
   (Charles de Secondat)

- Do you have an idea for your project yet ?
- No I'm waiting for inspiration
- You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. 
You have to be in the right mood. 
- What mood is that ? 
- Last-minute panic.

Laziness ....


Lorsque souffle le vent du changement, 
certains construisent des murs, 
d'autres des moulins.
(Proverbe chinois)


Old ways
open New doors

La vie ne nous prévient jamais et n'annonce pas la couleur.
On s'adapte ou on meurt.


When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," 
I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

(Sydney J. Harris)

Hunger kills more than Ebola,
but it's not considered a significant problem
since rich people can't die of it.

Friday : Push To Prod > Scary !


Project management is … 
The art of creating the illusion that any outcome
 is the result of a series of predetermined, deliberate acts 
when, in fact, it was dumb luck. 
    (Harold Kerzner, 1995)
Don’t use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut’, 
but equally don’t agree important things informally where there is a chance of a disagreement later over what was agreed. 
     (Colin Bentley, 199)

Danger Réalité 
Attention une dose trop forte de réalité peut gravement 
nuire à la qualité de vos rêves.
Toujours se protéger par une couche épaisse d'illusion

Meetnaping : the tendency to kidnap a colleague 
by forcing him to attend a useless meeting

- I need a budget estimate for my project. 
But don't have a scope or a design for it yet. 
- Okay. My estimate is $3.583.729
- You don't know anything about my project
- That makes two of us. 


Those who plan do better than those who do not plan 
even though they rarely stick to their plan. 

(Winston Churchill)
Know when to cut your losses if necessary. 
Don't let your desire to succeed be the enemy of good judgment. 
If Napoleon had left Moscow immediately, 
he may have returned with a salvageable army.
 (Jerry Manas, 2002)
With computers seem to have a lot of spare time ...


If it is not documented, it doesn't exist. 
As long as information is retained in someone's head, it is vulnerable to loss.
   (Louis Fried, 1992)
L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you
(Nat King Cole, Love)

Design vs User Experience


Why do so many professionals say they are project managing,
when what they are actually doing is fire fighting?
   (Colin Bentley, 1997)

Ninety percent of the game is half mental.
(Yogi Berra)


- Life could be worse, Calvin
- Life could be a lot better too! 

You may con a person into committing to an unreasonable deadline
but you cannot bully them into meeting it. 
(Edward, Butler, Hill & Russel; 1997)


I stand upon my desk 
to remind myself that
we must constantly 
look at things
in a different way. 
(Dead Poets Society)