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)

25.9.17



It does not make sense to hire chess players, 
and then treat them like chess pieces. 

24.9.17


What one programmer can do in one month, 
two programmers can do in two months. 
(Fred Brooks)
Je veux qu'on soit sincère, et qu'en homme d'honneur,
On ne lâche aucun mot qui ne parte du coeur.

(Molière in Le Misanthrope)

22.9.17


A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
 (Alan Kay)




21.9.17



Pour réussir,  
il ne suffit pas de prévoir. 
Il faut aussi savoir improviser. 
(Isaac Asimov)



Life is a lot like jazz,
it's best when you improvise. 
(George Gershwin)

19.9.17



I don't talk too much, 
but don't try me. 


I'm old school.
I still believe in respect. 


You are the result of 3.8 billion years of evolutionary success. 
Act like it !

17.9.17



If you want to make everyone happy, 
don't be a leader, sell ice cream. 
(Steve Jobs)


Vu samedi soir (16/09). 
Atypique et décalée. Parfois excessif. 

16.9.17

‘by 2020 most people will be talking to bots rather than their spouse’ 
(Gartner)

11.9.17


Life is very complicated. 
Don't try to find answers. 
Because when you find answers life changes the questions.

10.9.17


Let's work the problem people. 
Let's not make things worse by guessing.
(Gene Kranz, Apollo 13)
video


I don't care about what anything was DESIGNED to do,
 I care about what it CAN do.
(Gene Kranz, Apollo 13)


- L'école pour tousse
- Il y a encore du boulot
(Le Chat)

Rules for kids

These rules were put forth by Charles Sykes in his book "Dumbing Down America". They have floated through the Internet being attributed to Bill Gates. Most often they appear with 11 rules leaving off three that the original author had written.

Rule No. 1:   Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase "It's not fair" 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids, they realized Rule No. 1.

Rule No. 2:   The real world won't care as much about your self-esteem as much as your school does. It'll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. Usually, when inflated self-esteem meets reality, kids complain that it's not fair. (See Rule No. 1)

Rule No. 3:   Sorry, you won't make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won't be a vice president or have a car phone either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn't have a Gap label.

Rule No. 4:   If you think your teacher is tough, wait 'til you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he's not going to ask you how you feel about it.

Rule No. 5:   Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren't embarrassed making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Kurt Cobain all weekend.

Rule No. 6:   It's not your parents' fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of "It's my life," and "You're not the boss of me," and other eloquent proclamations of your generation. When you turn 18, it's on your dime. Don't whine about it, or you'll sound like a baby boomer.

Rule No. 7:   Before you were born your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your bedroom.

Rule No. 8:   Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't. In some schools, they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest anyone's feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. (See 
Rule No. 1, Rule No. 2 and Rule No. 4.)

Rule No. 9:   Life is not divided into semesters, and you don't get summers off. Not even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For eight hours. And you don't get a new life every 10 weeks. It just goes on and on. While we're at it, very few jobs are interested in fostering your self-expression or helping you find yourself. Fewer still lead to self-realization. (See Rule No. 1and Rule No. 2.)

Rule No. 10:   Television is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs. Your friends will not be as perky or pliable as Jennifer Aniston.

Rule No. 11:   Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

Rule No. 12:   Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.

Rule No. 13:   You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.

Rule No. 14:   Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You're welcome.

6.9.17



People may hear your words, 
but they feel your attitude. 
(John C.Maxwell)


#Irma, un monstre arrive sur les Caraïbes

4.9.17


It's a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. 
(Winston Churchill)


7 deadly sins of innovation.


People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything ... 



Amazing ! 

3.9.17



Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Hariri

2.9.17


Change ! 





















A-t-on conscience de la véritable taille de l'Afrique ? 
(superficies exprimées en Millions de Km2)

1.9.17


Chances of becoming a millionaire- 1%
Chances of becoming a billionaire - .00002%
Chances of winning the lottery - .000001%
Odds of getting a royal flush on your first five cards: 1 in 649,740.
Odds of becoming U.S. President: 1 in 300,000,000.
Odds of winning $340 million jackpot in MegaMillions lottery: about 1 in 175,000,000.
Odds of your being born in this particular time, place and circumstance: about 1 in 400,000,000,000 *

You had a 1 in 400 TRILLION chance to be born.... 
You won the day you took your first breath.
What are you doing with your winnings?


Have a great day and make it count!



28.8.17



Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, 
but certainty is a ridiculous one. 
(Voltaire)

Because in the end, 
you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. 
Climb that goddamn mountain. 
(Jack Kerouac)


As you rise with the morning Sun, 
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - 
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. 
(Marcus Aurelius)

Mêle à la sagesse un grain de folie ; 
il est bon quelquefois d'oublier la sagesse.
(Horace)

27.8.17

Un poulet au bord d'une route. il traverse!
La question: pourquoi ce poulet a-t-il traversé la route?

Quelques réponses:
René Descartes: pour aller de l'autre côté.

Platon: Pour son bien, de l'autre côté est le vrai.

Aristote: C'est la nature du poulet de traverser les routes.

Karl Marx: C'était historiquement inévitable.

Capitaine Kirk: Pour aller là où aucun autre poulet n'était allé auparavant.

Hippocrate: En raison d'un excès de sécrétion de son pancréas.

Martin Luther King: J'ai la vision d'un monde où tous les poulets seraient libres de traverser la route sans avoir à justifier leur acte.

Moïse: Et dieu descendit du paradis et Il dit au poulet: "tu dois traverser la route". et le poulet traversa la route et Dieu vit que cela était bon.

Richard Nixon: Le poulet n'a pas traversé la route, je répète, le poulet n'a jamais traversé la route.

Machiavel: La fin en soi de traverser la route justifie tout moyen quel qu'il soit.

Sigmund Freud: Le fait que vous vous préoccupiez de ce que le poulet ait traversé la route révèle votre fort sentiment d'insécurité sexuelle latente.

Sarkozy : Ce trottoir tu l'aimes ou tu le quittes.

Vandame : Bon parce que le poulet, mais c'est quoi finalement un poulet, est-ce qu'il existe vraiment ce poulet? Et puis, bon il y avait le trottoir de l'autre côté mais est-ce le poulet ou le trottoir qui souhaitait changer..?

Churchill : Il y aura des morts, il y aura du sang, mais il faudra traverser cette route quoiqu'il advienne

Diogene : Le poulet me faisait de l'ombre je lui ai demandé de traverser pour s'ôter de mon soleil

.../eom

1916 - 2016 : Choc des générations

26.8.17


Describe what you can bring to this company. 
.... 


10 % of the conflict it due to the difference in opinion
and 90% is due to the delivery & tone of voice. 


Let's start the journey.


I need more space !


MegaCities .... now and tomorrow..

20.8.17

A ses yeux, l'homme était un animal vil et médiocre,
dont la classe politique constituait une sous-espèce plus basse encore.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem)

19.8.17

Depuis son arrivée, il n'avait appris qu'une chose : en Afrique, une journée compte double, voire triple ou plus encore. Il avait l'impression d'être là depuis un mois. Outre la chaleur, chaque sensation vous foutait KO. Une simple odeur d'essence vous prenait à la gorge. Les couleurs vous serraient le cœur. Chaque goût bouleversait votre métabolisme, violentait vos nerfs, vous faisait comprendre à quel point la mort est déjà là, dans la pulpe d'un fruit, dans le piment des sauces, dans la tiédeur de la pluie... En quelques heures, vous deveniez accro à tout ce qui pouvait vous aider à tenir le coup. "Pour trouver l'Afrique, l'avait averti son père, il faut s'y perdre.
La misère de l'Afrique : personne ne songe à changer le système - violence, corruption, barbarie à tous les étages. Chacun vise au contraire à l'utiliser pour se tailler une place au soleil.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 

La misère de l'Afrique : personne ne songe à changer le système - violence, corruption, barbarie à tous les étages. 
Chacun vise au contraire à l'utiliser pour se tailler une place au soleil.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 

Maggie avait cité Baudelaire : "
J'ai pétri la boue et j'en ai fait de l'or." 
Elle avait raison. Et tout ça avec une mise de départ dérisoire. 
Le miracle africain.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 


Prendre les événements comme ils viennent et surtout, 
bien saisir le sens du périple : c'est l'Afrique qui vous roulait dessus et non l'inverse.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 


Des vers de Léopold Sédar Senghor lui revinrent en mémoire : 
"Avant que le destin jaloux ne te détruise en cendres pour nourrir les racines de la vie".
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 

Les confessions, c'est comme la toux : 
quand ça vous démange la gorge, plus moyen de s'arrêter.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 

Quand on n’a rien, le bagout colmate l’espoir.
(Jean-Christophe Grangé in Congo Requiem) 

18.8.17


  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

17.8.17


 I always give 110% 

16.8.17




'None is born hating another person because of the color of ... to love,
 for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
(Nelson Mandela)

10.8.17


Users needs vs Stakeholders ideas.

7.8.17

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..... 
You are right

Google now Hiring : 
No need to apply, we already have all. 

31.7.17



The more you say, 
the less people remember. 
(François Fénelon)

Arguing is not communication, 
it's noise. 

30.7.17


In a world filled with hate, 
we must still dare to hope. 

In a world filled with anger, 
we must still dare to comfort. 

In a world filled with despair, 
we must still dare to dream. 

And in a world filled with distrust, 
we must still dare to believe.

(Michael Jackson)




All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
(The Mamas And The Papas)

California Dreams / California by the road. 

29.7.17



May the greatest madness is to see life as it is
rather than what it could be. 
(Don Quichotte, Cervantes)


Rules for kicking ass in life : 
1. See failures as a beginning, not an end. 
2. If you don't go after it, you won't have it. 
3. Always do more than is expected of you
4. Teach others what you know.
5. Assume nothing and question everything
6. Make peace with the past or you'll pay for it.
7. Stop thinking so much and strat acting. 
8. Never compare yourself to others. 


You cannot control the behavior of others, 
but you can always choose how you respond to it. 
(T.Bennett)


In life, most shortcuts end up taking longer 
than taking the longer route. 


26.7.17


Trust : 
Takes years to build, 
seconds to break and forever to repair. 


3 things you should never break : 
1. Promises, 
2. Trust,
3. Someone's heart


If they miss you, they'll call.
If they want you, they'll sait it. 
If they care, they'll show it. 
And if not, they aren't worth your time.