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)


I despise toadies who suck up to their bosses;
they are generally the same people who bully their subordinates. 
   (David Ogilvy) #linkedin
Life is found in the dance between 
your deepest desires & your greatest fears. 
(Tony Robbins)


Life is about not knowing,
having to change, 
taking the moment & making the best of it…
(Gilda Radner )   


RIP Gus, ours mascotte du zoo de Central Park (New-York)


Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years.
People grow old by deserting their ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
     (General Douglas MacArthur) 


Don't overthink things. 
Don't over analyze....


"We have to focus on how to get that alignment, so there will always bet this pendulum swing. To me the big thing is: 'do you have open lines of communication with your business stakeholders so you are really a trusted partner?... I really think [that] is the goal at the end of the day." 
     (Jeanette Horan, IBM CIO, in «Techie among techies» )
“If you put a marketing team and an IT team together, the marketing team's language is around 'concepts' and 'ideas' and 'strategies'. If you talk to an IT team, their language is around 'projects' and 'milestones', so how do you bridge those two?

“When we are working with marketing teams, an agile methodology is much better. A back-office team will say: 'Here’s my requirements, here’s what I need,' and you can go away and bring it back to them three or six months later and they will say ‘Thank you’ and off you go.

"But with the marketing teams, it’s much more: ‘Let’s try this and experiment with that.’ While the concept is there, the specifics might not be.”
(Jeanette Horan, IBM CIO, in «Techie among techies»)

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
   (The Third Law of Motion by Isaac Newton) #linkedin


FOCUS is nothing more than getting your thoughts to fly in formation. 

Jean-Paul II aurait dit au physicien cosmologiste Hawking : tout ce qui après le bing bang est à vous, tout ce qui est avant est à moi.
 (Tweet de Bernard Pivot)


Les endroits les plus sombres de l'enfer sont réservés aux indécis 
qui restent neutres en temps de crise morale.
  (Dan Brown in Inferno) #linkedin

Life is too SHORT to be SMALL. 
(Benjamin Disraeli)


Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

(Louis Pasteur) #linkedin


We can lick gravity, 
but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
   (Wernher VonBraun) 

A man once asked his father : "How will I ever find the right woman ?"
His father replied : "Forget finding the right woman, focus on being the right man."


La Gouvernance Corporate (*) produit autant de vent que quatre éoliennes. 
   (Olivier Sehiaud, in Best Off n°1)
(*) à remplacer par ce qui vous convient. 
Il vaut mieux contrôler son échec, au moins on sait où l'on va. 
   (Olivier Sehiaud, in Best Off n°1)
Never talk about you, 
either good, because we do not believe you, 
or bad because we do believe that too.


et l'ours prend le train ... :) 

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
   (Samuel Johnson)


A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. 
You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
  (Nelson Mandela) #linkedin

The way up our ladder is open to everybody. 
In promoting people to top jobs, we are influenced as much by their character as anything else.
  (David Ogilvy)


I'm not telling you it is going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. 
(Art Williams)


To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason 
is like administering medicine to the dead. 
(Thomas Paine)

Heureux soient les fêlés car ils laisseront passer la lumière.
   (Michel Audiard) #quote


I don’t want to burst the bubble but ...!

I'm not arguing 
I'm just explaining why I'm right.


The "cingalais" way for Olivier :

ඔලිවියේ     (Olivier)

ඔලිවියර්     (Oliver, the way they pronounce it)

If you want something in your life you've never had, 
you'll have to do something you've never done.


It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. 
   (Dizzy Gillespie)


A vouloir gagner le monde, tu perdras ton âme. 
La sagesse vaut mieux que l'or et l'argent. 
(Bob Marley)


Sit by the river long enough, 
and the bodies of your enemies will float by.

    (Japanese Proverb)            


Things are looking up from now on 
(thanks Red H.)

If your're struggling tonight, please know you're not alone.
You matter very much. 
Don't give up!


Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much
  (John Wayne)


Vision without execution is hallucination.
    (Thomas A. Edison)


Instead of obsessing over the things you can't change, 
focus on what you can :
- your attitude, 
- your mindset, 
- your energy


Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege ....

Some people are so poor,
all they have is money.


When writing the story of your life, 
don't let anyone else hold the pen. 

Certainly, a dream of donut is a dream, not a donut.
But a dream of trip is already a trip. 
   (Marek Halter)


Open your source, 
Open your mind.
 (Motto of the Sabayon Linux)


Life is like rubik's cube. 
It's complicated and you can't always find the right solution, 
but it stays funny and colorful.

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. 
It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.