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An honest blog post about training for, and finishing, #EmbrunMan 2016

12 August 2016

what my friends think I do - ironman

There is something irrational about participating in Ironman-distance races : running a marathon after hours of swimming and biking, doing that within one day, aiming to finish before the time limit, enjoying the excitement, the effort, the pain and the pride. It seems reserved to an elite few with superior capabilities, willpower and a perfect lifestyle. Organizers and athletes sustain this image because it just makes them look good. But reality is different : it is also made of a lot of doubt, a fair amount of junk food, regularly snoozing the alarm clock and delaying training sessions.

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My Favorites of July: Product Onboarding, Design at GoPro & Bulambuli Valley

31 July 2016

bulambuli valley crowdfunding videoTechnically speaking, a chicken is an ancient and highly efficient 3D-printer. That’s one of the fun facts of the “Bulambuli Valley” video to raise funds for Uganda through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Find this hilarious video and 9 other links, most of which relate to user experience and design management, in the July digest.
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Avec #MaRecolte, WiSEED a mis La Défense au vert

7 July 2016
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WiTHINK - le blog de WiSEED

Depuis plus de 8 ans maintenant, WiSEED démocratise l’investissement en permettant à des particuliers d’investir dans des actifs qui étaient jusque-là réservés à des privilégiés. Start-ups, projets immobiliers, sociétés coopératives… (et bien d’autres actifs dans les cartons qui vous seront présentés d’ici la fin de l’année). Notre cœur de métier et de sélectionner les meilleurs projets à proposer aux investisseurs désirant flécher leurs investissements et donner du sens à leur épargne. Pour faire connaître WiSEED, sa communauté d’optimistes, et apporter un peu de fraîcheur au milieu de la Finance , nous avons lancé l’opération #MaRecolte. En voici un petit bilan pour vous, WiSEEDers, investisseurs et curieux.

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My Favorites of June: French Workplace, PayPal’s ‘Lost Decade’ & Dumb Smart Contracts

30 June 2016
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Screenshot of Fortune’s video (click to watch)

Another busy month, with news like the European soccer event (#Euro2016) and a European shocker decision (#Brexit2016) that made – and still make – he headlines.

I’ve also attended a number of ‘blockchain-for-crowdfunding’ meetings, which I may blog later about, and read some cool stuff.

Here’s some of the cool stuff, summarized for you in the traditional monthly digest. I hope that you share the interest.

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My Favorites of May: Equity Crowdfunding, Financial Innovation & Self-Driving Cars

2 June 2016
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More travel, more work, less time to read… but I still want to share my favorite reads of the month.

There is a lot of financial innovation in it : the expansion of equity crowdfunding in the US, the expectations and dissillusionment around blockchain, but also broader innovation project’s like self-driving cars and its impact on advertising. Here are eight articles that I thought were worth being shared in my monthly digest. Read more…

My Favorites of April: Your Career At 30, Crowdfunding Stories & #CSReport2016

3 May 2016
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Very little time to write at the moment, but I did have time to read & watch some great content in April. My favorites include a documentary about crowdfunding, which is great in telling some entrepreneurs’ stories before/after they got massive funding from the crowd. There is also some advice for career choices around 30, a great Wired piece about VR pioneer Rony Abovitz or the State of Crowdsourcing 2016 report. Read more…

Nature Retreat in Brittany: Airbnb’s Video Of Our Home #EarthDay2016 #ViensEnBretagne

24 April 2016
Excerpt from Airbnb's short video (click to watch)

Meet Jörg, Hélène and our dog Nelson (excerpt from Airbnb’s video)

For #EarthDay2016, Airbnb France published this nice little video of the place my brother Maël and I grew up, in the heart of Brittany. The company chose to feature our house because my mom & step dad are not only successful Airbnb hosts, but also and foremost because they run the place in an environmentally friendly & respectful way. It’s in French, but you don’t need to understand the captions to see just how beautiful it is there.  Read more…


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