How To Make A Poster Image That Works? A Look At The 11 French Presidential Election Candidates

Round 1 of the French presidential elections was historic in one regard, in that it saw two non-mainstream candidates — Macron and Le Pen — get through to the final round (May 7). In other regards, however, it just felt like yet … Continue reading

“Rather draw than withdraw” IamCharlie

  My second contribution to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. #iamcharlie Iamcharlie To all the cartoonists who bring to life the issues and challenge of our daily existence. Here is my first one: “It’s a pen I want, not Le pen”

President Hollande – There’s a Hole in your Trustworthiness

The latest scandal in France with President Hollande, regarding his First Lady-cum-Second-Girlfriend-cum-Three’s a Party, has brought to the forefront the divide between personal and professional life. In France, the refrain is frequent: what’s personal is private. It’s considered the French … Continue reading

Real leadership credentials and schools as social networks

Great leadership is undoubtedly rare.  Establishing the best leadership credentials is a tricky task for any board.  Every culture has their preferences, and it would be foolish to suggest that the best perceived schools are bad credentials anywhere.  Schools act … Continue reading

Words are so revealing: Time says it all!

WIth my long-time love of words, especially when it comes to translation, I thought about how the French translate the word “timing.” The word the French use is “delai” or “delay.” How ironic!  Certain words can have such a way … Continue reading

Is it true that the best brands are technology companies or have technology inside?

Institute CSA & Havas Media Brand Study in France In a newly released annual survey from France — created by the Institute CSA on behalf of Havas Media — that identifies the top brands present in the lives of the French, … Continue reading

What does the Fortune Global 500 listing say about your country?

I read over the latest Fortune Global 500, released July 23, 2012, and wondered how people tend to read this issue.  Presumably, CEOs take immense pride by being part of this list.  But, for you and me and other regular Joe’s and … Continue reading

Traders, Betrayers and Taking Responsibility

Unless you live in a cave, you will have heard that JP Morgan has taken a (minor) hit to its balance sheet as well as its “balanced” management reputation.  As several articles have pointed out (I refer you to the … Continue reading

The unfair weather knell of democratic politics

We are in changing times (once again) and I must say that the picture reminds me of the grey and rainy may day (ie. help!) we are having in London (au Secours #RadioLondres), on this Monday, May 7, 2012. As … Continue reading

Review of Hugo Cabret, the film – 3 truths from my point of view

To ring in the new year, we went to see the new Martin Scorsese film, Hugo, based on the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. This 2 hour+ film did not seduce me on the merits of … Continue reading