Do everything to win. Do everything not to lose.

Temps de lecture — < 1 minute. The difference is subtle. Barely perceptible. Yet the consequences can be diametrically opposed. On the one hand, there is the one who “does everything to win”, who fights as if he had nothing to lose. On the other hand, there is his defensive counterpart. He wants to preserve what he has at all costs and keep his slight advantage or his immense treasure. The one wants to obtain what the other has of more expensive. While the other thinks only of defending it. Is bending like a reed without breaking preferable to attacking? What is the best strategy?

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Letting go of the things we cannot control.

Temps de lecture — 4 minutes. We all have things in our lives that we wish we could change or control. Whether it's a difficult relationship, a job we dislike, or a health condition, it can be hard to let go of the desire to have things be different. But the truth is, there are many things in life that we simply cannot control. The key to finding peace and happiness is learning how to let go of these things and focus on what we can control.
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How to raise a confident and resilient child.

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. I've been a quitter my entire life. Almost, to be fair. When things got hard, I found it easier to quit instead of getting around problems. I missed on a lot of opportunities. But the most difficult things was to live with the idea that I was not reaching full potential. Deep inside, I knew I was talented for something. In fact, I knew to my bones that I was for multiple things. I overcame this problem quite some time ago now. So when I became a father, I naturally decided that I wanted to instill in my child a type of education that will not make him a quitter. Here are a couple of thoughts and tips I've developed along the way.
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What happens to your social media’s account when you die?

Temps de lecture — 2 minutes. I had recurring thoughts about this question recently. What happens to your social media accounts when you kick the bucket? So I did a bit of digging and got some answers. As the old saying goes, “nothing lasts forever.” And unfortunately, that includes your social media presence. But fear not, dear reader, for in this article we will explore the fate of your online profiles after you shuffle off this mortal coil. It depends on the social media platform. First and foremost, it’s important to note that the policies for handling deceased user accounts vary depending on the platform. Some platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, allow friends and family members to memorialize the account of a deceased user. This means that the account is frozen in time and can no longer be accessed or edited, but it remains visible to anyone who had…

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Plant a tree, have a child and write a book.

Temps de lecture — 8 minutes. Plant a tree, have a child, and write a book. The whole idea is that these three will survive by you. They will be your legacy. In a hopeful way of thinking, they will live long after you’re gone and benefit others. It’s not about ticking the cases. Certainly not. But it is about doing things the right way. What is the point of planting a tree if you don’t make sure it gets the best conditions it needs? What is the point of having a kid if you don’t dedicate your time and your love to him/her ? What is the point of writing a book if you don’t put in the hours, the consistency and the hard work to write the book you would love to read?   I am very fortunate. I have written a book, and I am the father…

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How did we meet ?

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. I know. From this utterly cheesy title, you think it is all about romance and stuff. Not at all. Sorry, romantic people. Not today ! Well, to be honest, it is about a romantic relationship… with your own brain. A love and hate relationship with your own memory. How did we meet ? I get this strange feeling every time I come across someone I have not talked to in months. Someone that I have known for a very long time, sometimes too. I often ask myself, “how did we meet?”. And very often I am left without an answer. I try hard to find connections. There is always one. A place. A person. A situation. But most of the time, none come to mind, letting the bubble of mystery grow avidly. It is a total brain-blur. A dark place with no light. Emptiness. …

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It’s coming.

Temps de lecture — 2 minutes. One morning, my wife and I were talking in the living room while our son was still asleep. Suddenly, the movements we hear in the bedroom are like hints. She looks in the direction of the hall leading to the bedroom and says : “It’s coming”. What a beautiful way to describe the wake of our own son, isn’t it? “It’s coming”. Like a heavy storm heading towards us with threatening dark gray clouds. In so many ways, kids take us by storm. Not only in the morning. All the time. They are always full of energy when you’re not. They are always up for activities when you only wish to rest at home. So yes, “it’s coming”. But like any other storm, after it passes, calm is restored. Until the next one.    Kids have this capacity to always be what they want…

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The Time Stealers.

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. No police in the world can arrest them. No prosecutor, no judge, no magistrate can convict them. So much so that they have become the hyper-powerful people of modern times, so much so that they are free of all social and moral norms, to the point of enjoying total immunity. What exactly do they steal? Seconds, minutes and sometimes even hours. They are non-violent vampires, thirsty not for blood, but for time; the single most precious non-renewable resource we have. With no leaders and no clergy, they are the most dangerous unorganized gang in the world. Yet no one dares to talk about them, let alone denounce them. So by exposing their abuses today, I would like to be the one who dares to break the omerta. So that these criminals can no longer act with impunity. But also to allow them to repent.…

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The movement is contagious.

Temps de lecture — < 1 minute. The world of watchmaking is divided. For some, a watch is a simple everyday object whose primary function is to tell the time. For others, it is a unique and exceptional work of art, which arouses admiration and sometimes justifies indecent prices to own one. Still others perceive it as a fashion object, a simple accessory that reflects their personality.   Whatever the case, if you observe the object carefully, you may find that the movement is contagious. The initial energy, produced by a succession of complex steps, generates the movement of the second hand at a steady pace. It then drives the large minute hand, which in turn drives the hour hand. The hands each move at their own pace, while maintaining a constant rhythm, making them interdependent on each other’s movement.   This can be seen as a metaphor for change:…

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Love people. Use things.

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. There is a misconception about people who declare not to be attached to things. Some think that, by being detached to things, they have managed to detached themselves from other people. They think that this philosophy leads to live superficial relationships with others. That they don’t care for the existence of others than themselves. That, they are selfish. I have crossed paths with many people who have shared this thought with me. As if, the love and attachment you feel for things, mirrors the love you have for people. This is absurd. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By detaching ourselves from things, we are getting closer to people. As if the fog we lived in for so long suddenly disappeared and revealed an entire new world. Since I have embraced a more minimalist and sustainable way of consuming, I started to engage in…

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