Is Mark Zuckerberg making you fat? In France, “company loyalty” is not synonymous with “food”.Read More Will work for food, er, ticket resto
For start-ups, that is. Here’s one quick example… Yes, Free Internet. If you’re passing through Paris for business and need internet to work, LaCantine is an incubator/co-working space that offers FREE internet (and coffee!). Last I checked, that means it’s cheaper than working at Starbucks. And if you need actual très short-term office space, it’s […]Read More Paris is so (not) expensive
In France, there is no Black Friday. There is no “after-Christmas” sale or “end of the year clearout” sale. Instead, there are the semiannual “soldes.” AKA the fixed, 5-week sale that takes place in January/February and again in June/July. And January 6 is the first day of the winter 2010 sale. A study published by the Centre for […]Read More Solde.com
LeWeb came and left Paris and we couldn’t even get President Sarkozy – or Baby Sarkozy (Jean), for that matter – a verified Twitter account. Sad. Especially after Robert Scoble’s post-LeWeb rant (which made me cringe because it seemed so Silicon Valley-centric and arrogant), I would’ve thought French companies would’ve tuned into the need to get on Twitter ASAP. A […]Read More France, meet Twitter.
Dear Silicon Valley, I’m writing you this letter because I too believe that you are a magical land of business opportunity that is different from the rest. But that doesn’t mean you’re perfect. I’m sure that you think the French are always striking, that they only work 12 hours a week and that they’re on […]Read More A Letter to Silicon Valley