• Happiness is not driving a car

    March 31, 2010

    David Brooks wrote a column in the IHT (NYT) yesterday about how the relationship between happiness and economic wealth is not directly correlated, and in fact after a point almost becomes inversely correlated. Brooks’ example is the recent Academy Award success of Sandra Bullock which was immediately followed by report of troubles in her matrimonial […]

  • Immigration boosts entrepreneurship

    March 26, 2010

    Despite his occasional bout of annoying repetitiveness (the world is flat : i got the point, no need for 600 pages), Thomas Friedman produces some inspirational columns, and this week’s on the Intel Science Talent Search is no exception in my humble opinion. Friedman’s column triggered my thinking about the importance of immigration in building […]

  • Obstructionism is anti-entrepreneurship

    March 20, 2010

    This is an important weekend for regional politicians, both in the U.S. and in France. France holds its second round of regional elections tomorrow, in which the ruling UMP party is preparing for a drubbing. Similarly, the pressure is on the party in power in the U.S. as well. House representatives have an opportunity to […]

  • Software à la française

    March 18, 2010

    Last night I had a pseudo-intellectual discussion over dinner with a friend and former Paris resident visiting from the States. My friend is a competent business executive with myriad experiences in tech startups on both sides of the Atlantic, and he entertained me with some anecdotes of his disastrous experience at a once-hot French software […]

  • Another mobile phone donation drive

    March 5, 2010

    My wife and I recently spent a week in Eritrea for a combination of holiday and humanitarian project. As some of you know, we try to escape once a year to sub-saharan Africa for one of our few hobbies that genuinely impacts in a deeply transformational way human lives. Our project, AfriqueConnect, began with a […]

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