• MVP: Winds of change in France

    September 13, 2011

    MVP! MVP! MVP!  In the States you can hear this chant on any given Sunday afternoon at the ballpark, as well as frequently in the open workspace of any given web startup. The only reaction this three-letter acronym would elicit in France, however, would be ‘Tony Parker’. And even that is limited to a select […]

  • Laboring over the weekend

    September 5, 2011

    The irony was not lost on the timing of its release just before Labor Day weekend of Friday’s unemployment report showing the U.S. unemployment rate unchanged at 9 percent.  Relative to historical standards, this is catastrophic. Here in France, unemployment improved slightly in Q2 but still hovers between 9.5 and 10%.  Relatively speaking, the figure […]

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