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It’s not personal, it’s strictly business

Posted on 21st April 2014

After doing it for 3 years, I terminate my blogs the1440minutes and les1440minutes. The idea behind these blogs was to write about my ideas and have fun. To put into words what I thought about time management and personal development. I then wrote a book based on this blog. Then I developed trainings around these subjects I really enjoy. I keep faith that we can all do better. All of us. Individually first, and then by ripple effect : collectively. I truly believe this. That’s what drives me. My legendary optimism. That said, 2 years into it, I have to face … Read the rest of the post →

Is #LinkedIn the new #Facebook ?

Posted on 10th March 2014

I said goodbye to my Facebook “so-called” friends on the 19th of July 2012. I had about 100+ “friends” but I grew tired of their postings. Every day, looking at what my friends posted on Facebook, I asked myself : “Do I really care ?”. I did not. So I told my virtual friends goodbye. In the last few months, I am starting to have the same recurring thoughts about LinkedIn. What was in my mind back then, is resurfacing. Note that I am not blaming Conan O’Brien for this, he has nothing to do with it. I enjoy Conan, … Read the rest of the post →

Mark Webber and Cheetah : it is not all about speed

Posted on 3rd March 2014

Sometimes, reading stuff on the internet, two piece of information connect. The dots connect. Today I am going to write about speed and efficiency. Mark Webber, a formula 1 driver just retired. I was reading an article about his career. He was always the number 2 driver. He had a great career but was never world champion. Even though he was in the best car at the time. His teammate, Vettel was crowned 4 times. Oddly enough, Webber was FASTER than Vettel, even at the end of this career. In pure speed, in high speed curves, he was faster than the … Read the rest of the post →

Rubik’s cube v Tablet : focus v dispersion

Posted on 10th January 2014

We’ll talk about yearly objectives and new year resolutions next time but today, let’s go back to Xmas time. For her birthday, my daughter got a Rubik’s cub as a gift from my parents. Old souvenir for me. When I was a kid, I also had a cube. I learned when I was young to solve the 1974 puzzle created by Erno Rubik. 40 years ago can you believe it ? This time travel made me smile. I kept in my memory from that time, the technic to do the first 2 levels of the cube. I can do it … Read the rest of the post →

Why electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are a SCAM

Posted on 12th November 2013

Do electronic cigarettes give an electronic cancer ? I asked myself this question seeing the number of e-cigarette smokers skyrocketing. In the town where I live, Nantes, France, shops selling e-cigarettes replace former phone stores which went bust. But that’s a SCAM. Let me tell you why. First, I am not going to discuss if it is bad, better or worse or whatever for your health. I am not an expert and this is not my subject. I am an expert in time and priority management. I already wrote about the effects of cigarettes on time management : how smoking … Read the rest of the post →

Evernote, Post-it® and Appreciative Inquiry

Posted on 1st October 2013

When I arrived at the Evernote Conference on wednesday I did not know what to expect. I suspected there would be some announcements, that I would be energized by the talks. I was not expecting it to be that big. Post-It® and Evernote announced a Partnership. I loved the way Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, described how Evernote ended the war with paper with Moleskine® last year. Paper and Evernote are complementary, not against one and other. Personally, I view paper as the cure to the world of ADD we are currently living in. During the talks, I was taking notes in … Read the rest of the post →

1st of September

Posted on 1st September 2013

Another mystical post. Today is the 1st of September. OK. What does that mean ? School in France is about to restart People have all come back from holidays (most have anyway). 4 months and we will be at Xmas and New Year again celebrating the end of the year and the start of a new one. 4 months. Now. Question: When the year began, may be you thought about changing things in your life: – get a different job – start your own company – loose weight – start exercising regularly – read more books – watch less TV … Read the rest of the post →

Swap it, Bet it, Trigger it: 3 Unconventional Ways to Beat Procrastination

Posted on 7th August 2013

I received an email one day from Caroline Hardy proposing me a “guest-post”. I instantly accepted. I know Caroline since she redesigned this website. Her philosophy of life is in line with mine (from what I can tell). I like the way she views traveling. http://carohardy.com/pourquoi-je-voyage/  ? So it is a great honor to welcome her on this blog. If you feel like writing something on how to improve your/everybody’s 1440 minutes, drop me a line. Onto you Caroline:    Have you ever felt like you know exactly what you need to do, but yet you don’t do it? Whether it’s finishing a … Read the rest of the post →