Lbf 19

This week is the London Book fair 2019. Like every year, publishers from all around the world come to buy and sell rights, build partnerships, etc.

Stand 2A90

Like last year, Eddison Books stand is on the first floor where our smiling team is ready to show you our new projects.

If you don’t have the opportunity to come, here is our catalogue:

Should I blog again?

It’s been a while (August 2017) since I have done my last blog post.

Social medias like Facebook or Instagram seem to have faded away the self hosted wordpress blogging. It’s probably half truth.

I have always and I am still questioning some aspects of holding a blog. These are unanswered questions:

  • are blogs old fashioned?
    Should I write in French?
    Is my English good enough?
    Is it interesting?
    Is it a waste of time?
    How to manage the risk of disclosing information too early and the boredom of sharing too late?

Personal branding

My personal brand is probably the main reason I am going to keep this blog alive: I need to remember that every new person I meet is going to google my name and is going to try to learn about me before deciding to do business or not with me. That alone is enough to have an updated online presence.

The thing I hate the most

The thing that upsets me the most is when people stop on a moving walkway. It happens every time in airports and I don’t get it: these moving walkways are here to help you to move faster. So why so many people stop on them? Making things easier shouldn’t allow people to stop making any effort.

I have almost the same feeling with escalators but I sometimes feel the need to stop to save my breath.

That’s probably why I love this video from Casey Neistat. I don’t remember how many times I have shared it.

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About email Etiquette

Email is the bread and butter of the modern worker and it’s also its plague.

I have mentioned it quite often here because it is very simple to send an email but the problem is on the receiving side.

Think twice before you click “send”

That should be the first rule: before you send, please think! Very often, when we send an email, we get rid of a problem and we send it to someone else. Sending an email is easy, the difficult part is for the one who handles it. Continue reading “About email Etiquette”

Done is better than perfect

My 30 days blogging in English challenge is now completed. Since 18th July, I have published 30 posts on this blog…

Even if I have been in a hurry some evenings, I am quite proud and I think I am going to celebrate tonight 🙂

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Perfection is the enemy of action

Writing in English is still quite a challenge for me and I hope my typos, misspellings and weird sentences have not hurt too much your eyes. I dare to do that because I believe it is the best way to make progress.

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Thoughts about speed reading

A few years ago I attended a course about speed reading. It was during my years at CJD, Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants, an organisation in which I did a lot of training.

I am a reader. And when we measured our speed I was one of the fasted. No big surprise, book publishers read a lot and they have to be able to read fast. No big deal. I remember being fascinated by my father when I was a kid, his ability to read a letter just by ‘taking a photo’ with his eyes and returning the document to me and saying: you’ve made a mistake… Continue reading “Thoughts about speed reading”

Minitel moi non plus

I grow up in a time when computer were still rare and connected computers didn’t exist for the general public.

In the 80’s, a first generation of affordable computers arrived on the market behind the rockstar Apple II. There was Sinclair’s ZX series, Commodore, Amstrad, Thomson TO7, etc. I didn’t have any of these, but I was lucky enough to get a Texas Instruments TI99/4A.

It was not the best machine around but plugged on the TV and a tape recorder, it was perfect to learn basic programming. I remember building games like a complete Yahtzee. But that was pretty it for my programming career. Continue reading “Minitel moi non plus”