Sometimes it’s hard

It’s hard to keep the rythm, especially during the holiday break. I have been taken my family from Dieppe to La Rochelle.

Yesterday in Dieppe I have had a special though for the Canadian sacrifice in 1942 when and allied operation failed.

When can I find time to write?


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 馃檪

Veuve Clicquot Ros茅

Perfection is the enemy of action

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


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…


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.


All diets are not equal

It took me a while to understand that, but after having published dozens of books about diet and nutrition, and having read much more, I have reached the conclusion that our knowledge is still very limited.

The story of cholesterol is a perfect illustration. In the 50’s with Ancel Keys’ Seven Countries Study, America started to think that fat was a bad thing and a low-fat high carb diet began to be officially recommended.

War on fat

Gradually, the idea became mainstream and people started to remove fats from their diet, replaced saturated fat by unsaturated fat which means eating margarine instead of butter.


I’m a procrastinator

Hi, my name is St茅phane Leduc and I’m a procrastinator.

I am not the only one, we all are, were and will always be procrastinators. I’ve learned to say that from Strategic Coach founder, Dan Sullivan.

Moving this blog to another server

Yesterday I was in a long conversation with GoDaddy support team, talking about FTP, PHP, etc.

Of course, this is not an easy task and I am quite proud of the accomplishment. But is it where I create value?


We are recruiting (again)

Having a team is not always easy and sometimes people that you appreciate decide to leave, to go for a new life, under some other sky… This is perfectly normal.

As announced聽on Eddison Books web site, we are opening a position as Rights Executive to replace Melissa who decided to change. If you are a junior interested in a career聽in international publishing, this can be an opportunity.

What is it about


The book I have recommended the most…

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

This is the book I have recommended the most during the last 2 or 3 years.

Now you probably have heard of Sapiens since it has sold more than a million in English only. If you haven’t, please stop watching Kim Kardashian on Instagram and find a copy of this fantastic story.聽


Where is my personal library?

I am feeling nostalgic. Last year when I had lunch with Robert Greene, we were talking about internet聽marketing and he told me the best specialist was his former apprentice, « son 茅l猫ve », Ryan Holiday.

I have read two of his books and today, I have visited his website.

Ryan Holiday’s personal library

I have been an early adopter of e-books, I have hundreds of them on my Kindle. Electronic format has the huge advantage of transportability. It takes no more room to store hundreds or thousands of books.