These values describe myself as a Web professional and as a Manager:
- Self Management: both hands firmly gripped on the steering wheel.
- Ownership: I’ve got it, you don’t need to think about it.
- Initiative: getting things done without the slightest nudge.
- Virtue: honesty, humility, thoughtfulness, kindness, and appreciation.
- Problem solving: nothing that can’t be solved.
- Team work: we before I.
Technologies: Doesn't matter... it is rarely about technologies. It is mainly about people, the way they will use it and the experience we want to provide them. I do prefer everything Open Source.
People: Respect everyone, tell the truth, let them do the same, make sure everyone is learning something every day and never stop evolving.
VP Technology, Business Families Foundation (5 years)
The projects I am proud of…
During these 5 years, I helped the organization to go from teaching face to face to teaching online with a custom made eLearning platform based on a development framework that I designed and named ELF (ELF Learning Framework). My IT team built several online courses and interactive tools for business families and entrepreneurs using this framework, giving a total flexibility on what could be personalized for key partners.
In the last 2 years, we created an online platform to bootstrap cohorts of intrapreneurship projects, both in french and english, including more than 100 hours of online courses and digital versions of several consulting tools used to structure the planing of a new venture.
President, Quibo (10 years)
The projects I am proud of…
Project Manager, LexUM (3 years)
The project I am proud of…
I love gaining knowledge about how big players made it... most of the time, they had to go through hiccup before becoming who they are today and Starbucks is a good example of a huge company who had to work extra hard to come back to their roots.
The Dip by Seth Godin.
Being an entrepreneur is not always easy and it is ok to have some doubts about if it is worth or not pursuing the adventure. The Dip teaches the balance between the thin line of a difficult project that is worth pursuing or a worthless one. This book gives some tricks on how to ask yourself very important questions, on a regular basis, to avoid wasting time or lacking patience.
Remote: Office Not Required.
Working on launching a new startup with a small team of 5 remotes resources, this book brings some insights about the do's and don'ts of working remotely. The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things.
While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant.
This book illustrates several cases of businesses that went through the process of creating a Blue Ocean (compare to a Red Ocean who is mainly based on price comparison) and others that should have been able to do it but failed.