Frequently Asked Questions
It's a short domain name, seemingly perfectly adapted to optimise the traffic to this website. In truth, a friend pointed out to me that it was no wonder that I tend to be responsive 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) since I was born on 24th July (24/7 in European abbreviation)! What year, I hear you ask? Let's just say I feel like I'm 25. Yes, that's right, 25 every year.
For the past decade or so, my teams and I have been helping developers and startups in emerging countries build better websites and mobile applications. Because we are just a few so-called program managers covering a vast expanse of more than 100 countries, we design initiatives that can scale quickly. That's why we work with and nurture hundreds of developer communities and influencers, sharing relevant technical content and helping connect all of them.
Sure – but as you send me your CV, make sure to also send me the exact URL of the specific job you are targetting. Do bear in mind that we receive millions of CVs every year, so don't be disappointed if your application doesn't go through. Keep trying!
What stress?! I'm half-joking. Let's just say that I'm very organised. "Optimising" my time is a constant refrain of mine, which tends to drive people close to me a little crazy. But let me give you some concrete examples:
– I don't spend time doing make-up. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people doing make-up but we all have 24 hours in a day. We each decide how to spend that time. (Despite being French, I do shower every day).
– I always carry a notepad and a pen and something to read wherever I go. So any minute I spend in a train or a plane (and I spend a lot of time in planes; how much is "a lot"? 200,000 km on average each year) is put to use to jot down my thoughts or to read.
– I don't watch Netflix and tend to be very selective when it comes to the films I watch. In short, I almost only pick well-rated films (or books for that matter). There are thousands of films to choose from (120 million in the case of books). But my time is limited so why waste time on art that is generally considered of mediocre quality?
– I took the decision to not have children. That doesn't mean I don't like children; in fact, I do believe I'm a very good (at least fun, or crazy) uncle to my nephews and niece. Once again, nothing wrong in (others) having children. It's just not for me – and the time I save each day for easily 20 years compared to those who do have children is incomparable.
Of course there are also techniques I employ to be organised. If you're curious, give a look at the video titled "Organise & Automate" in the selection of videos I have shared as part of my 10xMBA project.