Results for Personal Musings

January 3,2014

2013: The Dawn of a New Beginning

I spent most of 2013 living with the consequences of the life changing decisions I made in late 2012 (2012: A Transition to New Beginnings!) of leaving OLX (Why I am [...]

The Case for Optimism

We live in difficult times. Financial crisis, sovereign debt crisis, euro crisis, Syrian conflict, global warming. We are bombarded nonstop with despairing news. In Europe, the mood is morose and the prospects seem dire. The [...]

Video of my LeWeb Keynote: The Case for Optimism

Last year I finally resolved my internal cognitive dissonance between my profound optimism about humanity and my pessimism about the near term economic outlook in the West. It’s ultimately hard to be pessimistic given the [...]

Slides from my LeWeb Keynote: The Case for Optimism

Fabrice Grinda at LeWeb 2013: The Case for [...]
December 4,2013

Good karma

I found a wallet on the floor in the Promenade des Anglais this Sunday. I was thinking of giving it to a cop, but felt the owner would not get it back in a timely [...]

The cure for hubris

As a species and as individuals we are often shockingly arrogant. We believe, or want to believe, that as a species and individuals we are special. When we take a step back it’s truly horrifying [...]

The end of an era!

PC World just exited the print market, marking the exit of the last general-interest PC magazine. I am actually surprised that it did not happen earlier. Magazines readership as a whole is declining as readers [...]

Fun interview with The Next Women

I had the pleasure of having a fun and engaging conversation with Beth from The Next Women. We covered a wide range of topics: What I have been up to [...]

Am I ambitious enough?

I have been wondering of late if my rational heuristic driven approach to business selection is making me under reach. I feel I have been building and investing in reasonably “small projects” in the grand [...]
May 10,2013

I updated the design of my blog

I tried to make it more elegant, simpler and mobile friendly. Let me know what you think!