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LessPass – password management

LessPass is a password management system based on a completly different idea compared to existing solutions. Most of the solutions are based on a centralized storage of password protected by a master one. The centralized storage can be basic, like a spreadsheet on your own computer or on a server. It can be a little […]

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The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox is a book from Steve Peters subtitled: The Science of Mind Management for Success in Business and in Life. I used the model proposed to represent how our brain is working during conferences I gave on the Search for Happiness, and I had some positive feedback. In this article, I would like […]

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OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

Next OpenStack Summit will be in Austin in less than 70 days. You can vote for your preferred sessions following this link. I submitted two talks: the first one will cover what science knows about happiness that could transform OpenStack and the second one with Mark McLoughlin will study how organization can increase the impact […]

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The submarine story

Once more, I have been to a conference given by Jean-François Zobrist. It’s always the same ; he tells what he have learned during the years he was managing FAVI ; and it’s always different as he adapts the content to the audience. This conference was organized by Germe Bordeaux groups at ISG. Germe started […]

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Joyful Year!

I hope that 2016 will bring you joy and that you will have the opportunity to bring joy to others! Joie means joy in french. This nice picture from David Hermans express the wish well.

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Massive Peer to Peer Collaboration

I have been asked by Philippe Honigman to answer 2 questions about open source collaboration to help him on one of his projects. I was wondering what could be the questions not already answered thousands of times. This curiosity led me to an interesting conversation, with interesting insights I would like to share with you. […]

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DATFlock2015, unicorns, distributed teams and bad agile

I was in Berlin for 2 days to participate to #DATFlock2015 the conference to discuss, learn and share about Distributed Agile Teams. The program was a mix of open space sessions and workshops prepared in advance. OKR, Feedback and Reward Two sessions where particularly useful to me: How to use OKR? Fearless feedback and fair […]

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Annual Performance Review

When I present the 14 points of Deming and the 7 deadly diseases of organization, I usually take some points and diseases as a starting point for discussion and thinking. One disease I usually pick is the third one: Evaluation by performance, merit rating, or annual review of performance. People react in a similar way. […]

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Black Box

The black box in this article are those installed in planes. Those black box allows to analyze what happens during a more or less dramatic incident. Setting an organization where facts are analyzed to improve the system is a defining characteristic of airlines industry. A characteristic that enables an incredible improvement of security. Matthew Syed […]

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The Search for Happiness

During the past days, I had the opportunity to give two conferences. One in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 20, 2015, for the Red Hat Agile Day. The other, in Bordeaux, France, for the closing keynote of AgileTour Bordeaux, on October 30, 2015. I adapted the content according to the feedback received after my opening […]