Did anybody miss the French politicians at #LasVegas #CES2019 ?

For some French reason, the French politicians decided not to come to Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year. Those who miss the “champions du monde” of the FrenchTech too badly may try to come and visit the StartUp Nation next French election season.

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More (in French, sorry) : https://mystartupinparis.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/les-jeunes-francais-en-short-de-babyfoot-qui-attendaient-encore-du-peoplitique-de-1ere-division-sont-refaits-cette-annee-a-lasvegas-ces2019-frenchtech-startup/

RF – January 14th, 2019

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Happy New Year from #France with Love

With or without Brexit on one side of the Channel, and Yellow Vests on the other, let’s enjoy New Year’s eve with real food, not junk …

Happy New Year from oldschool France, with Love (of good life, good food, and good sense of humor, as long as they are acceptable to local standards …).

Renaud Favier – December 31st, 2018

#Brexit But what do the Brits want ?

A fresh haircut, perhaps ?

RF – December 19th, 2018

Some love Euro(pa) so much, that they would rather there be two

The late French President François Mitterrand once said he loved so much Germany, he was happy there were two (people older than 50 remember Berlin’s Check Point Charlie and other post WW2 commie goodies in Europe).

One could as well wish Euroland be divided into a Euro-Mark, and a Euro-Franc zones, post Brexit.

Or prefer there be only one Euro(pa), as well as less than two Ireland …

Me too (but “to prefer” or “prefer two” ?)

RF – December 16th, 2018

#France back to the Stones Age w. the Yellow Vests ? #GiletsJaunes

Too bad the French can’t (and never could) understand English (neither the Brits), otherwise it would not have taken them 50 years to decide to try and abolish the privileges that they believed gone for more than two centuries, and evils no healthy, even French, brains can have sympathy for …

Sous les Stones, la plage ?

Renaud Favier – December 10th, 2018

(Changing) Soft Power …

No doubt Washington (and/or Silicon Valley) is the world’s master of soft power.

President Trump is a global leader of the Twitter video game …

America is great at regulatory and financial arms-twisting …

And GAFAS are of course yet to be challenged masters of the internet …

As is Hollywood for movies influence.

But, try to type “G20 Argentina”, or “protectionism” in Google … chances are you will reach the (Chinese) “Global Times”, not the Financial, the London, or event the Strait Times …

Soft Power China credit Financial Times

And search Youtube for the G20 in Buenos Aires, and you will find a bunch of videos from (Chinese, english speaking) CGTN, (and to a lesser extent Russian, based in Berlin, Germany, but english speaking RUPTLY channel, or Al Jazeera) …

China Super Soft Power credit China Daily

How effective is China’s soft power strategy remains to be seen …

But things are changing fast.

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RF – November 29th, 2018

PS : power is good, but soft is better …

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#Paris #Fashion in a yellow mood ?

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Emmanuel Macron – Crédit : NordLittoral.fr

Some yellows are well known …

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Jean Lassalle – Crédit : LCP / Le Parisien

Some are more anonymous …

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To Yellow or not to Yellow ? Crédit : TV5 Monde Info

But many French are in a yellow mood, theses days …

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Mme Sigaut et un Gaulois en gilet jaune – Crédit : Medias-Presse Info

And the French fashion influences the rest of the world …

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The Trump – Credit : Sipa Press / L’Opinion

To yellow, or not to yellow ?

Paris, November 2018

Things are getting better in France, at least from a fashion viewpoint, aren’t they ?

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François Hollande – Crédit : Le Point