Monthly Archives: June 2013

When it’s Tea Time in Europe, it may be Brunch Time East Coast, and Breakfast Time on Pacific Coast. But it’s Always “Café du Matin à Paris” Time

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Of course, not everybody everywhere wants to drinks tea, when it’s “tea time” in Paris, France … And of course, the people who love  “Café du matin à Paris” are not just “anybody”. But the good news is, it’s free to like it anywhere, everywhere, anytime.

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Here in facebook : http://www.facebook.com/cafe.matin.paris

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Here in Twitter : http://twitter.com/renaud_favier

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Here in WordPress : http://renaudfavier.com

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Here in… English : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com

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And here without the pictures and music, but as printable, downloadable, pdf and ePub eBooks for holiday, in train, plane, wherever, whenever (also on Amazon) : http://www.youscribe.com/renaudfavier/

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Howabout a coffee ?

Renaud Favier – June 30th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Some more readings about France, present, and other more important issues.

               
               
         
           
          

Some more “West Coast” (and free) readings about future.

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And some rather “East Coast”, “business” readings (free, of course).

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Rock n’ Roll is Here to Stay … in Paris !

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No matter what your grandfather told you about Elvis, the Beatles or the Stones. No matter what your father told you about the Doors, Nena or AC/DC. No matter what you tell your kids about Queeen, Springsteen or Terence Trent d’Arby, and no matter what they answer you about their Pumpkins, Crandberries, or whatever vegetables …

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Johnny Hallyday is THE Rock n’ Roll Man !

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Don’t believe what you read, watch Johnny’s 70’s Birthday concert in Paris, June 15th, 2013, open your ears and let’s talk about it later : http://www.tf1.fr/johnny-hallyday/

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Read more about Johnny, and listen to so more great rock n’ roll music : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/16/johnny-hallyday-cest-lexception-culturelle-quon-aime/

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Yeah, Hallyday rocks (and Johnny be good forever) !

Renaud Favier – June 16th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Some more readings about rock n’ roll and other les important issues.

               
               
         
           
          

Some more “rock n’ roll” (and free) readings.

Bad in France Couverture         

And some readings about “business” (free, of course), because rock n’ roll is big business, too (and vice-versa).

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Nice Weather announced for Paris Le Bourget 50th International Air Show


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There will be splendid Air.

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There will be great Show.

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Let’s go enjoy the AirShow, Paris, and some high flying French goodies.

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Let’s go enjoy some luxury made in France goodies.

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Let’s go enjoy state of the art European Technology.

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Let’s go see a bright European brains up in the air

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Let’s go socialize with a coffee (or whatever works) !

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Eurocopter X3 – June 7th 2013 Speed World Record – 255 knots

Let’s go celebrate and be happy together at the 50th Paris Airshow.

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More about the 50th Paris Air Show :

http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/12/classe-business-and-pleasure-au-50eme-salon-du-bourget-paris-17-23-juin-2013/

http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/ciel-bleu-garanti-pour-le-50eme-salon-du-bourget-paris-17-23-juin-2013/

http://renaudfavier.com/2013/03/01/agenda-france-paris-2013-17-23-juin-50eme-salon-du-bourget/

Renaud Favier – June 12th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Tax in France : so what, now ?

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No, France is not a tax heaven, whatever tax credits, “niches” and loopholes they may have, grow or invent for entrepreneurs and rich people to stay and create jobs, finance innovation and buy or export “made in France” goods. Not yet.

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And some rich and famous with brains, not only quite good football and rather average tennis players, have realized that the French borders, not to mention the Berlin Wall(s), are over.

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But no, not all the rich and have of France rush to, or stay in Britain, whatever “Tapis Rouge” here and there.

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Credits : Placide

And things may change in France, thanks to climate change and heavy raining and snowing in Europe.

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Credits : Glabergen

Change for the better with the support of the best tax-experts and consultants.

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Credits : Alex

Things may improve thanks to computers.

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As France goes for world’s best practices, benchmark(et)ing and state of the art tax techno and propaganda.

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Credits : Glasbergen

Things may improve step by step, after a few coffee cups in Paris-Bercy …

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Things may really improve, if and when French tax ministers read English.

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Lenine used to say “The Soviets are communism with electricity”. Nowadays France may be communism with a keyboard and coffee.

More about French attractiveness : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/attractivite-france-quid-ici-et-maintenant/

More about French taxes : http://renaudfavier.com/2013/06/11/cest-le-grand-jour-le-grand-soir-cetait-avant/

More about French politics : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com

By the way, don’t forget, tonite is the deadline for French internet tax form.

Renaud Favier – June 11th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

I have a Franco-German Dream …

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Should France and Germany merge into a single economic body, that would create the third economic powerhouse in the world, right behind the United-States and China, with 147 million people and a common GDP close to 6,000 bn dollars …

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Of course, mega-mergers are management nightmares and big dreams may fail (small is beautiful, some have been saying and re-saying for a while), there are a few issues including Euro-things, some national political realities and quite a lot of economic constraints, to begin with, and of course not all French, neither all Germans, nor their neighbors and partners have that same dream, all the less, since even people who know well, or love, or both know and love well Europe, don’t necessarily feel like learning and speaking German, French or both on top of English or whatever works to survive and be reasonably happy in XXIst century real Europe.

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Source : unknown, probably not (pro)European, not German, not French

And of course, it may not be taken for granted, that nowadays’ French and German leaders could be up to the job (not everybody is Konrad Adenauer or Charles de Gaulle), or may at least manage to join forces and share visions to save the Euro(pe).

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But what a Euro-Dream !

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Besides, what else ?

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Who else ?

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Same old story ?

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Remake of the same old story ?

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Who can be against “Mariage pour tous” ?

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Rainy (better, stormy) wedding, happy wedding, as the French saying goes …

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Read more about the Beffa (France) – Cromme (Germany) report on competitiveness : http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/france-allemagne-la-lecon-du-rapport-beffa-cromme.N198104

Read more about Germany and France solidarity : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/competitivite-lallemagne-peut-elle-se-rejouir-des-difficultes-de-la-france/

Read more about Europe, Euro, and other Euro-issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/lor-allemand-sexile-lui-aussi-de-france-maintenant-syndrome-depardieu-ou-premices-dun-euro-or/

Read more about France, French cars and other French issues : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/la-competitivite-cest-complique-et-il-y-en-a-pour-qui-ce-sera-plus-complique-que-pour-les-autres/ ; http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/frenchonomics-france-ta-bagnole-a-foutu-le-camp-et-a-ce-point-la-ca-devient-genant-dirait-audiard/

Read more about Germany, German car and other German issues : http://renaudfavier.com/2011/11/25/mad-in-france-quen-dirait-on-a-berlin/ ; http://renaudfavier.com/2011/01/13/mark-euro-economie-pour-les-nuls/

Renaud Favier – June 10th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

France attractiveness and competitiveness 2013


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France is among the top 3 most attractive Eurozone countries (along the UK and Germany according to the 2013 IMD Lausanne attractiveness report).

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Read more about recent developments : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/attractivite-france-quid-ici-et-maintenant/ 

Renaud Favier – June 9th (Paris Time), 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

Small Café 2013

Some additional e-reading may be needed about XXIst century (or so they believe) artists, politicians, world, Europe, Euro-nomics, Euro-Fatcats, Eurocrats, France, Paris, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, elections, airports, funerals and funerals of reports, snowfalls or protests …
… about French Economics, French Politics, French Wine, French Climate, French Changes and other sad issues that may be of interest, even if of little importance for the real XXIst century in the real(istic) world.
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Please click on hereafter pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching the weather forecasts on Fox TV and let others enjoy sun, success, beach, love, Champagne, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times or the Economist.

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
          
          
To “Compétitivité” : Please click : http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/

To “change 2013” : Please click : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

Let's Rush Together !

To go to “Back in 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France” : Please click : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/

To “English Coffee” : Please click : https://bestcoffeeinparis.wordpress.com/

To go to “Café du matin à Paris” : Please click : http://renaudfavier.com/

To go to “U Are What U Read“: Please click :  http://cestalire.wordpress.com/