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#AshelyMadison is good (if you like publicity for your extra-marital sex life), but Public Transportation comes more often

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How to improve (b…us) traffic (on your b…log, what did you think ?)

You may not meet your next  “fiancé(e)”, or “Live SexToy”, as easily as a click on  www.AllezMadIlsSont.fr (or any of the www.meatIt.sex or www.youPork.porn) by just taking the right bus in Paris in the summertime, but you might enjoy a better view if you chose the right seat …

Renaud Favier – August 27th, 2015

Frenchonomics are not getting any better …

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The French love taxes …

No comment, like nobody in the world ever gets younger, no French tax gets lower, ever, no matter what anybody tells in Davos, or promises on Youtube …

Renaud Favier – January 29th, 2015

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Did you say #Competitiveness in #Paris #France ?

Une certaine idée de la compétitivité

The French have always talked a lot about business (“les affaires”, in French) …

Yes they talk (serously, sometimes http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com) …

Let them talk (all year 2015 round http://competitivite2015.wordpress.com) …

Renaud Favier – January 19th, 2015

Yes, French pop star Nicolas Sarkozy is rock n’ rolling again in Paris !

Crédits : Burki

Read more about it (in French, who else would care ?) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/03/21/sarkozy-en-overdose-dhormones-de-croissance-au-printemps/

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Let’s hope Sarkozy will not try to sing the Miley Cyrus way to wake up his fans …

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Though, on second thoughts, maybe it would be more … grown-up.

Renaud Favier – March 23, 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Are the French (ministers more) nuts (than usually) ?

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Crazy Horse – Paris, France

No doubt, the French ministers are a bunch of authentic French nuts.

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The French government – Jenuary 2014 © Mustafa Yalcin / Anadolu Agency

No doubt, the French minister of Justice, Taubira, is nuts a French minister.

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Christiane Taubira / Elysée Palace, Paris – March 12th – REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

No doubt the French Prime Minister, Ayrault, is nuts a real French Minister.

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Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Prime minister. © Bertrand Langlois / AFP

No doubt the French President is the (so) French über-Minister of Greater Paris.

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François Hollande, French President

PS : France is another world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5fgHu0C_2c

Salon International de l’Agriculture 2014 in France – Paris, February 22 – March 2

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Let’s cow, now, boys !

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The “need to know” info (in French) about the world’s most impressive agriculture salon, by clicking on following link or picture : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/02/21/le-salon-de-lagriculture-a-paris-sans-jacques-chirac-pour-taper-le-q-des-vaches-ca-nest-pas-normal/

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The official website (English) : http://en.salon-agriculture.com

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Cow business is cow-boys business.

Renaud Favier – Feb, 21th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

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And now, François goes to Hollywood ?

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“Hello … Good Bye” – Credits : Stephen Crowley – The New-York Times

François Hollande and his dreamers’ team were the guest stars of Tuesday’s big French dinner de … prestige at the White House. But the day after laughter in Washington is business breakfast in (Hotel ?) California. Then, French business lunch time !

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Crédits : Henry Michel

It may not be as much fun as François Hollande’s Roman (or wherever) Holiday.

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Credits : Plantu

It may not be as sexy as François Hollande’s 5 to 7 (or whenever works) in Paris.

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Crédits : Alex

But Hollande’s visit to SF Paris French Tech Hub will be a cool California Dream.

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Credits : Aptopix – Web / Press

François does not go to Hollywood, but to SF to watch real economics at work.

Renaud Favier – February, 12th2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

Let's Walk

Let them talk, bark, yell, twist, twit, shout … provided they shoot (among) themselves

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So, there is a G20 somewhere in Russia ; there may be a war somewhere in the Middle East ; and some Europeans say, that France is more nuts than (cl)ever. Frankly, as long as the city is OK, as the ale is lukewarm and the tea is hot, who cares ?

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Let them talk (who listens ?), even on TV if they so like (who watches ?), provided they don’t make things worse (who cares ?) than we all have let (encouraged ?) them do (who can prevent them from ?).

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Let them talk (and fight, and kill, whatever doesn’t work), provided they do it all among themselves, and they don’t ask us to pay for their worst misbehavings.

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But let’s write about it now, in case it would be too late soon, when it is too late and censorship gets worse, real bad because of real war #IRL …

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And let’s have coffee now, in case it gets more expensive, less tasty, or just unavailable, at wartime in Syria on top of ongoing economic wars, religious wars, ecologic wars, fatcat wars, whatever wars …

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Let them talk, but don’t read only sponsorized crap, watch only horseshit and ads, and listen only to professional liars, your standard politicians, or other global village idiots, when it comes to serious issues

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R.Favier – September, 6, 2013 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris – LinkedIn

Let's Have Coffee

Net Land ArtMad in France      Frenchonomics          Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Bonus : Let them talk crap, if they neither want to listen to brains , nor see truth  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvP07yHPuKo

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

Frenchonomics, France and Competitiveness : the Trainee Syndrome

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Most companies, in most countries, use unexperienced workforce, basically the way a forest grows, adapts and stays strong from new seeds and small trees. Some businesses do so, because it’s cheaper, or because they have to, like when the rookie is a boss’s child, when the law says you must hire young and labour, or where male chauvinistic executives like when a lovely female youngster goes to the coffee machine and/or xerox room for them. But the French have Frenchonomics (and “Grandes Ecoles”, and the French, and lots of other specifics …). They do it (whatever it may be) their own, quite different, French way. And they love ‘Trainees”.

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First, one must remember, that most French students waste their school time twitting and/or studying useless things, because as high school and university are basically free, nobody cares about what is taught, or not, and what is learnt, or not, provided young people take and pass some exams sometimes. Therefore, their only chance to learn some things that have a chance to be useful at some later stage of their working life (if any, but this is another chapter) is by spending some time within professional organizations.

Ecole Crédit dessin : © Tom

Crédit dessin : © Tom

Second, one must recognize, the French are sometimes very clever. Knowing their schooling system is insane, they have created all kinds of legal obligations to hire young people at bargain prices, and tax loopholes (which is vital in France, but this is in another chapter) for companies using trainees for coffee, xerox, or whatever works nobody wants to do in the organization, be it a real company, a charity, or an administrative whatever they may have in France.

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Crédit dessin : © Ray Clid / Bakchich

Third, one must admit, the young French are clever enough to try and survive in a hostile environment. Most of those who can’t get a diploma from one of those French graduate schools whereby you can become a civil servant forever with special benefits for retirement and no obligation whatsoever to either really work, or somehow succeed in what you do, to get promoted (which is specific to France, some family businesses and a few surviving communist paradises), try to get summer jobs (in French : “stage”) or other kinds of semi-real work with really semi-wages.

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Last, but not least, as there are fewer and fewer real jobs in France, as companies are less and less profitable (unless they are either B to G, or less and less French, but this is another chapter), and as people between 30 and 80 stick to their seats as if they could die, lose their pension, or worse, no longer be entitled to free lunches with “café gourmand” and company cars with leather seats in case they leave their office to go to the coffee machine or try to change jobs, nobody moves, like in duels in cow-boy movies, and young people between 20 and 50 have no choice but be trainees unless they can get unemployment benefits or escape to another country.

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The result is, not surprisingly, that most French companies, and most other French more or less public bodies and administrations involved in the global, economic war, consist basically of trainees, and a few graduates, most of whom have never really worked either.

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Some French trainees make it to the top of some French business, just before standard retirement age, without ever having had a real working experience before (but not all, fortunately enough), but they do the job.

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Most don’t make it to the real top, not even the top (or the bottom, for that matter) of normal enterprises, but some manage to reach French standard retirement age without having really worked at all, but with all kinds of fringe and retirement benefits.

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Some trainees have a good, cool job, and they do it with a smile.

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Some try and do a very, very hard job, under heavy pressure, and smile as they can, their own, different way.

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But most long term trainees are just … long term trainees, which may at least partly explain why many French companies have experienced some difficulties (in French “sont à la traîne, voire à la ramasse”, compared to their German, Asian or American competitors to mention only a few, in France and the rest of the world.

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The good news, for investors in Paris, or elsewhere in France, is that they still can hire real, experienced, English speaking, high flyers, provided they are ready to pay the price (and fringes, and taxes, and housing, and fooding).

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Otherwise, French trainees between 20 and 80 can try and do the job(s), but most have little experience with foreign languages, are not used to hard … training, and have seldom practiced normal competition with money involved …

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Renaud Favier – February, 26th (Paris Time), 2013  – Café du matin à Paris

Small Café 2013

 

In spite of all, 2013 is worth it : http://bonneannee2013.wordpress.com/

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 …
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