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Please don’t tell anybody about France and the French lost Paris … and don’t #LMAO at Hollande

Change in France ...

Yes, we can … make motorbikes in France. But please don’t tell anybody, that only 8 jobs will be created, whereas 800 or more French politicians, including Arnaud Montebourg of course, showed up at the “plant” to drink Champagne, smile and celebrate.
Yes he can !

Yes, French children can go to school sometimes, and they even meet teachers not on strike, sometimes. But please, don’t tell anybody the way we spell “two dwarves” (deux nains), now, after the last spelling reform by a couple of dull guys with big glasses.

Yes the can !

Yes, we can still eat Chabichou Poitou (Mrs Royal’s -the former Mrs Hollande-, homeplace when she is not politicing in Paris) Cheese in France, although we are not sure it’s not made in Germany with Italian milk, as the Germans have become world leaders in cheese too, and the French have now eaten their milk-cows after their white bread, the cakes and  the brioches. But please keep your mouth shut.

Yes he can !

And yes, Hollande can be as “normal”, careful and with a good sense of humour a French professionnal politician as they can be, a former student at French Graduate Business School HEC, and one of the best students of his generation at the ENA, where all future French civil servants, would be expensive TV experts  and ruinous #IRL gurus in Frenchonomics, and most future politicians who can’t speak English (otherwise, they would go study politics and economics at Oxford or Cambridge), neither German (otherwise they would go study democracy and competitiveness in Germany or Switzerland), and cannot count (otherwise, they would study at Polytechnique or in California) are educated (the well known ENA “Promotion Voltaire”, which doesn’t mean Canapé Voltaire, but best seats for leftists, is currently “at work“, if one may say).

Women, Children and careful French first ...

Please, don’t say a word, it might get even worse if the bad, French lawyers (remember Mitterrand and Sarkozy …) come back in the driver’s  seat of France.

Help !

Please, don’t laugh #LMAO either.

Please, help the French save France ! #IRL

Help save French speaking Democracy !

Or maybe better just never mind about Frenchonomics, Frenchvironment, Frenchlitics, French books, French Diplomacy, Frenchlections, French old or new lost wars,  Frenchbungabunga, French football, French food, competitivenesscorruption, and other French, remote, desperate, small Fukushimas, Munichs, and lost Paris of the France we love in spite of all …

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It’s just France and the French as usual, after all. Let’s have a coffee, read a decent eBook, let the crazy ones talk together about France in French, and go back to real business, serious issues, less insane countries and leaders, and more sustainable, decent causes.

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R.Favier – September, 17th, 2013 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris – LinkedIn

Let's Have Coffee

Net Land ArtMad in France      Frenchonomics          Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Happy 4th of July from Paris, France, American Friends !

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Be free, happy and competitive as always, today, 2morrow and forever, America !

Renaud Favier – July 4th, 2013 – Facebook Competitiveness – LinkedIn

Frenchonomics      Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Some more readings about France, present, and other more important issues, to download or read online (soma also available on Amazon), in case you wouldn’t have anything fresh (and French) to read this 4th of July.

               
               
         
           
          

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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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

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 !

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

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

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All U need to know about couac happened (or not) in France last fortnight (or so)

You know you should not ever trust what you read on the front page of The Economist about France, or continental Europe, for that matter …

Never.

Really never.

Never, ever.

Definitely.

That being said, every rule has its exception …

But better read a (free) “Café du matin à Paris” in French every day to know what is really happening, or not, in Frogland these days ( http://renaudfavier.com/ ) and/or click on the hereafter pictures for a shortview (backwards, which seems more appropriate for France) on recent events (or non-events).

November 16th : the French Senate aborted a project of tax on Palm Oil. Nobody would have cared, had Nutella not seized he opportunity to launch a 50/50 lobbbying-advertising campaign.

November 15th : something smells in Corsica (a murder, as usual), but as nobody knows nothing, and nobody would talk if anybody knew, and nobody saw or heard nothing of course, nobody really cares, all the less, since France has a lot of stinking cheeses everywhere.

November 14th : first big press conference by the French President, François Hollande, at Palais de l’Elysée. Many French citizens listen to the President, more twit, write and talk about what he said (or not).

November 13th : the French, especially the Parisians, try to be nice with everybody, as it is THE day of kindness worldwide and they know a day lasts only 24 hours. So do the Germans, however hard it may be, in certain cases.

November 12th : THE week of the Beaujolais Nouveau begins, the French worldwide start talking and thinking about it rather than about anything else, though noboby can drink it before Thursday, as a matter of French principle and French tradition.

November 11th : The French talk about dead soldiers including Charles de Gaulle (it used to be a great general of theirs, before it became the major Air France Airport) and all wars they lost without losing their sense of humour and of “Grandeur”.

November 10th : The French discuss about litterature and season’s French “prix littéraires” like Goncourt and Renaudot …

November 9th : the French are happy, that Xi Jinping, the new World Leader (based in Beijing), drinks red wine and hope he will not drink Chinese beverages only in the years to come and they will be able to export some of their wines to China.

November 8th : the French hope, that somebody will be able to help for Europe’s, and specially France’s socialist economic recovey.

November 7th : the French are happy that President Obama was re-elected in America, as they alread know him, the Washington airport and the twitter account for their questions.

November 6th : the French consider French communities management to foster competitiveness.

November 5th : Super happiness among Paris politicians not on trip abroad (like President Hollande) and journalists not on season’s holiday, the über-expected Gallois report on Gallic (garlic ?) competitiveness is officially delivered to Prime Minister Ayrault and widely spread on the internet.

November 4th : some French are reading about real competitiveness.

November 3nd : France is getting damn serious about competitiveness.

Real serious : playing hard, working hard !

November 2nd : a prayer for France, its taxpayers, and its creditors, all equally dead.

November 1st : France is THE romantic country and will remain so forever, and death can nothing against l’amour, toujours …

October 31st : the French celebrate Halloween, like everybody else in the real world, but don’t tell them, the believe they have invented it (too).

October 30th : the French socialist politicians are having fun inside (France) whereas there Perfects Storms are outside (France), everywhere in the economy and around New-York and Haïti as far as heavy rains are concerned.

October 29th : the French managed to sink their own boat (again) in their own harbour (again) and the Napoleon Bonaparte (not again !) is at bay 3 meters away from the pier in Marseille Vieux Port. Please don’t pay attention.

Again , so French

October 28th : the French go for winter time. Every is happy to be allowed to sleep one hour more, and the trade unions warn the (ir)relevant minister that this should happen every night, otherwise they’ll go on strike.

October 27th : the French discuss among themselves about drugs and how it could improve their international competitiveness, after Lance Armstrong was denied his “Tour de France” victories.

October 26th : the French brainstorm with partners on business intelligence and practice new French economic diplomacy to try and improve their external trade huge deficit (second only to Britain, as often enough).

October 25th : France is waiting for Louis Gallois’ report en French competitiveness and its whereabouts. Severe haircuts are expected from the French minister of finance, Pierre Moscovici, though some people have their doubts.

Some French are not just waiting, but working, and writing too.

Renaud Favier – November, 16th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about 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 world.
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 go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : 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/

#FF @ Xi Jinping, who joined the G2 Club. Hopefully the World Managers will accept a G5 board

The quiet victory of Xi Jinping in China is not as twitted and buzzed as President Obama’s clean sweep of Mitt Romney between a storm and a snowfall, but the cook of the World’s Savers Club must prepare world food for two (or more) now. Fast.

But as we have (in most parts of the world) reached the XXIst century, full club membership should of course be authorized for ladies.

And as a matter of gender balance, a second Lady is advisable for dinner.

But of course, a Gang of Four may not be everybody’s cup of tea in the Club. Then, who else ?

Ladies first.

And why shouldn’t that be enough to do the job, folks ?

Provided the 5 don’t forget about nature, climate, biodiversity and all that stuff the ecolocrats discuss once a year on the beach with a daiquiri or Champagne.

Provided the 5 don’t forget about peace, economics, education, employment, security, food, health and all that stuff our local leaders should take care of but apparently can’t cope with (especially in a sustainable, win-win way).

Provided, that at least one of the 5 twits now and then in English about where we all are aiming at, now that e-world-democracy is here to stay.

Tea (green please), coffee (black of course) or wine (French if possible), whatever works as long as we can have Champagne (French of course) for Xmas and prepare for a Happy New Year 2013 …

Renaud Favier – November, 9th, 2012 – Café du matin à Paris

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Some additional e-reading may be needed about our common world, Europe, Euro-nomics, France, Frenchonomics, the options for future Competitiveness in France in spite of all reports, funerals and funerals of reports …
… about 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 world.
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 go to “Voyage en 2012” : Please Click : http://rf2012.wordpress.com/

To “France 2012” : 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/