Why I became a Business Angel

Francois Huguet-Devallet, Vice-President of Women Business Angels salutes the optimism of designers who believe in the future.

“After a long career very active in marketing and the media age has placed in the category of” inactive “… This does not suit my temperament at all more interventionist than contemplative ….. And I remembered from my economic studies which glorified the innovative entrepreneur, Schumpeter, when we spoke only of financial products so complex that they become incomprehensible, that the charge sheets are more eager to achieve their sales objectives for products that address the real interests of their clients, and the stock market instead of finance companies, has turned into a casino managed by software. In short, I wanted to find the real economy, at its birth: the creation of enterprise.
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Heuliez: when you hear about the ISP

Le fonds stratégique d’investissement s’était fait discret ces derniers temps dans le dossier Heuliez. Mais Christian Estrosi le remet sur le devant de la scène, à l’occasion de la cloture des candidatures pour la reprise de l’entreprise.

C’est dit. L’Etat français ne laissera pas tomber Heuliez et ses 600 salariés. C’est une bonne nouvelle pour l’entreprise. Ce qui n’empêche pas de se poser quelques questions sur la pertinence de cette action et le pourquoi du soutien à Heuliez tandis que tant d’autres ont ou vont sombrer à cause de la crise. Read the rest of this entry »

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The French industry put on the high end

De la friteuse aux cosmétiques en passant par l’automobile ou les fabricants de machines outils, pratiquement tous les industriels français misent sur les produits haut de gamme pour assurer l’avenir de leurs usines nationales.

D’un secteur à l’autre, ils se sont donné le mot. Nous résistons à la concurrence asiatique grâce à notre savoir-faire, notre avance technologique, notre capacité d’innovation, entonnent en coeur les chez d’entreprise français. D’ailleurs, ça ne réussit pas trop mal à certains. J’ose vous reparler de Michelin et de ses pneus à faible résistance au roulement qui réduise la consommation de véhicules. Ou, dans une autre catégorie d’Exel, le leader mondial du pulvérisateur agricole (vous savez, ce que tirent les tracteurs pour traiter les champs). Et ainsi de suite, chez les équipementiers automobile comme Valeo ou Plastic Omnium, chez Seb (sa frieuse sans huile se vend près de 7 fois plus cher que l’entrée de gamme, avec huile), dans les groupes de BTP, chez Vallourec le spécialiste du tube sans soudure et du “joint premium” (même dans l’acier on fait chic et cher),  et j’en passe et des meilleurs. Read the rest of this entry »

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What future for the ArcelorMittal steel?

The appointment of Julian Onillon as CFO of the industry raises some questions about the future of this last group in the steelmaker.

On several occasions, speculation emerged about a possible sale of part of ArcelorMittal Inox. The group also recognized whenever explore “all possibilities”. Clearly, it means, yes, we could sell, we think. By dint of reflection, it is possible that a trend is emerging.

Julien Onillon, French living in London, is a pure product Mittal Steel. Director of Investor Relations Group, he is the Mittal family was on the front lines when it was in 2006, convincing skeptical French journalists (believe me, I know what I mean) the merits of their bid Areclor on.

End laborer, skilled diplomat, Julien Onillon has the perfect profile of the CFO that could undertake work on disposal of a subsidiary which would be separate, but by valuing correctly, while remaining quiet about his intentions. But this, of course, only my opinion.

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Follow the link: learn-Art Geek

Follow the Geek acquires from today a new nice feature that will allow us to send you to the 4 corners of the web in one click. Tickets whose title is enhanced by a small arrow will send you directly to the website mentioned, and we will make sure to regularly feed the blog with such a brief to report an unusual headlines, or as an interesting article today ‘ Today a site that we recommend.

And Geek-art.net who inaugurates. Run by Thomas Olivri, this blog is a chronicle in pictures of these diversions daily geek references between two tributes to Worship illustrators of our cultural sphere. A paste into your RSS reader-emergency!

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By Stieg Larsson Millennium: a neverending story

By Stieg Larsson Millennium: a neverending story

The Saga Millennium will forever be a trilogy and yet it never ceases to entertain new twists. This time, the Swedish National Library, who announced the discovery of unpublished manuscripts by Stieg Larsson, the late creator of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.

“We have received texts from the archives of a small magazine called Jules Verne Magazine and in the archives, there were some manuscripts by Stieg Larsson ever published”, told AFP an official of the Library Magdalena Gram. It states that the texts, written around 1970 at the age of 17 years, are “kind of science fiction” and had been sent to the journal in the hope of being published.

The Library was aware of its existence but Magdalena Gram just to look at the documents. Will they ever be published? The decision belongs to the father and the brother of Larsson and his heirs. The librarian, however, believes that there should think twice because it is the reputation of the author and these early writings are worth probably not his adult novels.

During that time, the world’s press continues to search the existence of the journalist-novelist phenomenon, boss of the magazine “Expo”. Last major discovery to date, the Daily Telegraph has opened its columns to the one colleague to whom he gave an interview one day on his work, the editor of a magazine. Alerted by an editor at a book fair and intrigued that Larsson has sold its three manuscripts of a sudden, Lasse Winkler wanted to meet him. He describes in particular the atmosphere of paranoia in which the author lived permanently for fear of being targeted by extremists.

The creator of Millennium gave him such that he felt ready to write a hundred novels in this series, as he found someone to publish and readers to read. A hundred? So to speak, no doubt, but confidence must be more than a dream today, not only in publishing. Because cinema is also tearing at your teeth into the cake.

After the Scandinavian productions, big and small screen versions, there is talk of a Hollywood remake of the first part, “The men who did not like women.” The achievement would be entrusted to David Fincher (“Seven”). The role of the rebel would Salander Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley or Natalie Portman. And one of Blomkvist Daniel Craig, aka James Bond. This time, it’s not joking around …

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