Updated: Dec 18, 2022
Let´s get to know each other. Nothing better to relate to a personal blog than understanding its author...
Hello, my name is Franck.
Since leaving the corporate world, I have been pursuing numerous entrepreneurial ventures. I have sold various businesses and have been advising companies on marketing and strategic issues.
For the last fifteen years, I have been using new technologies to manage my projects remotely. I have essentially been on 'sabbatical' focusing on learning skills and trying new things like building a large social channel (Martial Tribes), preparing an ICO or embracing a minimalist and digital nomad lifestyle.
This unorthodox, yet pragmatic approach to business and life have provided my clients and partners with a valuable and fresher viewpoint on trends, social media marketing and strategic vision.
For more factual details (resume, education), feel free to check my LinkedIn profile. It is mostly complete. (Note: I only accept invitations on LinkedIn from people I know… or from people creative enough to arise my curiosity via an effective ‘click-bait’ message. Feel free however to contact me through this website, my Facebook group or my Instagram account.)
The qualitative part
For the less factual part, here are some tidbits about me:
I enjoy getting old. It beats dying young.
I am not an accomplished writer. Please be lenient with my writing style.
I am a thinker, but I know people much more profound than me.
So, please take any idea with a grain of salt.
I was not born an entrepreneur. I became an entrepreneur.
I have a strong bias against selling my time. I prefer spending it building an asset.
I accept consulting under 4 conditions:
I feel I can genuinely contribute positively,
The topic is interesting, the team is pleasant and I can deepen my expertise,
There is a mountain nearby to hike,
The money is really too good to refuse (unfortunately too rare).
My philosophy of life can be resumed in three points:
Let it go
Keep moving forward
Have a great coffee
My favorite line: Working and Making Money Are Two Different Things.
My (cynical) view of corporate life in 4 points:
1. Negotiate well your annual budget
2. Achieve your budget by no more than 2% (leave some room for following year)
3. If you don´t achieve your budget, have a good excuse (financial meltdown works well if you are not downsized in the process)
4. Make sure your mentor gets promoted.
My two favorite business models: subscription and multi-level marketing because they both lead to recurrent, passive income.
In our couple, my wife is the better person. I may be more cultured but she has higher emotional intelligence. People are really fond of her. I usually tag along.
I have been trying to do a free handstand for the last 3 years. My goal is to last at least 20 seconds. So far, I am still at 4 seconds. Keep looking for the video in the next 10 years!
You may know me a little better now.
But can you really know another person, even if he/she tells you everything?