Pierre-Olivier Carles

De mon parcours fait d’entreprises, d’investissements, de succès et d’erreurs, je tire des pensées personnelles que je partage ici, en français maintenant. Documenter ce voyage peut en inspirer d’autres, mais, à vrai dire, c’est d’abord à moi que cela apporte quelque chose.
April 18, 2021

A simple recipe for success

The reason you got to love what you do is that you have to do it A LOT to be successful. It’s not about blind hard work. It’s not about smart work either. It’s about the combination of both. Hard work without smart work is a trap. You get results so you think you’re on the right path to success but it doesn’t scale. Smart work without ...
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April 1, 2021

Algorithms are a plague

Most Social Media platforms' algorithms work the same way. They try to give users the content they will like so users stay longer on the platform and get exposed to more advertising. The way they define is some content is good or bad for you is based on people you follow and posts you engage with. (It's actually a bit more complicated ...
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March 23, 2021

Upgrade yourself on a daily basis

You have heard that often. “"If you're the smartest person in a room, you are in the wrong room."” The reason you have heard it soooo much is that it's true. And probably the best advice you can give to anyone. Most of us are worth what we know, what we have learned through experiences, what we are good at for someone else. What you kn...
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March 17, 2021

Try DND All Day

I'm about to share with you my best productivity secret. Well, actually, I just did in the title, but keep on reading, there's more. It's 2021, and the main entry point into any mobile app is Notifications. It means that, depending on what you do for a living, you can receive hundreds of them... and it's incredibly bothering. I've star...
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March 12, 2021

How to deal with a lack of motivation

I have been invited to a Clubhouse room to talk about Motivation. No, I won't tell you everything we said there, as Rooms always last too long. Yet, I'd like to share with you a parable I've used to make my point. Basically, I never had motivation problems. I know where I want to go, and the rest are just bumps on the road. Of course, ...
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March 10, 2021

Make your Social Media Healthy again

Ask Captain Obvious, and he will tell you how toxic social media can be. There was a time, though, when even Twitter was a great place to have respectful and meaningful conversations. Kind of hard to believe in 2021, I know... That being said, the toxicity of social media is largely exaggerated. It depends a lot on you and how you hand...
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March 7, 2021

Inspiration around the corner

If you need inspiration for greatness today, search no more and read this. Chan Hon Meng is the Chef and founder of Hawker Chan, a street-food restaurant in Singapore. What's so special about him, you're wondering? Chef Chan Hon Meng's street restaurant is a one-star Michelin, and that's probably the world's cheapest Michelin-starred m...
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March 6, 2021

What if?

I speak a lot about regrets, or, more precisely, about the importance of having no regret. When a wannabe-entrepreneur tries to figure out if he should start his project or not, he weights a bunch of criteria like the investment it takes, the fear of losing your current job and its reliable stream of stable revenues, the family or the ...
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March 5, 2021

Sharing some of my experience

If you speak French, I have been invited to The Crazytivity Podcast to share part of my journey as an entrepreneur. If you plan to move from France to the United States, and build your company here, there are probably a few of my mistakes you want to hear about so you can avoid these and make new ones 😁 The video is here and again, it'...
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March 4, 2021

Is it too late?

I've been blogging since blogs were a thing. Back in the days, we were not building audiences to then monetize them, we were simply sharing our knowledge, experiences, feelings. The Internet world was so much simpler... and nonjudgemental. A few weeks ago, Twitter has acquired Revue and I saw that as an opportunity to start my blog tur...
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