What is the greatest thing you have ever accomplished and how did you manage it?
Two years ago, I took part to a Start-Up Week-end in Lyon, France. I had an idea of a mobile application that would enable urban sports lovers to meet and connect. It was chosen among 57 others to pass through the finals! I then had to build and manage a team of 6 people aged between 24 and 56, build a business plan, set a strategy, and pitch the project in front of the jury. We carried the public along and won the Audience Price. It was my first experience as a CEO, and it lasted… 56 hours. When I saw the CEO for 1 month offer last April, it immediately rang a bell.
What do you think the way we work will be like in 50 years?
Human Resource sector will first have to address all the new professions that will break surface, as it is already the case in IT and digital communication for instance. Also, there is no doubt that new online job fair or recruitment platforms will thrive, certainly partly relying on big data.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
I once met a man in a plane when I was 8, and told him about my classmates making fun of me because I was first ranked at school. He told me “the first place is the hardest one to occupy, but the best one to make other’s life different”.
Who’s your favourite fiction character and why?
Vincent, in the film Gattaca, as he races against his brother that has always swum longer and faster than him. This time, Vincent won’t stop swimming, until the brother gets scared as they can’t see the shore anymore. Then Vincent turns to him : “You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it: I have never saved anything for the swim back”.