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Hey, I'm Gregoire!
I enjoy continuous learning, tech, run, being creative, and work with awesome people. So I build companies.



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What kills creativity?


"Maybe theres no market for that." "It is very similar to this or that existing product." "People won't be interested / make fun of me." "I'm not sure if I should waste time even thinking about it!" Working from home requires a way in order to mark the end of the working day. I've established a little, yet successful, routine that includes a running session. During this away-from-the-computer time, I allow my mind to wander and often develop all kinds of ideas. When I open the door back home, I've already forgotten most of those thoughts. But sometimes, one or two ideas stick that I feel like exploring further. But after a few minutes, a few hours, or a few...

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Using Trello to manage your sales pipeline


In the beginning of June, we decided that our new product was ready to be shown to more people other than the few already involved in the alpha version. I started talking and meeting with people to pitch to them, and give demos of our software. I soon realised this could become a giant mess if I didn't define a framework to organise the whole process. I can't call myself a professional salesman, but I've worked with a lot of them and have seen all kinds of techniques to keep track of their interactions with leads, prospects or customers. So I did what all of us entrepreneurs would do when they need a new tool - I checked what was...

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Rethinking the selling process


I was only 21 when I co-founded my first real company. Prior to that, I had been working for a bit more than three years at two different companies. My jobs were mainly technical (as an engineer), but I also happened to meet prospects and customers with salesmen. On this first entrepreneurial adventure, we weren't exactly sure about everyone's role. I can't recall exactly how it happened, but I ended up being in charge of what we called business development. Back in the day, it essentially meant making phone calls, visiting people who accepted to meet after said phone calls and attending entrepreneur meet-ups at the Chamber of Commerce or at the French union of employers. I had really no...

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Test run your non-technical co-founder


A fellow entrepreneur I know is currently facing a situation which a lot of us will reach, at some point on our entrepreneurship journey. For the last few months, he has been busy building his idea a pretty neat SaaS platform to help developers manage their staging environments, and doing the validation work all alone. And while the technical part seems to be perfectly on track, he thinks that the time might have come to consider hiring a co-founder to help him with the non-technical tasks. Luckily enough, he already has an eligible candidate, right in his network. Someone that could be perfect for this position. But, how can he be sure they will manage to work together? This blog...

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What makes a good leader


Good leader, charisma. Words that fit perfectly together. Or not necessarily? When I started working on this article, I allowed myself a few minutes to think about the great leaders I've met in my professional life. And as I went with this empirical process I realise several specificities that all these leaders have in common. That, is what I'm going to share with you. Before jumping right into things, though, I would like to break two clichés that even I had about good leaders. The first cliché is: being a good leader requires to be an extrovert. To make the corollary between charisma and extroversion is tempting. After all, it's true that extroverts often appear like they are more comfortable...

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