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Career 101

You’re maybe WRONG about networking

  • People who don’t know you, are not your network (yet) !!
  • People you added in linkedin are not your network (yet) !!
  • People you met at an event are not your network !!
  • Rule 1: your network knows who you are!
  • Rule 2: your network knows exactly what you can do for them!
  • Rule 3: Networking is about giving first!
  • Rule 4: Networking needs a lot of time!
  • Rule 5: Because it is about trust!
  • Rule 6: Networking is most of the time passive

The power of self-branding

Stop looking for a job and build a brand for yourself instead!

  • it’s not danone! it’s a yogurt!
  • it’s not bimo! it’s a biscuit!
  • it’s not tide! it’s a laundry detergent!
  • it’s not la vache qui rit! it’s a cheese!
  • start with picking the right audience first!
  • spam with style!
  • don’t care or care only when you need to!
  • rare and mysterious are a good combo!
  • all you need is to prove yourself once!
  • stickers !!

Your career is a game

  • You got credits (points)
    • you earn credits when you win
    • you lose them when you lose
  • Everyone can know how much credits you got.
  • The earlier you fail, the easier to start over.
  • The bigger the risk you take, the more credits you earn.

It is not your Company

  • Company is not a human being
  • Humans » Company
  • It is not your company (Neither you Mother)

Taking/Giving credit is an art

  • You should know when to take credit!
  • You should know what to take credit for!
  • Given credit > Taken credit!
  • Give Credit !!
  • Be like water !!

Interview Often

  • Meet amazing people
  • Learn about your maket value
  • Get Backup option
  • Stay sharp! Always learning!

Don’t argue without Data

  • Most arguments are waste of time.
  • Provide Data! Ease the argument.

Find a Mentor

  • Mentors = Shortcuts.
  • Passive Mentoring is the best.
  • Mentoring is fun! Make it more so for your mentors.
  • Asking for helping is no easy task.
  • Surround Yourself with bright people.

The Art to say no

  • Prioritazation is the backbone of time management.
  • The hardest art to Master: Saying no
  • How to say No

Do »> Be

When you want something to happen do what is need to be done for it to happen.

  • if you want to be tech lead do what a techlead does.

Act then Think

  • Overthinking is the enemy of learning
  • Perfection is the enemy of doing

The Compensation theory

  • How does Compensation work ?

On Being the happy coworker

  • Engineering is painfull.
  • Life is sometimes painfull.
  • Life is here to be live.
  • Always make your colleagues lives easier.

Story telling is a weapon

  • People love stories
  • If you can’t tell stories, no one will listen to you.

Be Where the value is

Work 101

Make your work the easiest you can

  • Optimize your work environment as much as you can.
  • Tools can break you! Or lift you up
  • If you do more than twice, automate it!
  • Use AI wisely.

Measure whenever it is possible

  • You can’t improve if you don’t measure!
  • Measure then iterate.

Documentation is the best!

  • Documentation is one of the most important habits to learn.
  • Documentation != Writting!
  • Documentation is very hard to master!
  • Road to Visibilty

Communication is THE soft skill

Whoever you are and whatever you can do, if you don’t communicate, you are no good.

  • Communication is not only verbal.
  • Know your audience!
  • Allign your Communication with to your goals: know, understand, engage.
  • Certainty is a must!

Your work communicates too

  • First thing people do is look who did that bad work or good work.
  • Your work ~ your fingerprint.
  • You express your values, mindset, attitudes through your work.

Don’t resesign a working system

  • Just a reminder: You probably already know this!

Work on the hard thing

From time to time:

  • Work on hard things
  • Work on ugly things

Don’t Work for Free

Life 101

Be Kind

Kind is powerful

  • Kind is impactful!
  • Kind is good for your social life!
  • Kind builds meaningful relationships!
  • Kind is viral and contagious!
  • Kind is slow!

Kind is about balance!

  • Kind ~ Weak (for many people)
  • Kind ~ Weak (for yourself)

Learn how to learn

It is the most important thing you can learn!

Learning is about training !!

Learning needs training! learning new things for the sake of learning is how you train your brain to learn.

  • Learn new things even if you don’t need them.
  • Having a trainer will make you learn faster.
  • Struggle !!

Learning is a Cycle!

  • It is Okey if it’s harder this time.
  • Approach, learn, iterate !

Upside down vs buttom up

  • Upside down learning gives you Experience
  • Button Up gives you Knowledge
  • You need both, but in different contexts.


School is life’s free trial

  • Fail as much as you can.
  • Learn to fail fast, and retry.

School is about people

  • Meet new people! Learn how to meet good ones!
  • You build your network in school!

Be yourself and more!

  • It is hard to be yourself at school
  • Don’t take things for granted!

Rebelion is good! Complaining is HELL!

You are your environment

  • Whoever you are, your environment has a big impact on you.
  • Influence ~ Change ~ define

STOP!! You can’t

  • Stop panicking! you’ll drown yourself!
  • It’s Okey not to try!
  • You should know when to stop!
  • Don’t get scared to take time off
  • Bik wLa Bla Bik Theory

Sprint vs Marathon

  • Two ways to go forward.
  • They require two types of different areas from the brain.

You are your actions

Your actions define who you are, your thoughts don’t!

Life is not just work

  • Social Life!
  • Exercise!
  • Travel!

Focus on yourself instead

This is the most Important thing to me!!