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Win America Campaign November 25, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Jobs.
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There are a lot of discussions in my country about tax exemptions that some big corporations can have, in order to maintain jobs in France for Total, L’Oreal and whatever else. Even though the proportion of employees living abroad might be significant in some cases, whatever.

In the US, this is the story: this Win America lobby, with Tech titans like Google, Cisco, Apple, Oracle wants a tax break (From 35% to 5.25%) on foreign profits they return (“repatriate”) and create millions of jobs.

“We have the choice: bring the money home”.

French Government: bad defense. US Corporations: probably a good attack. This makes all the difference between the 2 countries. Jobs in those companies are mostly “at home” . Where are they in France? Nuclear industry probably?!

As we use to say in France, “la meilleure défense, c’est l’attaque”. I think you got it. Crisis is a fight.

France vs United States January 13, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in More about me.
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There is an Ocean between Europe and America. So there is between France and the United States.
I’ve been working hard to make this bridge between the two a reality and facilitate business for entrepreneurs and startups. United States made my live very easier recently, and I’ll be pleased to announce shortly some news that will make me more in position to making life easier for them… from both side.

Whatever, I have a lot of fun to notice major differences between uses and tradition from both countries. And well, sometimes not.

John gave us a first example on this crazy movie with McDonald’s burgers. Let’s see which others do exist… Do you know some?!

As examples… In France, we put the French flags on public buildings. Here, American flags are proudly facing the wind on private ones.

Another example: regarding wines, the only thing that matter for American people is the grape… Cabernet, Sauvignon, Pinot blablabla. French mostly care about the winery, or what we call the “appelation”.

Some other differences:

In the US, it’s not a problem to be rich, and you can show it… in France?

In the US, you can fail, it’s part of the business. In France?

In the US, you experience, even after you’re 50 or more, is a great asset. In France?

I’ll keep you posted on some more soon.

Open America, Empty America January 26, 2010

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Culture.
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The US is an open country and I thank God for that every day. But surprisingly it seems there are so many empty rooms and spaces, where the echo never brings you anything back.

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