The Black Negotiator’s Blog

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 5 – Nia (Purpose). Geraldine Moodley

Today, my special guest is Geraldine Moodley. She lives in Amsterdam and was born in South Africa. She is and International Adviser & Trainer. She is one of the most knowledgeable person i know on the topic of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Listen to her sharp point of views on “Purpose”, Race, Negotiation and much more.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 4 – Ujamaa (Cooperative economics). Tony Webb

Today, my special guest is Tony Webb. He lives in London and comes from Jamaica . He is the founder of Brandeavour. He is a powerhouse of ideas and stays authentic in everything he does. My favorite quote from Tony is “I wake up in the morning and decide what I want to do”. Listen to his point of views on “Cooperative economics”, Race, Negotiation and much more.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 3 – Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility). Kemo Camara

Today, my special guest is Kemo Camara, from Guinea. He lives in Amsterdam with his family. He is the founder of Omek. Founded in 2019, Omek is designed to make connections and collaboration simple for the African diaspora professional and their allies. Listen to his point of views on Collective Work and Responsibility, Race, Negotiation and much more.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 2 – Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). Andrew Monu

Today, my special guest is Andrew Monu, from Nigeria. He lives in London with his 2 kids and his lovely wife. He is a powerhouse. Driven in his personal and professional life. A passionate advocate for Diversity Equity & Inclusion. Listen to his point of views on Self-Determination, Race, Negotiation and much more.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Day 1 – Umoja (Unity). Linh Vu

Today, my special guest is Linh Vu. She lives in Paris and spends time in Vietnam, where her business also has an office. She is a confident negotiator, with a high level of self awareness. Listen to her point of views on Unity, Race, Negotiation and much more.

WTF – Agree to Disagree!

In a more and more polarised world, I am thinking What The Fu*k! and almost more importantly, Why the Fu*k! Is it too much to ask people to share points of view, seek first to understand, challenge yourself, sleep on it, make your opinion, and repeat?

Chapter 8. My First (Lucky) Break

Luckily while talking to my friend, it comes up that her mom works in HR at a prestigious company in Paris. So I give her my CV, and luckily I get that internship. Fast forward to my first day. I show up to the regional HQ of that company—an impressive old building in the heart of Paris. This is my first day; I am super nervous. I ring the bell, the door opens. I introduce myself to the receptionist, “Hi, I am Claude. Today is the first day of my internship”. She asks me a few questions like “who are you meeting with” etc… but I can not answer. I have never met the person I am supposed to intern with. There was no interview. She makes a few phone calls. Minutes are passing. Clearly, something is wrong

Chapter 7. Finding Love

My challenge: Making the most of balling in London
My choice: Keep on balling forever, or commit to one woman
Vulnerability side of the story: True love is scary. How to know a feeling that happens once in life if lucky