The Black Negotiator’s Blog

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

Chapter 4: Ignoring People Advice

I was the first person in my family to go to business school. Still, almost 20 years after graduating, I am the only one to have been to business school. Do you. think it is because of skills? Nope!

Chapter 3. Experiencing Excellence

I am 16. I am in Paris with my crew. It is a hot summer. I am sweating. Not because of the temperature but because of the adrenaline going through my veins.

Chapter 2. Leaving my Hood

I was lucky in my life. I am very grateful for it. One of my most significant luck was to travel outside of France at a very young age. It showed my that I could matter.