The Black Negotiator’s Blog

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.