Hey, I'm Gregoire!
I enjoy continuous learning, tech, run, being creative, and work with awesome people. So I build companies.

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From idea to profitable in just a few hours

This week has been an incredible ride. Inspired by Nathan Barry and his 24h project, I decided to launch a tiny product last Sunday. Several of you folks have asked me to write a post about the genesis and the journey of Non-app Calendar. Here is my attempt at answering the questions you might have. In this blog post, you'll read: Where the idea for Non-app Calendar came from How I built it and put it up for sale How I spread the word about it Some of the collateral benefits What's next for Non-app Calendar. And, at the end of this long post.. a gift: Non-app Review (Non-app Calendar's little bro) for free! Let's go! The genesis of Non-app...

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Thoughts on nurturing your blog post ideas

Now that I've been writing for some months, I've started to notice a few things that foster inspiration and facilitate the work. But I've also spotted things that produce the total opposite effect on me. Today, I want to tell you about some of these pitfalls. Picking a wrong way to store the idea Have you ever had a great idea for an article but never managed to write the matching post? That happens to me frequently. I have this great idea while I'm running, driving or working. I pick up my phone as soon as I can, and add it to my list of blog post topics so I won't forget. Until recently, I never had a second thought...

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The hidden benefits of giving advices

This post is a follow-up to "Express your uniqueness" There's a little principle I found not long ago. I call it the hidden benefits of giving advices. Last December, I was on a train back from Paris and decided to use this four-hour trip to work on a couple of blog post drafts. A few weeks before, I had a workshop with an entrepreneur in Sweden. We meet from time to time to exchange ideas about her strategy and business. With the end of the year fast approaching, we came to discuss the best practices on how to review the past year, and draw goals and expectations for the coming one. That's an important exercise I like to do, but...

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Express your uniqueness.

I love helping people build solutions for their problems. That's one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. It can be just in a few minutes on an online chat, on a Skype talk, or face to face. One shot or regular meetings over time. Or through EntrepreneurLoop. I'm lucky enough to have people asking for my take when they're struggling and, most of the time, I feel comfortable enough to give them that. But, this hasn't always been the case. I remember the first times I realized I was actually giving advice and not just having a conversation. I remember how I didn't fell legit at all. I remember thinking I was nobody to counsel. After...

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Entrepreneurship and the emotional fluctuations

I've been meaning to write about the roller coaster for a very long time. Obviously not the attraction at some amusement parks. The roller coaster is a metaphor used by some entrepreneurs to describe their journey of business creation. As you might guess, it represents the emotional fluctuations you are subjected to when trying to make a business succeed. A very steep slope to climb, a short time at the top, then a fast swoop, shorter (in time) than it took you to reach the previous peak. Repeat this sequence several times and it'll give you an idea of what entrepreneurship is, emotion-wise. It's tough. But, moments spent at the top make the whole ride worth it. There, you feel...

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