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



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A visual way to brainstorm your ideas


As app makers, entrepreneurs, ux specialists, freelancers and designers, we have a lot of ideas and projects to work on. There are the ones we share with our partners or clients, and the ones we keep to ourselves because they aren't ready yet. If you recognized yourself in the lines above, you're probably like me and write down your ideas as they appear during the day. You probably carry around a notebook and also use any kind of paper you might find from the back of an envelope, to a post-it note. Maybe you also use your phone and your computer. What is the next step after you have an idea? I usually feel like there's a bridge missing between...

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6 techniques & rules that helped me successfully launch Non-app Calendar


In a previous post, I listed seven mistakes I made while launching my side project: Non-app Calendar. This post got some great feedback from our community, so I decided to write this follow-up post to give you six techniques I used that helped make Non-app Calendar a success. 1) I asked for feedback while building the product. In order to build and launch my side project in just a few hours, I needed to be able to execute my vision without engaging too much with potential customers. Although, to prevent product blindness (when you're just so focused on building something that you don't see the big flaws), I continuously shared my progress with a trusted group of entrepreneur friends. Sharing...

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7 mistakes I made while launching Non-app Calendar


Just a few weeks ago, I launched Non-app Calendar, a tiny analog product aimed at helping us turn our big goals into manageable actions. Those of you who've been following me on this blog, knows that besides one or two small past experiments, I'm more used to the b2b kind of business. Publicly launching Non-app Calendar was a great way to learn fast. I even wrote a long essay about it. And while I considered this launch a success, I've made a lot of mistakes along the way. In this post, I'm going to list seven of them. 1) I underestimated the time. Developers, entrepreneurs and professionals in general: you know how common, yet inevitable, this problem is. And it...

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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. Let's go! The genesis of Non-app Calendar I started working on the process behind Non-app Calendar about three years ago. I had just started...

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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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