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Florian Jouanel
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Our 5 Favorite Articles Of The Month! – August 2015 
Keeping knowledge workers motivated requires unique methods of job design, and there are a number of important steps HR can take to improve job design with a
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Some might call it laziness, but what French people are really doing by vacationing for the entirety of August is avoiding the tipping point of overwork. Just as the city transforms overnight, so do French work habits—and this vacation time pays dividends. That’s because, even though the amount of time you work tends to match how productive you are as if on a sliding scale, length of work and quality of work at a certain point become inversely related. At some point, in other words, the more you work, the less productive you become.

http://www.businessinsider.com/working-less-makes-you-more-productive-2014-8
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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-smallest-language-has-only-100-words-and-you-can-say-almost-anything-2015-7?IR=T_In contrast to the hundreds or thousands of study hours required to attain fluency in other languages, a general consensus among Toki Pona speakers is that it takes about 30 hours to master. That ease of acquisition, many of them believe, makes it an ideal international auxiliary language—the realization of an ancient dream to return humanity to a pre-Babel unity. Toki Pona serves that function already for hundreds of enthusiasts connected via online communities in countries as diverse as Japan, Belgium, New Zealand, and Argentina._
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From the wheel to the steam engine, from the car to ‘New Horizons’ — an inter-planetary space probe capable of transmitting high-resolution images of Pluto and its moons — from the abacus to exascale super-computers, we have come a long way in our tryst with technology. Innovations are driving rapid changes in technology today and we are living in a world of perpetual technological change.

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/are-we-heading-towards-a-jobless-future/?utm_content=buffer9ae4f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Well this is interesting...

Studies show that in a normal 8-hour shift, employees only get three hours of real work done. So why has the 8-hour workday survived the hands of time? David Cain, the brain behind raptitude.com, suggests that such a workplace culture exists to perpetuate a “culture of unnecessaries.”

http://www.theplaidzebra.com/so-apparently-the-40-hour-work-week-isnt-just-soul-eating-its-literally-bad-for-business/
Turns out the 8 hour work day isn't just hurting worker happiness, it's strangling productivity.
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Eglish is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/3/8053521/25-maps-that-explain-english
From Beowulf to Wikipedia, here's how English grew, spread, and changed.
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"Con dos huevos cojones" es más rotundo.
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Once you’re focused on productivity and are aware of the importance of your work, you can better address your colleagues’ struggles and setbacks, and know how to respond thoughtfully. In any dilemma, that is the key aspect of a socially intelligent leader.

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/how-to-become-a-socially-intelligent-leader/?utm_content=buffere73f5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Smart companies hire talents from diverse cultures

http://one-europe.info/smart-companies-hire-talents-from-diverse-cultures

In her latest article for OneEurope, Olivia Strzelczyk details the many benefits companies gain when embracing diversity and hiring #expats.

From increased innovation, to more productivity, and from developing a better reputation, to increasing profitability, the benefits are many indeed:

"#Companies greatly benefit from hiring talent from abroad because they often bring new ways of thinking, new attitudes, new practices and new solutions to problems."

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http://one-europe.info/smart-companies-hire-talents-from-diverse-cultures

#Diversity #EuropeanUnion #UnitedInDiversity #Entrepreneurship #Workforce #Business #Economy #Communication #Europe
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Awesome! 

A trial in England is hoping to significantly boost the range of electric cars by introducing roads that can charge the vehicles as they drive along them.

Having this across Europe would be great... and we wouldn´t be depending on oil anymore...  This, the German Maglev trains, and the glow in the dark bicycle road from the Netherlands. 

Please +European Union install all of this ASAP.... ;) 

http://mashable.com/2015/08/17/electric-car-charging-uk/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-tech-link
Highways England are embarking on a trial to see if electric charging technology can be installed underneath roads across the country.
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How human language began has been a question pestering researchers for centuries. One of the biggest issues with this topic is that empirical evidence is still lacking despite our great advances in technology. This lack of concrete evidence even once led to the prohibition of any future debates regarding the origins of communication by the Linguistic Society of Paris. Despite the obstacles, a number of researchers including psychologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and linguists continue on studying the topic. The results of the numerous studies on early communication can be divided into two major categories of communication: vocalizations and gestures. Here the focus is on vocalization.

http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-science/origins-human-language-one-hardest-problems-science-003610
How human language began has been a question pestering researchers for centuries. One of the biggest issues with this topic is that empirical evidence is still lacking despite our great advances in technology. This lack of concrete evidence even once led
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Purpose, Processes and People: Reflections on the Essence of Change Management
The three basic and essential principles of change management: purpose, processes and people.
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  • University of Applied Science Avans Hoge School
    IBL (International Business & Languages), 2008 - 2013
    IBL focuses on international trade and covers topics such as international finance, purchase management, marketing and business ethics. Basically IBL covers a complete set of skills for international business and management. To ensure that a high linguistic level is achieved, every IBL student travels abroad for one semester in the second year to follow a study programme abroad, and one semester in the third year to carry out a work placement abroad; therefore at least two compulsory semesters abroad during the entire study programme.
  • University of Bucharest
    Business Economics & Foreign Languages, 2010 - 2011
    The Bucharest University of Economic Studies is and wishes to remain the most prestigious institution of higher economic and public administration education in Romania and to rank amongst the top universities in Europe, as regards the content and modernity of the teaching and learning process, the dynamism of innovation, the implication in strategic partnerships with representatives of the national and international economic and social environment.
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Global / Culture, HRMS, Technology, Psychology
Introduction

 My main interests in no particular order.


  • Eating & Drinking

    - Not liking the fact that we can not do this endlessly....

  • Psychology & Philosophy

  • Religion & Spirituality

  • Cultures & Languages

    These 6 subjects make you understand yourself and others. Interesting and essential.


  • People!!!

    - of all kinds and forms, and each and every belief. 

Bragging rights
VLM certificate, finished semester at the University of Bucharest (Romania) Cum Laude
Work
Occupation
Developing global business for Meta4. A company providing HR technology for multinational companies in the form of a cloud solution / SaaS.
Skills
International Business, Leadership, Sales, Culture, Human Resources, Flexibility, Global Business development, SaaS, Market Research, Social Media Marketing, Sales, Android, Pre-sales, Intercultural Relationsn, Organizational development, Marketing, Google Technologies, SEO, CSS, HTML 5, Microsoft Technologies, WebKit. Fluent in: English, French, Dutch, and soon Spanish
Employment
  • META4
    Global Pre Sales Technical Consultant, 2012 - present
  • META4
    International Business Development Area of META4, collaborating in presales tasks. META4 is a Human Resource Software Developping Company http://www.meta4.com/, 2012 - 2012
  • Internet advantage
    Internship, 2011
    SEO
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Currently
Madrid
Previously
Pessac - 's-Hertogenbosch - Bucharest