Jacques Dufort

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Jul 21 2012

It’s my birthday… so what?

It’s my birthday today, but so what? Not that I would get offended if you wished me “Happy Birthday”, but I’m left feeling slightly indifferent about it because I don’t really understand what there is to celebrate. What is a birthday other than a highlight of the fact that we’ve accumulated one more year of …

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Jun 09 2012

The three A’s of a good reputation

“Like a house of cards, a good reputation is built on a solid foundation. It is difficult to build and it can crumble at the slightest false move. “ Jacques Dufort As mentioned in a previous article entitled: I am “The philosopher pilot” I intend from now on, whenever appropriate, to present my articles under the banner: ” The philosopher pilot in pursuit of… :”. So …

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Jun 02 2012

I always think I’m right…don’t you?

Following the many discussions I’ve had with my wife over the years, where just like any other good couple we exasperated in trying to prove to one another that we were right once again, I actually began to wonder. I wondered how it was possible for her to claim to be right when I knew …

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May 19 2012

Eulogy for my mother

My mother passed away on November 7th, at the age of 81 as she succumbed to Parkinson’s disease. Besides me, her son, she is survived by her daughter France, our respective spouses Élaine and Michel and my two children, Katherine and Alexandre. This was the main reason for my absence from the blog over the …

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May 19 2012

I am “The philosopher pilot”

The philosopher pilot… Do I really have the right to label myself as such? Note that I am using the noun “philosopher” in its broadest sense, while I attempt to adjectively characterize myself as someone who is “philosophical” by nature. Hence, I do not claim to have studied philosophy per say, nor to be a …

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Jan 15 2012

Commented reading : Tribes – Part 3 of 3

“Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” by Seth Godin ISBN: 9781591842330 (Click on the image to get your copy) Tribes and leadership: The element of fear alone is so powerful, that it can prevent us from taking charge of a situation, group or even of our own destiny. The fear of being criticized, the …

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Jan 05 2012

Commented reading : Tribes – Part 2 of 3

“Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” by Seth Godin ISBN: 9781591842330 (Click on the image to get your copy) Tribes and Yourself: If you are already a member of a tribe, either at work or through your hobbies, do not remain silent, instead get involved. Your opinion counts. Cease to feel intimidated if that …

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Dec 26 2011

Commented reading : Tribes – Part 1 of 3

“Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” by Seth Godin ISBN: 9781591842330 (Click on the image to get your copy) After having promised at the launch of my blog that my first article would focus on the book that inspired me to create it, here I am, finally able to deliver, albeit with a slight …

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