Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hotel Paradise Paris - connected, calm + casual

Fast, free WiFi then location are my hotel booking priorities. 

The Hotel Paradise Paris summer offer - a great rate including breakfast - made my hotel choice easy. The hotel is a little gem just down the street from the eclectic Chateau d'Eau area... offbeat neighborhood with lots spirited folks going from cafes to bars to restos.

What I especially liked:

  • WiFi fast, free - with easy access; no complicated codes
  • Chateau d'Eau - non-touristy; many cafes with free wifi
  • Hotel guestroom was design style with thoughtful touches - water, 'green' bathroom amenities
  • Each staff member was smiling, genuinely friendly + nicely polite
Hotel Room - Light, airy with a pleasant surprise A/C

Lots of funky spots to choose from 5 minute walk from the hotel.
Hotel Paradise Paris uses their social media to share playlists ... clearly this hotelier is 'connected' + understand how to create a cool vibe.

A nice discovery - all around.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Writing a Business Plan

Are you an entrepreneur?

Many potential start-up businesses are daunted by the prospect of writing a business plan. But it is not a difficult process - and a good business plan focuses the mind as well as helping to secure finance and support.

The business plan will clarify your business idea and define your long-term objectives. It provides a blueprint for running the business and a series of benchmarks to check your progress against. It is also vital for convincing your bank - and possibly key customers and suppliers - to support you.

How should I structure my business plan?

Original source: The Start Up Donut

Monday, August 24, 2015

#Uberisation of Digital Economy Infographic by +Creads

+Creads , a Paris based Design Tribe, published this simply excellent infographic - the Uberisation of the Digital Economy.

Visual is the new verbal for instant understanding of complex concepts - this does the trick!!

Creads Blog (in French) is also excellent.  Full of stimulating ideas + images.

Friday, August 21, 2015

#Oneglobe WiFi Work @Merci-merci Paris

Our weekly WiFi Work session was at Merci-Merci's Used Bookstore Cafe - a great pick.


  • Word search - Thank you Montse
    • Trying to invent a phrase or term to describe the collection of disparate tech/behaviors that align to become a predictive indicator of future digital behaviors/usage.
    • WORD MAP
      • momentum
      • changing behaviors 
      • changing expectations
      • connecting dots
      • world 
      • generations
      • future 
      • trends
      • whole
      • combination
      • vortex 
      • connect
      • movement
      • next 
      • visual is the new verbal 
      • prediction 

      • "Changing time changing thoughts changing future"

  • Innovative Idea - Instazine - Instgram Magazine

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Le General Hotel Paris Celebrates Opening Anniversary

+Le General Hotel Paris opened its doors in August (a few moons ago) and has been welcoming guests with colorful, casual style ever since.

Setting the pace for contemporary hospitality services, the hotel pioneered:

  • Lobby check in - a personal touch - no need for traditional Front Desk
  • Fast, free WiFi - everywhere
  • Unexpected whimsical touches - check out the duck in your bathtub!
  • Stylish, comfortable design
So Bravo to Le General Hotel Team!!  
Happy Anniversary - keep the LGH spirit going!!

Full disclosure - Le General Hotel Paris is a long time client of OneglobeNetwork - it is a pleasure to work with LGH Groupe's talented team.

Monday, August 10, 2015

International Entrepreneurs: Paris Welcomes Your Startup

Some clichés just won't die. +Heather Stimmler-Hall enlightens us!

Do you still think Paris is bad for entrepreneurs and small businesses? That there are no prospering startups or angel investors looking for projects to support? That the young Parisians with big ideas have all left town because of crippling taxes and paperwork? That the French government doesn't promote innovation?
If you still believe these clichés, you haven't been paying attention (or you've only been reading the click-bait "doom and gloom" news sites). Check out this video about why entrepreneurs are now choosing Paris for their startups:

View original post in Secrets of Paris.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#Diigo: Research, Share and Collaborate

What do you do when you find useful websites, information, images or just a text?
Now, important information can be saved, easily shared and added to a group for collaboration work!

Diigo is a multi-tool for personal knowledge management dramatically improve your workflow and productivity easy and intuitive, yet versatile and powerful

How can you use Diigo?

  • Read more effectively with annotation tools
  • Build your personal library in the cloud
  • Say goodbye to broken links and lost treasures
  • Provide feedback and catch attention with annotation or screenshots
  • Organize your information as little or as much as you want
  • Share information as much or as little as you want
  • Enable better collaboration on information for any group
Example: From the following website you can select a paragraoh (pink) and images.
In your Diigo profile you will get this:

A very useful tool for researchers, students or... everybody!

Give this tool a try!