Is lack of belonging the #1 reason of female intellectual migration?

« Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. » – Albert Camus. When I seriously considered leaving Tunisia, I was deeply convinced that I would never be respected enough, understood enough, and intellectually stimulated or desired. By ‘enough’ I mean as much as for men there. And of course, I was physically…

A Letter to my Dad… Happy Birthday!

« A grateful mind is a powerful mind. » – Nico & Vinz My dad’s birthday today – or may I say yesterday, in Tunisia timezone. What does he feel daddy? Is he happy today? Does age scare him?… It does scare me. I called mom earlier and she said he doesn’t want any celebration. Then…

Pen and paper can make you find your way

Are you struggling with a painful issue in your life? Feeling overwhelmed by numerous questions? Or just feeling stuck in your current career? I know this could seem crazy, but… what if your answers lie in pen and paper? Difficult to believe, right? Well, this is my story…  4 years ago, stuck in my engineering…

The stupid obsession with conformism

Is there anything more stupid than trying to conform to those around us when we are all born different? Even more stupid is to observe the emptiness of every individual taken from their surroundings, their boredom, their deep depression alone, their immaturity and their failure to fulfill themselves within the conformity they imposed on themselves……

More than 1 employee out of 3 is dissatisfied with their workplace, France persists

« What gets measured gets managed. » — Peter Drucker It is difficult to ignore the extent of work dissatisfaction in France. Having experienced it myself, I could not help but investigate in order to understand this phenomenon, and to measure its extent abroad. A recent report by Steelcase, the office furniture maker, entitled « Engagement and…

How a social media skeptic dips into blogging

I have to admit: I don’t like to be part of the folly daily-life-sharing over social networks, nor being notified of the activity of each Facebook “friend”. And although I made the effort to filter the publications coming on my Facebook “wall”, and to define different categories of friend… some useless notifications and undesirable practices…