Will your first name make you a champion? 🏆

It might already be too late…

Is there something about business schools that attracts high-level athletes?
Is it the opposite?

After Clarisse Crémer (H.13) ended up among the finishers (and the first woman) of the latest Vendée Globe edition, Clarisse Agbégnénou, another HEC alumna, just won a couple of days ago one of the first gold medals for France at the Tokyo Olympics.


That sounds like great examples of how skills that help you reach the top of one field transfer to the next.

One of the most solid predictors of success is conscientiousness, and I would be surprised if the correlation was not disproportionally greater the more competitive the environment is.


The good piece of news is that, beyond natural traits, you can train it.
So even if you are not planning on joining the next Olympics team, blood, sweat, and tears are a good way to build resilience and discipline.


In any case, if you are currently studying at HEC Paris and your name is Clarisse, don’t start applying for a job in investment banking or strategy consulting.

Go to the gym and bring us the next shiny.



A last look to the past ⌛


Explore our Summer Best-of! ⏪

Let us re-share with you some of the most interesting webinar replays of the past few months:


Explore the under-used strategy of developing partnerships to boost your growth!

Check out our discussion with Caroline from Reachmaker:


How do you go from prototype to industrialisation of a hardware product?

Listen to Matthieu from R-Pur tell the genesis of their company:


What you could have missed on LinkedIn 📰


Looking toward our future 🔮


Avoid deadly mistakes in your entrepreneurial journey 💀

Frédéric Iselin is one of our best mentors at the Incubateur, as well as being a recognized professor at HEC Paris.

Take the time to re-read his advice for budding (or not) entrepreneurs.


Place your bets on the ugly ducklings 🥕

We all vote with our wallets, even more so on matters related to food.

So when you buy perfect-looking produce, you have to wonder what happens to the ugly ones.

Find the answer with Hors Normes.


What about your future? 🎯


Find your dream job! 💼

Summer is the best time to get ready for your new job in September:

Naker is looking for a content manager.

OneFlash is looking for a business developer, and for a customer success manager.

Kazidomi is looking for a SEO / content specialist, and for a CRM expert.

Hors Normes is recruiting for a bunch of positions.

Auxilia is looking for a senior full-stack dev and a back end software engineer.

Bunji is looking for a full-stack dev, and a customer success intern.

R-Pur is looking for an assistant stylist.

Petit Côté is looking for a business developer.

WeCo is looking for a business & marketing apprentice.

Vivre chez moi is recruiting a CEO right hand.

Traace is looking for a marketing & communication intern, and for a project manager.

Ovrsea is hiring. A lot…


You can find all those offers and more on our Job Board!


Fill your calendar 🗓️

It’s time to take some rest, you workaholic!


Before you leave us, here is your reading list for the weekend 📚

Listen to our expert Rémi Rivas talk about Design Sprints that go off the beaten track.

Interested in doing a crowdfunding campaign? Get the best tips from Kreme.

Wondering how you can measure the carbon footprint of an investment? Goodvest shares its method.

Instead of creating a company, what are the options when you are acquiring one? Get the answer with Alexandre James from Woog & Associés.

Get a look at Grasp mid-year review (and explore their product while you are at it).


Nostalgia Zone


🔗 Top clicked links of our last newsletter

  1. Explore our mid-year review.

  2. Discover our Summer 2021 batch.

  3. How to get started with hiring apprentices.

  4. Check out Cedric O and FrenchTech Tremplin.

  5. How to comply with the GDPR.

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