I live in Bastille area of Paris with my wife and our dog.
I am a food person. I also like Paolo Sorrentino, Luca Guadagnino, Richard Avedon, Frank Gehry, Daniel Arsham, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henrik Purienne, and Mikael Jansson.
It is highly unlikely to receive a message not containing a typo from me.
As an intellectual, I have a natural tendency to tolerate chaos and even sometimes sympathize with it. There is not much I can do about it.
I consider stupidity to be a form of evil.
I worry, greatly, that our global information space, despite rapid growth of new and efficient communication tools, is becoming more and more dysfunctional. I am not sure that it is due to the lesser quality of users that now overwhelm the internet. I rather think, the insufficiency of our engineering is the key.
I find that professionalism - the simple courtesy of replying to e-mails, coming to meetings prepared and on time, and being nice - is too scarce in modern interactions.
When I was 3 years old, in preschool, I was tasked with making a drawing of a house, a tree and the Sun by the end of the day. While the other (older) kids knew how to draw, I could only make indistinct forms. So, by lunchtime I identified, for each object, the kid who was the best at drawing it. At lunch, I traded parts of my lunch with them in exchange for them drawing for me. I handed the winning drawing. The teacher was furious. More than 30 years later, I am still having the same kind of fun.
Jean-Marc Joblot said to me "On fait ce qu'on aime. C'est comme ça qu'on est libre."
Adopted dogs are cuter than the ones you can buy.
Gifts have high likelihood of being successful when bought from Michel Cluizel, Alain Ducasse Chocolat or Charvet.