THE BEST IS YET TO COME2

RETIRING SOON IN FRANCE…BUT NO PROBLEM TO MAKE THE TRANSITION !

 

MANY OF US BORN IN THE 50′S DREAM OF RETIRING SOON…

BORN IN PARIS IN 1953, I STARTED OUT AS A REAL – ESTATE DEVELOPER AND AS A CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKER IN TOP NOTCH  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS PARIBAS, CITIBANK, MERRILL LYNCH, NBK.

THIS WAS  JUST AFTER STUDYING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND POLITICAL SCIENCES BOTH IN PARIS AND NEW YORK.

 

ALSO, FOR 40 YEARS, GLOBE TROTTER, I BROUGHT BACK FROM MY BUSINESS TRIPS, REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES IN MY GRADUATE AND MBA STUDENT CLASSES.

TODAY, MOST OF FUTURE RETIREES IN PARIS ARE LOOKING FOR A SUNNIER RELAXED SPOT.

BUT FOR SOME OTHERS LIKE ME,  THE THOUGHT OF DEPARTING A REASONABLY DEPRESSED FINANCIAL CENTER FOR A MORE VIBRANT AND REWARDING BUSINESS DESTINATION IS A WELCOME LIGHT AT THE END OF A VERY DEMANDING WORKING LIFE…

I AM NOW APPROACHING THE  LEGAL AGE OF RETIREMENT IN FRANCE THEN I AM ON THE VERGE OF ENTERING A NEW CHAPTER OF LIFE FULL OF EXCITING  AND BRAND NEW BUSINESS CHALLENGES.

 

 

SO, AFTER TAKING A FEW WEEKS IN SOME EXOTIC PLACE JUST TO REFUEL MY SOUL IN JANUARY 2015, HERE’S MY ROAD MAP FOR THE UPCOMING YEARS  :

  1. ENJOY MY TWO GRANDSONS : SANDRO – HARRISON AND MILAN-ELIOTT, BOTH CURRENTLY LEAVING IN BUENOS AIRES – ARGENTINA -
  2. DEVELOP WWW.CONVERSATIONPRIVEE.COM / WWW.OFF-THE-RECORDMESSAGING.COM TO MAKE IT A MAJOR INDEPENDENT BLOG/THINK – TANK FOCUSING ON  INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, BUSINESS/ FINANCE, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, CORPORATE LIFE, EXECUTIVE EDUCATION, TRENDS AND LIFESTYLE.
  3.  LAUNCH AND DEVELOP A  NEW CONCEPT OF REAL-WORLD EXECUTIVE EDUCATION SCHOOL FOCUSING ON  READY CRASH COURSES THAT  WILL BE TAUGHT IN THREE LANGUAGES AND MOSTLY LOCATED IN GENEVA AND MONACO IN ORDER TO TAKE SENIOR MANAGERS SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND  PROVIDE BOARD MEMBERS THE DESK – READY SKILLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.
  4. LAUNCH AND DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT FUND  BASED ON A VERY INNOVATIVE APPROACH THAT WILL BE MOSTLY  FOCUSING  ON INFRASTRUCTURE / ENERGY PROJECTS AS WELL AS  ON QUALITY BRANDS IN THE LUXURY GOODS &  MEDIA INDUSTRIES.

THINK ALL THIS SHOULD KEEP ME BUSY ENOUGH ?

JUST STAY TUNED !

PHIL