Since this is a new newsletter and a new podcast I thought I should introduce myself briefly.

I live in San Francisco, California since 2007. I learned from the incredible technology entrepreneurs at the heart of Silicon Valley and also spent time on my two passions, kite-surfing and paragliding which are both easy to practice 20 minutes away from my home.

I was born on July 14, 1972 (yep Cancer) in the South of France, a small city called Perpignan an hour and a half drive from Barcelona in Spain, on the Mediterranean coast.

Continued on my new newsletter, with a podcast:

La France me manque!

« Qui serait, selon vous, la pire tête à claque du milieu de la tech?

D.G. : On a un peu nos têtes de Turc. Il y a Loïc Le Meur, un vieux de la vieille, il a fondé Le Web, il a participé à la campagne de Sarkozy…

L.B. : Tête à claques, je ne sais pas, mais caricature oui. Un Français qui vit dans la Silicon Valley, qui parle en franglais, qui fait du kitesurf, qui médite, qui a quitté les réseaux sociaux et s’est mis en scène sur les réseaux sociaux en train de quitter les réseaux sociaux –la totale.”

Greetings from Innsbruck, Austria, where I’m about to MC a great private corporate event focused on the brain (human and machines) for NTT Data. I took my paragliding wing with me and flew yesterday. Stunning scenery.

“I could die in ten years. That’s why I am doing all the crazy…

Larry Harvey at LeWeb London 2013

I had the honor of interviewing Larry at LeWeb. I have been to 5 Burning Man festivals and it changed how I see the world in many ways.

Radical self expression (show up as you wish and do pretty much what you want), no advertising and commercial activity, gift economy with no cash, permanent collaboration and openness, leave no trace are some of the values.

Larry showed me another way to see the world. An Utopia that is in many ways better than the world we live in.

It helped me being myself and more present without the constant wonder of what others think.

This year’s temple burn will be especially sad and special. A reminder that nothing and no one is eternal, at least on this incarnation.

Loic Le Meur

Entrepreneur, pilot, kite-surfer and paraglider. Subscribe to my new newsletter

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