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Olivier Vojetta, a passionate ledger publishes his novel "La folie des frères" ans tells us about his international career

From passionate kedger to accomplished author: behind the scenes of his novel "La Folie des Frères"

🌍 A kedger with a passion for international business

After a preparatory course at the HEC business school in Nancy, I joined ESC Bordeaux, and became international manager of JE (AMS) during my first year, and president in my second. I studied in the EFI (Economics and International Finance) program. I'm passionate about international business and dream of going abroad. I did an internship in Belo Horizonte in Brazil in my first year, an exchange in Boston in my final year, and an internship in London (Société Générale) in my final year too.

🎓 The + of KEDGE in your career path

KEDGE set me on an international course thanks to its university agreements all over the world and also the flexibility of the curriculum. I did an exchange in Boston, which enabled me to continue improving my English and my knowledge of the field of corporate strategy, as I was at the Arthur D. Little School of Managment (ADL SOM), a school created by the famous consulting firm. The flexibility of the schooling and the academic calendar enabled me to do a 2nd year internship (6 months at Société Générale in Paris), a 3-month internship in London (end-of-study internship) and finish my studies in Boston, before moving to London to start work. Doing your final internship before your last semester may not be possible at all schools... I don't know!

📚 Tell us about your book "La folie des frères".

It's a story of madness through the eyes of two brothers. Each living their own parallel lives, they have no address in common. One brother's flight takes him to sunny Australia, the other to the dark, narrow cell of a 9-3 prison. For a long time, they lived these lives of flight, renunciation and aborted siblings. Neither their mother's threats nor their sister's pleas seem to change anything. When their mother dies, however, an entirely different story is about to begin. The announcement of her death, the funeral - these are moments that mark the end of childhood. They come together with bated breath, slightly apprehensive at the thought of crossing paths with ghosts from the past. Inevitably, remembering. And then opening doors they didn't even know existed. Inner doors that will soon take them on a hallucinatory journey to the heart of violence in the world around them. This journey takes the reader far, far away, to the very end of the long human corridor.

"Antoine doesn't remember arriving at the hospital. He simply woke up in a room that wasn't mine, in pyjamas he didn't remember putting on. The only thing he knows is that after he woke up, they put him in an isolation ward. He had to swap his clothes for a blue outfit with buttons up the back. For two hours, he waited for someone to deign to come and see him, to understand that he didn't belong here. Finally, the doctor on duty came into the room. He simply told him he needed to sleep. Then, seeing that Antoine wasn't responding, he said, "I could use some medicine. Wouldn't you?"

By looking back on that morning, but also on the life of Antoine and his family, his little brother, reflecting on childhood, life in the suburbs, the desire to succeed, religion or the effects of trauma, I wanted in turn to understand what happened on Saturday November 14, 2015, that is, the day after the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis. And in so doing, to sketch out a history of madness.

🚀 Your tips for kedgers

Focus on what you love to do rather than what you dream of being... that's the best way to get there... by being true to yourself and having fun along the journey, as they say here. Don't hesitate to take small (and sometimes infinitesimal) steps in the direction of what you love to do... what counts is movement and enthusiasm, and being the actor of your life, rather than undergoing it. After that, everything else follows, with more or less time, but in any case you're in the driver's seat... there's nothing more satisfying than that.


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