Top 10 Quotes by Mark McCormack

Mark McCormack

If Thomas Edison had gone to business school, we would all be reading by larger candles.

Mark McCormack
There's bound to be one crash a race. I've been in races where there hasn't been a crash. It's not a given, but it's not a shock.
Mark McCormack

We took it early with seven to go. I tried my best to stay out of the wind until the end.

Mark McCormack
Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction.
Mark McCormack

The course takes its toll. These climbs are the hardest. They're not very long, but there aren't any other races I do where my forearms are cramping and my fingers are locking on me by the end. We're using muscles in our bodies that we normally only use when we're doing a field sprint.

Mark McCormack
Fear of failure is at least as common as the desire for success. In fact, if harnessed properly, it can be the energy that drives the wheel.
Mark McCormack

I actually felt like I was the best runner today, ... But I had to work twice as hard as these mountain bikers, Ryan, Barry and Geoff, on the descents.

Mark McCormack
Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
Mark McCormack

I look for times when I'm producing zero watts. Now I pedal on long descents or in tailwinds. I can do the same training ride in three-and-a-half hours that took me four without a power meter.

Mark McCormack
If new ideas are the lifeblood of any thriving organisation-and, trust me, they are-managers must learn to revere, not merely tolerate, the people who come up with those ideas.