Short-term can be terminal.
It was loud, and it looked extremely bad.
It's always a tricky race to call with the tactics, ... This race has been different every year. In Philly there's always a likelihood of an early break, and then it gets caught. It's pretty typical. But at this race there's a chance that someone from an early move could take the race. That always m
All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.
You don't have to reinvent the wheel, just attach it to a new wagon.
Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I'd toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four and Five as pure fantasy Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.
I made a note to myself not to let that happen again this time. This is not a good course to let someone open up a small gap, so I made sure I was always sitting second wheel. Stay with whoever was attacking, and be ready to close down a gap if need be. I didn't care if that meant the whole group st
Talk less-you will automatically learn more, hear more, see more-and make fewer blunders.
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.
Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction.
Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
At the end Kirk Albers (Jelly Belly-Pool Gel) put in a huge effort that helped bring it back.
People don't plan to fail. They fail to plan.
The mental game of business is understanding this Paradox: the better you think you are doing, the greater should be your cause for concern: the more self-satisfied you are with your accomplishments, your past achievements, your 'right moves', the less you should be.
In our business, the windows of opportunity open and close with dazzling rapidity...I constantly have to remind people to seize the moment.
Round numbers beg to be negotiated, usually by counteroffer round numbers. Odd numbers sound harder, firmer, less negotiable.
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.
Everyone was riding fast today. There were a lot of attacks, but no one managed to break away until those four riders. But that was (60 miles) into the race. It was a very nervous race, but also safe.
If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success.
Concentrate on each task, whether trivial or crucial, as if it's the only thing that matters.
I am convinced that most companies don't maximize their barter possibilities. Instead of aggressively reducing costs by trading their services with those of their suppliers, they seem content to pay top dollar for everything.
To me, Arnold was a pioneer in the spirit of Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin, while Tiger is a pioneer in the spirit of Bill Gates.
People retire to do what I do every day.
If Thomas Edison had gone to business school, we would all be reading by larger candles.
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.
[Prevent slacking.] 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.
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.
Tim made a nice attack on the run up, held a heavy pace, and kept it at the top, ... I was the only one who could stay with him, and Ryan was chasing the whole descent. He didn't catch us until the barriers coming into the start/finish. I was on Tim and I knew he wasn't going to have much of a sprin
Every discussion in a meeting has a diminishing curve of interest. The longer the discussion goes on, the fewer people will be interested in it.
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.