Nº86 ಠ益ಠ Attack the Pack! 🚴🏻 💨
“A man who dares to waste an hour of time
has not discovered the value of his life.” — Charles Darwin
I love group rides. Riding with others is easily one of my favorite things about cycling. But sometimes time is of the essence; I need to get to an appointment and I have to ‘attack the pack’ & finish the ride sooner. This goes for for meetings too ; )
I was reminded of my sensitivity to how I spend my time came when I read what Shane wrote about The Shortness of Time on Farnam Street Blog. He wrote:
Time is one of the most under-appreciated models that we all encounter, and yet it’s the most ubiquitous. When employed correctly, wise use of time becomes an amplifier of our life satisfaction. When spent without consideration, it becomes a persistent source of regret.
His 4 examples of how we misunderstand time?
- Productivity. We actually don’t want to be more productive. What we really want is more time. Even when we find ways to work more efficiently, we simply layer on more work. 😩
- Investing in learning. The upfront costs are real and visible and, like any investment, the future payoff is uncertain. So we tend to skim the surface. Shane’s post explains why this is a true waste of time. 😫
- Relationships. We’re often too “busy” to spend time with the ones we care about. Whether is the parent sending work emails while their kids play on the playground or the Millennial too busy to visit their parents, they later wish for more time… 😕
- Meetings. Meetings are a big part of how I earn a living. For many people, meetings are poorly organized and poorly run. Lacking an agenda or decision = a giant waste of time. 😑
How many of these are you guilty of? What can you do to improve?
As always, thank you for reading!
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Attack the pack is a card game that replicates the experience of a professional bike race.
Deploy a team of riders, attack from the peloton and ride to victory in the final sprint for the line!
Bonus: one of the game’s founders was the inhouse photographer, Ben Broomfield, at Bespoked this past weekend!
In 1942 Albert Camus wrote a book called “The Myth of Sisyphus”. It is about the one truly important philosophical problem: Given the circumstances of our existence, shouldn’t we just kill ourselves…
Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers. — www.nytimes.com
The glorification of leadership skills, especially in college admissions, has emptied leadership of its meaning.
“…started investing while I was still making a pretty tiny salary — $37,000 while living in Manhattan, which, between rent, and law school applications, and life, never seemed to go very far.”
As CEO, I don’t want ANYONE sending an email blindly on my behalf. BUT I am ok with them doing this…
This Linkedin article by Salesloft CEO Kyle Porter is about an experimental solution from SalesLoft called “Draft on Behalf”. (yeee! It rhymes!)
In a comment, Kyle underscores, this is about “the alignment of sales, marketing, and customer success to run the best engagement campaigns to the right people at the right accounts in order to earn the most lifetime revenue.”
My bud Monty works in sales at Wolfi’s Bike Shop in Dubai. In the past, he’s sold for Paul Smith & Rapha. When asked: “What are your goals for the remainder of 2017?”
To promote the sport of cycling in a positive light and to help it grow here in the UAE.
My biggest ambition is to ensure everybody looks cool on the bike and makes the correct kit choices, educating people on different materials and fabrics and how to wear different styles of clothing in different conditions.
Keep it up Monty! Follow him on insta!
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This guide is a step-by-step process for finding almost anyone’s email address on the web. And it’s ridiculously effective, without relying on expensive tools or technology (unless they’re absolutely necessary).
Don’t have the time for five weeks in Mongolia or three months across South America? That’s where XPDTN3 club comes in; packing as much bike adventure into 3 days as possible.
They’re a small group of photographers, adventurers, (ex-) pro cyclists and bike industry lifers. They do around two XPDTN3 trips per month, in small groups of always-changing configuration, and then post the photos, videos and trip reports. Rad!