🎉Birthday Edition 🎉 Nº18 – Cycling, Startups & Sales

In:

Thirty one and still having fun!

My birthday was Friday and of course I snuck in a short ride.

In fact, it was emblematic of what cycling means to me and my business here in Holland:

bikes = business.

All bikes, all business. Ok, not really all business. ; ) But everyone I rode Friday with I've helped or they've helped me work-wise. I swear I get more leads in a peloton tucked in then I find on linkedin ; )

Thanks for reading!

Cycling

Why Your Next Hire Should Be a Cyclist

[...] "vehicular cyclists tend to be practical and understand the value of utilizing scarce resources as efficiently as possible...not just on their way to and from work, but in everything they do throughout the day.  What company doesn't want and need that?"

Cycling Brands with Weird Owners

Cycling Brands with Weird Owners

Cannondale, Fox, Camelbak and others are owned by companies who manufacture everything from warheads and gel-infused mattresses to hemp-based products. 0_o

How to wear a cycling cap? Team Giant Alpecin shows you…

How to wear a cycling cap? Team Giant Alpecin shows you…

Watch team Giant-Alpecin riders Luka Mezgec, John Degenkolb and Warren Barguil on the secrets and traditions of wearing the cycling cap.  Cap, biretta, petje, casquette…whatever you want to call it, there’s many ways to wear it with style. Hat/Cap tip to Tim ; )

Startups

Maybe Your Team Doesn’t Need to Be More Creative

Henry Ford famously noted that if he had asked his customers what they wanted, they would have said “faster horses.” The point of course is that clients don’t always know what they want. But, of course, its not that simple. Spoiler alert: the real issue is often execution.

Hiring for Fit Gets You to IPO, but Over Time, Hiring for Potential Wins

Hiring for Fit Gets You to IPO, but Over Time, Hiring for Potential Wins

“Commitment” is what might be commonly referred to as the culture fit model and it dramatically outperformed others with regards to whether a startup failed or not. What happens? Well, Commitment starts to calcify into stability and group think – this is who we are and the way we do things... (so apt for Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's post above)

This CEO Actually Encourages Her Employees To Go Out And Start Their Own Companies

This CEO Actually Encourages Her Employees To Go Out And Start Their Own Companies

"Look, it's Silicon Valley. Everyone here has some aspirations, some ideas. 'Maybe one day I can start a company or be a founder.' You just have to accept that great talent—a lot of times they'll just graduate into doing their own thing. So rather than trying to fight it, I think you should just cultivate it,"

Sales

Use Storytelling to Explain Your Company’s Purpose

"Storytelling can be awkward and unfamiliar to many professionals, particularly if you’re sharing personal experiences. Yet the motivation for this storytelling is not self-aggrandizement, but to create a purpose and culture that others can share. Purpose is what builds real passion, motivation, and buy-in..."

The Role of Culture in Sales (Within Your Team & When Speaking with Prospects)

The Role of Culture in Sales (Within Your Team & When Speaking with Prospects)

#SalesHackerAmsterdam is back in December! Terry van den Bemt, Commercial Manager TravelBird Labs & Kristel Kuit, Co-Founder of I Love Headroom are on deck with a soon to be announced 3rd speaker!  Super excited to wrap up 2015 with another awesome event!

#SalesTips Noº4

#SalesTips Noº4

Already on the fourth issue! We’ve dialed our content plan for 2016 and already pumping out world class content in the final weeks of 2015. Learn from our own insights, the best of what we read around the web and a new tool to try each week

Radness

RAPHA SINTERCROSS

RAPHA SINTERCROSS

I spent my Saturday in the woods with an awesome group of people powering through 40km of muddy exploration in Lage Vuursche in Hollandsche Rading. Thank you to Gerben & Rapha for the awesome afternoon and opportunity to help lead the ride!

More photos on instagram and route on Strava and (more photos) on Komoot.

Thanks for reading! Here's to not being afraid to get dirty this week!

Written by
Jon Woodroof
♥️ @Kristyspark✨, Otto, Mira, Errol, Simone, Brayden & Rowan 💡 living the dream @Workspacesix & @Twotoneams 💌 I love to send special stuff to special people weekly.
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