Hey there! How were your holidays? For those that follow me on insta, you may have seen that I had my kids in town and we had 10 days of guitar jamming, skatepark shredding & trail ripping with some cozy movies, heaps of legos and finally finishing and subsequently sleeping in our treehouse. It was wonderful. I'll be with them again in less than 2 weeks. ❤
2018 was the 1st year since 2011 that I didn't do the Festive 500... Instead, I chose to invest in rest between all the radness with the kids. Besides, I've done two CX races since & plan to race on the velodrome Thursday ; )
2019 is already off to an exciting start! I really got back to the grind on Monday and, at Twotone, we're...
- renewing annual agreements with several long-standing clients
- kicking off some new projects that we can announce soon
- gearing up to head to Velofollies with SILCA, Wahoo & Ampler
- pitching for some really cool projects with new brands. W00t!
On the 20th I'm speaking in London at the Adventure Travel Show about the Silk Road Mountain Race. That morning I'll get out to Box Hill with Rob from Quirk Cycles & Jack from Cyclist Mag. Let me know if you'd like to join!
Last but not least, we've continued to polish Workspace 6 (peek the header image) & we have a number of desks free. If you're keen on a cool place to work, stop by and check it out and/or suggest it to a freelancer friends of yours as well! : )
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shout out to my Mom for the suggestion of this week's subject line.
Thank you Mom! ❤
Seeing this come together so quickly is amazing. Viva the Berlin Bike Scene!
See you in March! ❤
"Instead of driverless cars, we desperately need more carless drivers! And less careless car drivers..." (source)
How is this real life?
"On April 3, Nina Dang, 24, found herself in a position like so many San Francisco bike riders — on the pavement with a broken arm.
A few months later, Dang got a bill for $24,074.50. Premera Blue Cross, her health insurer, would only cover $3,830.79 of that — an amount that it thought was fair for the services provided. That left Dang with $20,243.71 to pay, which the hospital threatened to send to collections in mid-December."
"We wanted a path that gave founders time to deeply understand the levers of their business and the needs of their customers that can only come from focusing on profitability and revenue growth. We wanted founders to experience that the constraints of scarce resources could become superpowers as they began to scale."
Those early failures helped her ignore the people who told her to ask for less. "I probably don't look like, or seem like, a CEO of a company of the size of Vimeo," she said. "Don't let people tell you you're not a good fit for things."
90% of the time, I say f••k luck but I know I'm naive.
Sales & PR
The headlines might blare “robots are coming for our jobs!” but what if the outlook for tomorrow is much more nuanced—much more human?
Hat tip to Peter for this one!
Pretty incredible how much has changed since I gave this talk.
ok, face it: no amount of martinis or digital tools can influence outcomes like a nuanced understanding of human behavior.
– 4 riders
– 2187km (1282 miles)
– From Labrador to North Sydney
– 15 days – 95km average
– 60% gravel 40% road
My kind of party! ; )