Every week I start with a blank screen. I pull sites, highlights and articles I've spotted throughout the week from Pocket and begin laying out what I'll share.
There is never a theme initially yet one always appears. This week? Feeling good.
From Mark's site feelgoodridegood.com to the startups section posts on not needing a fortune / venture capital to start a company combined with Ev Williams' investigation of work-life balance and the sales section's entry on hiring outside experts and the implication on employed staff morale to 71-year-old Gabriel Horchler's badass multi-modal commute in the radness section. It became clear before pressing send, "more isn't better, better is better". Its not about over doing it but doing it better. I think, then, we'll all feel good : )
As always, thanks for reading!
On Feel Good Ride Good you'll find 105 Jerseys, Caps, Socks and more.
My friend Mark here in Amsterdam made this site to show everybody that there are tons of awesome brands that make really great looking products, and you will surely feel great wearing them. After all, if you feel good, you ride good! : )
My kids don't have a Frog Bike yet but I've been following the brand for some time now. Just this week they announced plans to build a bike factory in South Wales during 2016. Speaking of Wales, I spotted an exciting date to save on the calendar: Grinduro United Kingdom on Juni 24. Maybe mix in some gravel grindin' with a Frog factory tour?
In recognition of Valentine’s Day, Dutch-born, America-based, @ellacyclingtips editor Anne-Marije Rook & Australian contributor Simone Giuliani wrote this piece to celebrate their biggest love: cycling. Hat tip to Jakob of @yoursales for mentioning this one.
At a time where unemployment rates are rising up, oil prices are hitting rock bottom and even the value of gold is plummeting, maybe it's time to consider entrepreneurship as a way to move forward with your life and career.
Shout out to the team at next.amsterdam for mentioning this 2 year old post this week: "The profitable seventeen person company with an enterprise value of $20 million, 90% owned by its founder? That’s awesome even if you’ll never read about them in TechCrunch." [...] "RIP calling anything not venture-backed a “lifestyle business.” Go build your business the way you want."
"Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3" I call bullshit.
Randi Zuckerberg calls this the entrepreneur's dilemma. Does it ring true for you? Not for me. I've been striving to balance all 5 since forever. But how much do people work who have kids? This post by Medium's CEO, Ev Williams, is pretty damn interesting. If anything, I was compelled to upgrade to rescuetime.com premium to track offscreen time. My time working at my computer last month looks like this.
Adapted from the Harvard Business Review Press Book Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts. TL;DR? Manage contractors the same way you manage internal staff. Why is this in the sales section? Three reasons:
- if you sell contract services, this is relevant to how buyers perceive your team's role in their company
- for us at Twotone Consulting, contributing to business development for clients as a contractor is a growing niche and this article is very relevant for the work we do.
Technology is a massively important tool for growing your company. Here are three services that will help you better understand your audience so you can easily boost sales.
I often think my #amsterdamcommute can feature some unorthodox highlights but 71-year-old Gabriel Horchler's method of travel to and from work involves three bikes, the Metro and a boat. He has been blowing everyone else's commute, wait for it, out of the water for 15 years! How rad is this? Hat tip to my old high school buddy & librarian Chris Nylund for sharing this.