To “run what you brung” is an old racing term meaning racing what you rode to the race.
Back in the late 1940s when servicemen came back from the war. They had no money for racing bikes, but they wanted to have fun. Hooligan racing was mostly a Southern California thing where they could race year round. People would ride a motorcycle to the event, race with it, and then ride the same bike home. - Bruce Brown on Hooligan racing
To me, run what you brung can be about both competing with your daily whip but also being ready to take on challenges without extra preparation. In other words, not hesitating to go for it with what you showed up with. This is better than "fake it till you make it" because you're not faking. You've done this. You've got this.
You're doing what you've done before but only faster or with higher stakes. How confident are you to compete armed with what you currently have on hand? How do you ensure that what you've brung will be enough?
We're proud to be supporting Sacha White & Speedvagen with their first ever European Fitting Tour this month. Check out dates on Gran Fondo.
Some time ago my bud Chris of Good Times Roll & AD.LIPS asked me to help with (and star in!) a Tern photoshoot. This new electric and folding cargo bike, dubbed the GSD (Getting Shit Done!) rules! Thanks for the opportunity guys!
For Bicycle Landscape, my friend Yorit Kluitman cycled through all of the Netherlands’ 388 municipalities and photographed the landscape between the cities and villages, exclusive of people and buildings: a cross section of the organised Netherlands. Pre-order here. (Fun fact: Yorit designed our logo!)
Already 76% funded on Seedrs, our client, European bike sharing business Listnride is inviting everyone including bike shops to become part of its bike hire infrastructure. Check out the campaign: seedrs.com/listnride
Learn more about the founder on their blog.
Many established entrepreneurs launch several failed businesses before finally creating a company that scales and turns a profit. Part of the reason for this is the fact that first-time founders…
It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers.
Episode #006 covers:
- How many times do you need to follow up to get the positive response from your lead? (you’ll be surprised!)
- Two things to avoid in your follow-up emails so you don’t end up with a totally unproductive sequence
- What are value propositions and why you need different ones in your sequence?
- Different tactics you can use to inspire positive response from your prospects
"I'm a cold email expert. I'm done with cold email."
the next time you consider hitting “send” on a CSV file of victims, ask yourself:
- is this the only way i can add value to these prospects?
- is this the only way they’ll know i exist?
- if yes, is that a serious problem for my business?
In the early stages of most SaaS startups life, it is often the CEO or Founder who acts as the initial Head of Sales. We…
DAMN, THESE ARE GOOD!
In this age of constant connectivity, it’s easy to forget the simple stuff: the toast with friends over a campfire; the art of taking a good photo; and the ways to entertain and challenge ourselves that don’t involve the digital. These 20 skills—as told by people who have mastered them—will keep each of us relearn those basic pleasures.