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Old 12-16-09, 02:30 PM   #1
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What have you learnt about business while biking

Hey guys,

I just wrote a blog post about what biking has taught me about business. I definitely find that, as a hobby, the practice of the sport is rich in lessons for entrepreneurs and business people.

I thought I'd stop by the General Cycling discussion forum and ask others to share their favorite lessons.

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Old 12-16-09, 03:39 PM   #2
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ok...but anything could've taught you that. Learning to program, photography, stamp collecting, anything. I thought you were talking about how the cycling industry taught you about business.

cause if every business was like a local bike shop, the world would be filled with a lot more slackers that are looking to spend the least amount of money to fix a problem, instead of doing it correctly. If every business took a LBS approach, there would be nobody looking into renewable energy or technology. In the same way bike shops will sand the brake pads and throw some WD-40 on the hubs to make your brakes quit squealing, businesses would just stall doing anything to actually fix problems.

any way you look at it, bikes aren't life, and life isn't biking. it's just fun. IMO, too much thought is put into making connections where connections don't exist

and yeah, I know that's not really what you were getting at
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slackers that are looking to spend the least amount of money to fix a problem, instead of doing it correctly.
Oh. You mean like politicians?
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Nahh... you are right, can't be taken too seriously. Somehow, especially for me, biking took a lot more than the other things you mention, so the persistence, in particular, was an important lesson.
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+1. exactly!
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Oh. You mean like politicians?
??? Politicians worry about spending and results? Why? It's not there money, and they are usually exempt from their own results. The real job of politicians is to get reelected.
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