Insight and inspiration from the field.
Don’t let common problems and frustrations run you and your business.
In the 1956 edition of the Giro d’Italia, Fiorenzo Magni crashed on the 12th day of racing and broke his collarbone. Refusing to abandon the race, he wrapped his shoulder with elastic bandages and continued on, but he had a problem: to generate power on a bicycle you have to pull up on the handlebars,…Read More
I was returning from a walk recently with my dogs Buddy Baker and Eddie when Hank came charging at us. Hank, my neighbor’s dog, is about 2 feet tall, 120 pounds, and looks like one of those battering rams police use to break down doors but with little alligator legs attached. Those little legs were…Read More
That’s not a typo. The future of your business might depend on whether you become fixated on, or chart a path through, this storm. It was 2013, and the storm clouds were brewing over my business. When I acquired the healthcare company in 2005 it was a turnaround situation, a live or die moment for…Read More
That’s a picture of Eddie, the newest addition to the Stewart household. If Eddie looks a little guilty, it’s because he just chewed up our living-room rug. When I caught him in the act, I did the logical thing: I sat him down and said “Eddie, I’m disappointed in you. You need to perform at…Read More
I rode a mountain bike race a couple of weeks ago, and half-way through I was in a lot of pain. My legs were burning, my heart was pounding, and my arm hurt from an unfortunate encounter with a tree. But in the pain, there was a certain amount of comfort. Now, I’m not some…Read More
Today, like every Saturday, I went cycling with my friends. I pedaled down to the bike shop, met the guys for a ride in the country, and then headed off for the solo ride home. After three hours on the bike, that ride home can be tough. But not today! Today I was the lucky…Read More
Everyone knows it’s important to stay hydrated when you exercise. What most people don’t understand, but endurance athletes fear, is overhydration or Hyponatremia. Here is the layman’s description: Hyponatremia occurs when excess fluid washes too much sodium from your body, causing your blood pressure to fall to dangerously low levels. When your blood pressure becomes…Read More
Parenting is downright scary at times. The list of challenges (or “opportunities” as you glass-half-fullers call them) is endless, but 21 years of practice have taught me that you only have to do three things to be a great parent: Have the hard conversations, like explaining the death of a pet or the “birds and…Read More