Waking up with the sunrise, driving on empty streets, listening to birdsong…just some of the benefits of starting the day with a morning workout. Sounds tempting? Well not if you´re not a morning person! Getting up at 6am can be quite tough, but I’ve learned over the past months that it´s well worth it.
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This blog's objective is to give you personal insights into our business in sports.
Get out of bed! Challenge yourself to be the early bird.
Turn on the lights – harnessing positive energy in London
550,000 watts of energy – what does that actually mean? From powering 52,000 full charges on your smartphone, to running a treadmill for 12 and a half days, or brewing 1,500 coffees from your local vendor. But what if we used it to light the iconic Victoria Park in London? Pretty cool, right!
Why you should thank your first job
One year ago, the fear of the unknown consumed my thoughts. I was about to graduate college – one of life’s most rewarding achievements – and yet I couldn’t enjoy it. I couldn’t allow myself to feel proud. I assumed when the novelty of graduation wore off, I was going to be unemployed and underwhelmed.
Plastic bags at adidas stores are history – here’s how we made it happen!
As we celebrate Earth Day today, I’m happy to have helped make the planet a little bit greener thanks to an enormous initiative I was involved in at the adidas Group. The project I was part of has removed approximately 70 million plastic bags from 14,000 adidas stores across 91 countries!
I’d rather run – the sustainable commuting experience
I wonder how many of us could avoid cars, tubes and buses and swap all or part of our commute in favour of walking, running or cycling? Recently I challenged myself to use just my two feet to get around London, one of the busiest, overpopulated and affluent cities on Earth.
Playing the game your own way – business learnings from Golden State Warriors
What if I told you the best team in the NBA this year and quite possibly in history played the game its own way? Golden State Warriors set their record 73 wins in a season playing position-less, ‘small ball’ basketball unlocking a new level of offensive efficiency that businesses would do well to scrutinize.
Sport needs a space – inspiring future guardians
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and assign tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Why injuries develop mental strength and optimism
“It’s a bump in the road, Mitch” is what my coach said to take my mind off the fact that my femur had just separated in half above my right knee and was now held together by a titanium rod and three screws. From my hospital bed that ‘bump’ was more like a mountain.
Get ready, Boston – I’m in it for the long run
I wasn’t born a runner. I don’t fit the runner’s ‘mold’, I actually hate to run, and I think that running 26.2 miles is insane. I have never been a morning person, I hate being hungry, tired, and sore. But that is why I run. I chose to commit to this despite the challenges.
Open Source – how expanding your network can bring surprising and satisfying results
What happens when you find the right mix of creativity, engineering and a 75-meter long nylon gillnet? Well if you’re adidas you create the first shoe made from ocean plastic! Here’s part two of the Group’s experience of expanding its collaborative network and being truly ‘Open Source’.
Open Source – embrace ideas externals bring to your business
Would you let an outsider inside your business? Hand over tools and talent to an external and just see what happens? Do you have the right company culture to be brave enough to take such a leap? Read part one of the adidas Group’s experience of ‘Open Source’. It is changing how we create!
Don’t take your eye off the prize!
Hanging upside down from a wet mucky rope, over a lake on the outskirts of Wolverhampton in central England, on a cold winter afternoon I hit a wall: physically I had to rest and mentally I couldn’t get tell my body to keep moving. I had completely frozen and the hanging around cost me dearly.