Say hello to the legend - Jens Voigt!
About This Episode
Episode 4 of The Remarkable Business Show and it's a special one!
As you may have guessed from the intro, I'm a keen cyclist, in fact a MAMIL. You know what that is don't you? A middle age man in lycra.
So when I had the opportunity to interview one of THE biggest names in cycling, I was rather excited. Ok, REALLY excited!
Today's guest is Jens Voigt: a legend.
He wore the yellow jersey of the Tour de France twice. His career achievements include winning the Critérium International a record-tying 5 times and a number of one-week stage races, as well as two Tour de France stage victories. In September 2014, he set a new hour record. The record now held by a certain Sir Wiggo.
Jens is a remarkable person and he gives us a fascinating insight into the world of cycling, business, brands and technology.
-- the importance of bikes in developing countries and how it transforms people's lives
-- Shut Up Legs! - his brand and how it came about
-- has cycling become too focused on business and money?
-- how technology has changed in cycling
-- Trek's joke with a new test frame...
-- e-bikes and a little secret from Jens...
-- are there electric motors in the peloton?
-- the total lack of innocence with mechanical doping
-- the major changes we will see in bikes over the next few years and the one thing Jens thinks will disappear
-- his predictions for the Giro and the Tour (we spoke at the beginning of May)
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Quote of the show
Tim Ferriss is one clever guy and someone who I admire and have followed for many years. I spent a few days with him back in 2008 at the very first Do Lectures where he was speaking.
“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash.”
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