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Extreme sports are petri dishes for leadership development and creative problem solving

Extreme sports are petri dishes for leadership development and creative problem solving

Jul 16 2021   This is just one of the insights shared by RacingThePlanet alumni David McAvoy in this feature about his work life as a General Counsel & Compliance Officer for Brickell Biotech, Inc. and the link between extreme endurance events and success in business. Dave completed the Gobi March in 2015 and is hoping to join the Atacama Crossing this year.

SCMP - Refugee Charity Co-Founder and Gobi March Alumni asks "Where is Humanity?"

SCMP - Refugee Charity Co-Founder and Gobi March Alumni asks "Where is Humanity?"

Jul 10 2021    Some friends signed up for the Gobi March, a 250km race over several days, and I trained for that and joined them.

Plymouth Royal Marine taking on mammoth 155-mile trek through Chilean desert

Plymouth Royal Marine taking on mammoth 155-mile trek through Chilean desert

Jun 29 2021   Green beret James Legg faces a 250-kilometre (155-mile) slog across one of the driest regions on the planet 

FORCES CHARITIES - Royal Marines Commando Taking On 250km Chilean Desert Trek For Charity

FORCES CHARITIES - Royal Marines Commando Taking On 250km Chilean Desert Trek For Charity

Jun 22 2021   James Legg is taking on the challenge in Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth, to raise money for The Royal Marines Charity.  

KOMONEWS - Bainbridge Island man relies on marathon running to stay ahead of substance addiction

KOMONEWS - Bainbridge Island man relies on marathon running to stay ahead of substance addiction

May 22 2021   Greg Nance ran 250 kilometers across the Gobi Desert, 250 kilometers at the Atacama Crossing, and just this week he ran 84 miles along Hood Canal.

Fast Company - How running 40 miles on an injured leg in freezing rain made me more successful in business

Fast Company - How running 40 miles on an injured leg in freezing rain made me more successful in business

May 18 2021   This Salesforce VP and extreme ultramarathoner says “microchunking” the mission helped him push through the pain on some of the globe’s toughest terrain. The lessons learned are universal.

NASDAQ - Post-Pandemic Planning Puts Value of Trust Front and Center

NASDAQ - Post-Pandemic Planning Puts Value of Trust Front and Center

May 11 2021   Relationships built on trust have powerful effects for business. “Studies show that organizations with a high level of trust have increased employee morale, more productive workers and lower staff turnover,” Michigan State University reports. A recent McKinsey survey found that “sustaining trust and acknowledging employee efforts are critical to employee engagement, well-being, and effectiveness.” 

Bengalurean first Indian set to participate in 4 Deserts Ultramarathon

Bengalurean first Indian set to participate in 4 Deserts Ultramarathon

Apr 07 2021   38-year-old Taher Merchant will be the first Indian to participate in the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon.

The New Indian Express - ‘Weathering’ the run

The New Indian Express - ‘Weathering’ the run

Apr 06 2021   Meet the B’lurean who plans to run in extreme wind, heat, cold, and dry weather in four beautiful but formidable deserts across the globe

The Hans India - Marathon-ing for a Cause

The Hans India - Marathon-ing for a Cause

Apr 01 2021   Taher Merchant is set to become the first Indian Participant in 2021 to attempt the 4 Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam, a race which comprises of running 250km across 4 deserts in one calendar year.

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