When I crossed the line, I taken 14 hours 15 minutes to cover the 84K, 45 minutes more than I projected when I hit CP6. If anyone asks me now the first feeling that struck me when the clock stopped for me, I say 1 word RELIEF. For sure, completing this distance was pretty amazing.
Yet maybe the foremost comment came from a woman standing to her left against the wall, Virginia Ruzici, Halep’s manager and the 1978 French Open champion. “To me,” Ruzici had said, “it tells her she did it because she’s big. She’s a big champion. If you came to swim, bike, and run, you won’t have to look much further than the Mauna Kea property itself. You’ll find swimmers doing laps in the crystalline water of Kauna’oa Bay, a crescent shaped sandy bottom lagoon. Grab your bike and ride the Ironman course along Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway just beyond the resort’s gates.
If we can measure how powerful women are, or who’s most admired or most innovative, we should be able to handle this task. Yes, “goodness” is tough to measure, but that’s not the same as impossible, and Fortune shouldn’t punt on that. If this list is saying that creating societal value creates business value, then let’s use some financial (or perhaps blended) metrics..
LIKE a lot of Australians, I find myself paying a lot more for my mobile service these days. What was once a simple $30 a month has bubbled upwards and upwards. Now it’s frighteningly close to three figures a month. The company matches employee donations to charitable organizations dollar for dollar. Every year over 2 million dollars of company donations are given away matched by employee donations. During semi annual sales, employees send out company coupons to the public.
“Like all children, I wanted to be a soccer player. I played quite well, in fact I was terrific, but only at night when I was asleep. During the day I was the worst wooden leg ever to set foot on the little soccer field of my country. Dog proofing your home should be your first step. Even if your dog is the best behaved dog in the world, remove temptation from him. By dog proofing your home I mean remove anything you don’t want chewed up and put it up out of harms way make it unavailable to your dog.
For a forward minded executive, Jim Davis is an old fashioned guy. Sitting in a conference room at New Balance headquarters in Boston, he jokes that he still employs a third of the work force he inherited when he bought the company in 1972. Two of those workers are still with him, he points out, even as New Balance has long since hit the big leagues.