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What the Tour de France can teach us about teamwork
24
Jul

What the Tour de France can teach us about teamwork

By: Primeast

Giant-Shimano rider Marcel Kittel has attributed his opening stage victory in the Tour de France to his team.

"I have to say thank you to my boys," he said after he crossed the finishing line. "They worked very hard for me. I think the advantage for me today was the team. When you look at the last 5km, we were for sure the strongest team. We could do it how we wanted and that was important for the victory."

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Why oil firms need to prepare for Mexico reforms
24
Jul

Why oil firms need to prepare for Mexico reforms

By: Primeast

Mexico is opening up its oil and gas sector for the first time in 76 years and it looks set to become one of the most vibrant hot spots in the industry. Delivered via 21 laws, the changes will put an end to Pemex's monopoly of the country's oil economy, freeing it from funding the national budget and lowering its tax burden from 79 per cent to below 65 per cent. While the state oil company will retain a 20 per cent stake in any cross-border fields, the playing field has become much more open to overseas firms.

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Is leadership about sacrifice?
23
Jul

Is leadership about sacrifice?

By: Primeast

The Tour de France is a living embodiment of the saying 'there can be no victory without sacrifice'. Take a look at any team and there will be examples of riders and leaders giving up personal aspirations and even their health and wellbeing for the furtherment of their team.

This is more than a coincidence and there is an argument for saying that leadership and sacrifice have an almost symbiotic relationship.

Sacrifice and the Tour de France

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Dealing with failure in Team Sky
23
Jul

Dealing with failure in Team Sky

By: Primeast

The eyes of the world will be watching Team Sky and Sir David Brailsford this week to see if they have what it takes to move past their current poor performance.

With two top riders out due to injury and Richie Porte falling away at the end of last week from a chest infection and climate issues in the Alps, Brailsford called an emergency meeting of senior staff at Team Sky’s hotel in Carcassonne on Monday (July 21st).

What has come out of it are some rousing words from the cycling coach but little to address the root of the problem.

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