My wife and I were walking along the pier in San Francisco when suddenly, two motorcycle stuntmen started doing tricks in the empty lot next to us, right along the Pier.
I later found out one of the guys, Jason Pullen, is a professional. This is all he does. He has sponsors. And he's truly amazing. The things he does with a 650 pound Harley are unbelievable.
And it just made me think of my post about 80/20 vs. 1000/100, where I speculated that by focusing intensely on one thing, you can achieve phenomenal results. Jason is a shining example of that - he does things on a motorcycle that just continue to freak you out, even after he lands his tricks successfully time after time. In fact, he didn't wipe out once in the 15 minutes we watched him.
(sorry video is sideways, turn that laptop on its side!)
Daniel Odio gives tips and tricks for entrepreneurs!
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Jim Hopkinson, Wired.com's Marketing Guy and creator ofThe Hopkinson Report, recently interviewed me for his Hopkinson Report podcast. Here's a Tweet of Jim's about the Podcast, and another one about my social media hardware bag and another on my blog posting about how to hire people effectively.
Here is a transcript of the Podcasts
March 10, 2010. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late morning.
I pulled on my swim trunks, trainers, and a tank top and walked out of my little guesthouse room, sliding through the cramped restaurant strewn with tables, and out into the hot, dusty air of Phnom Penh. It's a hot day. It'll be good to swim after lifting weights.
I said, "No no, thank you" to the tuk-tuk drivers offering to take me somewhere in the city, pushed through the little crowd, and out onto the street. The streets in Cambodia more resemble alleyways than streets, and I navigate around people and vehicles.
I went down to the end of the street, turned left, and skirted along close to the local restaurants, half-tent half-storefront type places to get food. I stepped into the crosswalk, the Hotel Cambodiana rising in front of me. I check right and then left, and I watch left as I cross, watching for oncoming traffic.
A loud scream rings out. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.