Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Success takes Dirk Friel

Around a month ago I got the chance to sit down with Dirk Friel Co- founder of Training Peaks.

Many of us who were racing bikes in the early 2000's know him better as the guy who just crushed any hope of a win today.  In this interview we discuss what brought him and Training peaks to be one of the top 50 companies to work for in the country.  Similar questions as when we interview Savas about his first Ironman race and Will Kelsey about what it take to be a professional X-terra Triathlete

A few things that really stuck out as Dirk and I talked:
 ~"You have to believe its going to work"  Dirk thought of his growth with Training Peaks as an athlete thinks of his progressing of fitness.   "Will these 5 hour rides pay off? you have to believe you know..." 
~ Consistency is the most important"  (I've heard that some where before)
~ When I asked him if he ever through he would fail? "No."  no elaboration. 
~ "Hire people who are smarter than you"  
~ When I asked him if he was happy with where T.P. was he said, "well... you never rest on your laurels"  and gave a grin that seemed to say "I know something you don't know..."  A similar grin as many saw racing against the former pro cyclist.

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