Ever since childhood I have been an avid “car guy”. Back in 2007 I started competing in autocross (included a video below of what it is like). I never thought I would be learning business and leadership lessons while burning some rubber.
When I started in Chicago, I did very well for a novice. But once I have moved to Boston, I have encountered much more skilled competition and it has taken me awhile to move up the competitive ladder. So as I was pondering my strategy and goals for the new year, I realized that some of the rules of racing are also very useful analogies for the world of leading companies. Here is a sampling of several things I have learned in racing that directly apply to business: