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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Outside Magazine puts Kelly Slater on Cover

Outside Magazine was right to put Kelly Slater on the cover of February's edition.  The editor makes the argument that Slater's 10th World Title win is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, single achievement by an individual in all of sports history and since neither of the two mainstream sports magazines would cover it, Outside Magazine once again chose to highlight a great accomplishment by one of surfing's most iconic individuals. Slater won his first World Title in 1992.  To remain highly competitive for nearly 20 years in competitive surfing, where each season brings a new crop of super talented and hungry young radical competitors is amazing.  Slater has handled each paradigm shift in surfing's continuous evolution with ease. To continue to win world titles year after year, remain uber relevant to the sport and show no signs of slacking off is  truely one of the great stories in sports and a true of demonstration of high achievement.  Congrats to Kelly Slater and good on Outside Magazine for highlighting the accomplishments of one of surfing's living legends.

Kelly Slater

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fortune's Top 100 Best Companies

Fortune just published it's annual Top 100 Best Companies to work for. 

Number 1 on the list for the second year is SAS, the software firm headquarted in Cary, NC.  SAS perks include on site health care, summer campl for kids and a salon

Outdoor industry notables:

REI is ranked at number 9.  Headquarted in Kent, Washington, the company rewards employees who work 15 years with a 4 week paid sabbatical, after that, they can take one every 5 years.  Also included are huge discounts on gear and equipment.

W.L Gore & Associates, the makers of Gore-Tex is ranked at number 31.  Based in Newark, Delaware, the company has a unique hierarcy that has few traditional job titles.  The company looks for "people with a high tolerance for ambiguity."

AOG Lifestyle

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