Sun Valley is the only conference that really trains both: your mind and your body. The schedule allows it. There is content in the morning and sports in the afternoon. It is interesting to see that many of the most successful people in the world are also the fittest. While over half of America is overweight or obese I would say that only 20% of Sun Valley attendees are (this is a personal guess).

In my case I confess that I train hard before attending Sun Valley. I am probably not the only one. To me Sun Valley is both a conference and a sports event. During the conference which ended yesterday I was mountain biking 2 to 3 hours a day and did so in the company of amazingly smart and fun cycling buddies.

Allen and Co has found a great formula that trains the mind and body.  To practice sports at conferences makes sense.  And it is not only to be fitter. When you meet people practicing tough sports you bond, and bonding is stronger than networking.

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pep cruells on July 17, 2012  · 

Mens sana in corpore sano said the old…

Pedro Porras on July 20, 2012  · 

“Many of the most successful people in the world are also the fittest”.
Martin, you have just made it clear how many talented people galvanise themselves through sports. They are aware that to have succees in life requires being active. It means you should prefer playing a sport rather than watching it on TV.
In your professional career, you can wait (passive) to be commisioned your tasks or being creative (passive) and take initiatives.
A successful career requires decision and mind strength, same as the committment on any sport.
Sun Valley has set an example now for similar events. 😉

Pedro Porras on July 22, 2012  · 

“Many of the most successful people in the world are also the fittest”.
Martin, you have just made it clear how many talented people galvanize themselves through sports. They are aware that to have success in life requires being active. It means you should prefer playing a sport rather than watching it on TV.
In your professional career, you can wait (passive) to be commissioned your tasks or being creative (active) and take initiatives.
A successful career requires decision and mind strength, same as the commitment on any sport.
Sun Valley has set an example now for similar events.

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