Questel will be competing with a team of 30 at the Triathlon de Nice, Côte d’Azur, Sunday Oct 4th with endurance, perseverance and flexibility.
Why are we competing at the Triathlon in Nice?
Questel thinks the triathlon transmits the key values for a successful business: endurance, perseverance and flexibility. There is much talk about success stories in the industry (Uber, AirBnB, etc …), but for the vast majority of companies that perform, the world of business is first and foremost a long distance race that owes nothing to chance.
The business world is not simple. You have to fight constantly and competition is tough and for the same reason, Questel did not want to engage in a too easy challenge. Every one of the 30 participants may not achieve his or her objective, but that is not the issue here. The important thing here is to try and to provide the means to succeed and understand why one fails to be able to start again. The goal is to reach the finish line without getting hurt and without looking too much like a rag upon arrival. First and foremost, we are looking to having some fun!
For the a company and its employees, the Olympic format of the Triathlon is the ideal distance and that is why Questel decided to participate; For the casual sportsman and woman, the distance is sufficiently long and difficult so that one gets the impression of successfully achieving a personal challenge. For advanced athletes (non-triathletes), the race is the perfect size in order to race between sportsman, with a real challenge that is far from easy.
Getting people together at Questel and our partners to run as a team is not difficult as many sportive individuals. Many do tennis, soccer, martial arts, cycling, running, etc … daily. There are two soccer teams (France and the US) that the company supports. Three years ago, some tried the triathlon both in France and the US (Olympic distance) and last year, four were “finishers” at Barcelona Ironman, including our CEO. It is said that the example comes from the top.
But finally, the goal is to reach the finish line without getting hurt and without looking too much like a rag upon arrival. First and foremost, we are looking to having some fun!
Read the full article from the organizer of the Trianon’s website here.