102nd Indy 500
The 102nd running of the Indy 500 was on May 27th, 2018. Our team was again privileged to play a part for Bryant and their sponsorship of Tony Kanaan. Each year we have an extended chance to sit down and talk with Tony about the year thus far, thoughts on the Indy 500 and the preparation that goes with such a precision sport. It is preparation in the pursuit of perfection.
In the case of the Indy 500 you can run the fastest lap and still come in last. Speed won’t be the reason you win – it will be a critical role but it is how you adapt. How quickly can you adjust to outside factors such as other drivers and track temperature? You can have the best pit crew in the world but your car runs fractions of a second slower and you will come in last. It is a collaborative effort of people and minds, which combine both good and great decisions to get perfect results.
The Difference Between Speed and Perfection
There is an important distinction between speed and perfection. In the case of the Indy 500, they go hand in hand for success. In the case of Streamline, our speed is measured on efficiency. If we can be more efficient in what we do and respond faster and faster, fantastic! Perfection in our work is what we seek.
We have never gotten there to be honest. To say that we have, would be presumptuous and ignorant as there is always room to improve. Even if we won, what can we do better? How can we become faster, more efficient, and closer to perfection?
The Desired Outcome
Pursuit of perfection is learning how to combine good, great, and perfect decisions to the outcome we all desire. At Streamline we spend a lot of time and resources evaluating our preparation and how it impacts our clients.
We will be better than anyone at this and you will see the results.
One final note, whether you are a race fan or not you should follow Tony Kanaan. He is one of the nicest, most engaging guys we have worked with, and he is pretty great at driving a race car 220 plus miles per hour. Always nice to cheer for a winner!