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PART 3 Managing People > CHAPTER 27 Be Results Driven

CHAPTER 27

Be Results Driven

LEARNING FROM

Michael Schumacher

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On July 29, 2009, Michael Schumacher (born in 1969) announced his Formula 1 comeback, but just a few weeks later, with a heavy heart, he had to put the brakes on that plan. In 2010, both the motor racing fraternity and Formula 1 fans were tremendously excited to see how successful his comeback with Mercedes would turn out. One typical feature of Formula 1 is the tendency to sum up pretty much any conceivable result in some kind of statistic, and a defining character trait of Michael Schumacher is having almost every significant figure at his fingertips. The long list of records he holds in the sport is truly impressive, and a comparison with his closest rivals in this respect reveals an astonishing gap1:


  

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