Piotr Jakubowski – Mind over Marketing


Outrunning The Bear
November 20, 2007, 1:35 am
Filed under: a game, advice, bear, competition, etiquette, running shoes
  • One of the concepts mentioned by our Etiquette Coach was the importance of getting ahead of the pack. It is important for students in college to get ahead of their competition. To put things in perspective, in the field of advertising there are about 80,000 new graduates a year, and only a handful of top companies. Not everyone will be able to work for them.   


  • That being said, she mentioned a short story of two hikers in the woods. After coming across a bear, they started  running away. One of the hikers stopped, pulled out a pair of running shoes and put them on instead of hiking boots. “You can’t outrun the bear in any kind of shoes,” said the other hiker. “You’re right, I can’t. But I can outrun you.” 


  • The college experience provides very many opportunities for students to standout from their peers. Everything from internships, research projects, extra curriculars and other leadership opportunities. When employers look at resumes, they pay special attention to these sections, to be certain that they have a future leader knocking on the door. What kind of running shoes did you put on? 
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From the sort of activities you outline, the title ‘Etiquette Coach’ seems a bit ‘odd’ to me.

Comment by Susan

I outran a bear once. Did you know that the average footspeed for an “in shape” runner with virtually no gear is estimated at 25 mph. If the surface was flat and smooth a person could out run a bear as long as they weaved in and out. Bears can run 40 mph in a straight line. Bears are not nimble enough to weave and bob. I would suggest making loud noises while running from the bear. I would not stick around and wait for the attack. I once was clocked running 28 mph but I was wearing a really light pair of running shoes and no socks. I assure you though that I would take my chances trying to out run the bear. In my age bracket I am still considered very fast. Yesterday I was clocked running 4 laps with an average speed of 23 mph.

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