Where Are We Now? Rising's Mid-Year Review

Where Are We Now? Rising's Mid-Year Review

By Chris Rising

Economic metrics indicate that the economy is “on fire” with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. Headlines read: “Trump tax breaks giving companies more profits!”. The data shows the fundamentals of the economy are strong overall. In actuality, our view is more like an old cheeky television ad: things are “good, but not great”.

Looking back at 2017 & Forward to 2018

Looking back at 2017 & Forward to 2018

For roughly three million people, the ultimate personal and team challenge is a Tough Mudder race. These races are obstacle courses between 10 to 12 miles long and the obstacles play on human fears like fire, water, electricity and heights. According to the Tough Mudder organization, the main principle revolves around teamwork. In talking with our team throughout the last year, I have come to believe that there are a lot of parallels between running a Tough Mudder race and the year we experienced. In the end, we completed the year in a strong position, we worked well together and had some real wins. However, it was not without its fears, its slow pace and its unknowns.