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Work hard and play hard

My friend Kym McNicolas writes and makes videos for Forbes business magazine. This is her latest about the growth of the sport of snowkite among executives in Silicone Valley

“I produce an Emmy-nominated series called, Personal Best, which features executives such as Appleton, who live extraordinary and rewarding lives outside the boardroom. We’ve featured executives who ski across the ice at 70-plus miles per hour in a sport called, ‘Ice Kiting,’ race Miatas at 100-plus miles per hour on the twists and turns of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, who attempt to tame Mother Nature’s wrath kiteboarding and snowkiting, and ones who brave the highest peaks through mountain flying. The goal of the series is to showcase the spirit of some of the most successful people in America who live a well-balanced life.”