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Why do top managers prefer extreme sports?

Marathons, climbing, triathlon, gliding: top managers prefer extreme sports to previous favourites such as golf. Because they train at risk. And to humility Lorenzo Porro scans the sky from the window of his office in the Brianza area, north of Milan. «If it’s blue and the currents are right, sometimes I can not resist: I leave everything and go flying». Entrepreneur in the furniture sector, Porro has spent most of his 55 years on the mountains, climbing the four thousands in the Alps. Now, however, he looks at the peaks from above. From his glider. «Last year I ranked second in Italy», he says, «but I’m first in the provisional ranking 2016 with 3 flights of 700 kilometers at an average of 90-100 kilometers per hour». Porro is not the only CEO who gets excited about figures related not so much to turn overs but to stellar sports performances, better if personal (in order to share his, Porro has even opened a YouTube channel). And more and more top managers now prefer a 20 km …