From Caspar's Chart Table
When I was 14, I repaired an abandoned dinghy and launched my first business catching and selling crabs and lobsters in South Devon.
I'd wake early to listen to the 5:50am Shipping Forecast to know what the weather would be and whether it would be safe to go to sea and put my fishing gear out. The sound of the shipping areas and the forecasts are incredibly evocative. Names like Dover, Wight, Portland and Plymouth became part of my growing up narrative.
It was a moving moment to share the stage last week with the voice of the Shipping Forecast, Zeb Soames where we were both interviewed by Sky Sports Alec Wilkinson in the Legends Theatre at the London Boat Show.
It was also a fascinating behind the scenes insight into how the Forecast is prepared and read out (dead on 9 minutes) and yes his voice sounds just as amazing in real life as it does on the airwaves.
Leadership Tip (and our new kitchen)
My Leadership tip of the week (and our new kitchen) - the video is 1 min 43 seconds long
What is Brave?
Brave is what happens when you truly decide and commit to the future you imagine.
Brave is when you follow your instinct and step into uncertainty to make it happen.
It’s there that you discover the magic of the world urging you forwards and putting things in your path that you could never have imagined.
This made me laugh
4 Habits of Successful People
I enjoyed reading Simon Sinek on Virgins website this week with this:
"Don’t be afraid to ‘try, try and try again’. Successful people see failure as part of the path to success and many of the most successful people have gone bust, then started again.”
The full article is here.