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The Surfboard

By Dan Kieran

The CEO of Unbound spends a week in Cornwall building a wooden surfboard to try and work out how to evolve within his company.

Business | Wellbeing
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Publication date: September 2018

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I started Unbound with John Mitchinson and Justin Pollard back in 2011 to find a new way to publish books. Six years on and I'm finally using it for a book of my own.

It's called The Surfboard, and it's about a week I spent with James Otter in Cornwall building a seven foot surfboard even though I have never surfed in my life. Interspersed with the story of making the board I tell the story of what the last six years of my life have been like starting and then running a company.

I went to Cornwall to build the board at a point in the businesses evolution when I felt I had reached the edge of what I was capable of achieving within it. I had to find a way to push beyond the preconception I had of what I could do. And find a way to do it that was consistent with my personality and values.

It's the shortest book I have ever written, and I sincerely believe it's the best. I'm certainly proudest of this one.

So now I need your help to tell my story. Please pledge if you can, and if money is tight and you still want to help spreading the word is incredibly helpful too.

Thanks for reading. Dan

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