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25 July 2022

Guy Rigby 1

Planning an ambitious endeavour, with Guy Rigby

Guy Rigby 1Rowing the Atlantic for The Entrepreneur Ship
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In this interview you will hear

  • How Guy started his career in the early 1970's as a chartered accountant, working in the music business for Chrysalis Records who managed singers such as Jethro Tull and how his career led him to work with entrepreneurs.

  • Guy sharing his motto: "Who cares, wins", - explaining the importance of having a good service ethic, as the key to building a business from scratch.

  • How hitting the 50-year mark of his professional life inspired him to 'do something real and give something back', which led on how he's going to row the Atlantic with one other team mate on a 25-foot ocean marine boat from the 10th December. They will be rowing alternately, two hours on - two hours off - 24 hours a day, for approximately 60 days for UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, whose aim is to develop a generation of social leaders with enduring impact.

What an amazing challenge. You can hear how Guy got on in my follow-up interview with him. And, if you would like to, you can donate here.

Guy Rigby

Rowing the Atlantic for The Entrepreneur Ship


2:20 - Insights into taking on a rowing challenge.

9:18 - From the music industry to accountancy.

11:25 - Avoiding recruitment pitfalls.

16:17 - How networking and business development has changed.

21:13 - The experience of a merger.

22:48 - The legalities of leaving a partnership.

24:30 - Clashing cultures of merged companies.

28:35 - Heading up the entrepreneur’s division.

34:14 - How the Atlantic rowing challenge came to be.

46:02 - Hopes for the race.

48:15 - Preparation and training techniques.

50:21 - An encounter with a ‘ghost ship’.

53:32 - Raising money for Unlimited.

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