The Surfboard is Dan s Kieran account of a week he spent in Cornwall building a seven-foot surfboard, even though he had never surfed in his life. Interspersed with the story of making the board the intricate craft he had to learn, and the clarity of mind that came with that challenge are reflections on the last six years; the obstacles, rewards and realisations he encountered while starting and then running a successful company. He went to Cornwall at a time when he felt he had reached the limit of his development as a person and as a leader: he had to find a way to push beyond his preconception of what he could do. This startlingly honest and original book is an indispensable guide to exceeding your own limitations and making great things for their own sake, out of love.
AUTHOR: Dan is co-founder and CEO of Unbound. Before that he was a Sunday Times bestselling author, publishing twelve books including Crap Towns, The Idle Traveller and Three Men in A Float. He was Deputy Editor of The Idler for many years and still writes occasionally for the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and Die Zeit. He has given talks and workshops on raising money, entrepreneurship and how to have ideas at the Do Lectures, Cambridge University and the European Parliament.