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NEW SPEAKERS: DAN KIERAN + JAMES OTTER ON UNBOUND + THE SURBOARD

02 Feb, 2018

NEW SPEAKERS: DAN KIERAN + JAMES OTTER ON UNBOUND + THE SURBOARD

 

Dan Kieran is co-founder and CEO of Unbound, the world's first crowdfunding publisher. Before that he was a Sunday Times Bestselling author, publishing twelve books. He was Deputy Editor of the Idler for many years and still writes occasionally for The Guardian, Times, Telegraph and Die Zeit.

Dan started Unbound with John Mitchinson and Justin Pollard back in 2011 to find a new way to publish books. Six years on and he is finally using it for a book of his own. It's called The Surfboard, and it's about a week Dan spent with James Otter in Cornwall building a seven foot surfboard even though he had never surfed in his life. Interspersed with the story of making the board Dan tells the story of what the last six years of his life have been like starting and then running a company. Dan went to Cornwall to build the board at a point in the businesses evolution when he felt he had reached the edge of what he was capable of achieving within it. He had to find a way to push beyond the preconception I had of what he could do. And find a way to do it that was consistent with his personality and values.

We are excited to welcome Dan and James to talk about The Surfboard and Unbound at The Good Life Experience in September.

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