I watched the first few hundred boats through the second weir of the iconic Dusi Canoe Marathon a couple of weeks back. It’s a good place to be — the paddlers are still fresh and full of energy for their three-day journey, and they are close enough together for one to see plenty of action as they shoot through the narrow channel.
Here are five valuable business lessons I learned as I watched from the sidelines:
- Steer the boat
- Don't let go
- Hold on to your paddle
- Keep a repair kit handy
- Know when to portage and when to paddle (keep your eye on the prize)