Will it make the boat go faster? (virtual event)

Our virtual events bring the same inspiration, fun and engaging experience the London Business Forum is known for online. You can expect the same mix of great ideas alongside new levels of interaction and engagement, taking full advantage of technology.

  • Focus on what’s important
  • Analyse performance to get results
  • Work effectively with others to achieve goals

“Will it make the boat go faster?” was the killer question on the lips of the Men’s Rowing Eight that won an Olympic gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. With this one question in mind, the crew were transformed from one that regularly finished last to being unbeatable.

Ben Hunt-Davis will tell the engaging, interactive and inspiring story behind their success. With Olympic-winning lessons that can be applied to business, Ben will reveal that if you focus on what matters and restlessly seek improvement, excellence can become part of your team’s mindset.

In order to fully participate in this virtual event, you will need a Zoom account, a webcam and microphone. The session will be recorded but will be available only to those who have booked a place on the webinar.

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Ben Hunt-Davis

In 1998, following another disappointing Rowing World Championships, Ben Hunt-Davis and the rest of his GB Eight rowing team decided to approach things differently. The changes they made helped them win a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Ben later co-wrote the book Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? revealing how to use similar strategies to improve performance in business.