Life Lessons from Solo Sailing

What do you learn when you sail solo around the world on a maxi trimaran? Ellen MacArthur shares her takeaways from her 2005 solo-circumnavigation record.

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.