The Oarsome Adventures of a...
By Kevin Biggar
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True, brilliantly written story of how one young man solved his crisis by rowing the Atlantic. This is a story about trying to find happiness. There is a strange trick to being
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The Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower: How I Went from Couch Potato to Atlantic Rowing Race Winner
Random House New Zealand
1 May 2010
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Kevin Biggar was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group when he decided to take part in the world's toughest endurance event, the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race, with fellow adventurer Jamie Fitzgerald. The incredible story of Kevin's transformation from couch potato to world record holder was awarded the Sunday Star-Times 'Sports Book of the Year 2008'. His next adventure saw him and Jamie trekking unsupported to the South Pole, and Escape to the Pole tells that story. Kevin now hosts popular TV series First Crossings, in which he and Jamie re-create some epic New Zealand first crossings in rugged settings. He's now an Auckland-based motivational speaker who presents at industry conferences and corporate events around NZ and Australia. He speaks about how to take on large challenges, improve teamwork and about how to get the most out of yourself and your team. Kevin's professional career has included working in problem solving, consulting and strategy roles at The NZ Treasury and large multinationals like The Boston Consulting Group, as well as small businesses and more recently as the CEO of a software startup. This varied background combined with the universal appeal of his adventure stories means that his able to relate to a wide variety of audiences, ages and at all levels from the Board, to CEOs to frontline staff.