Meet Steve Fisher, a professional kayaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.
When he’s not on the water, Fisher operates a small video production business to supplement his career as a professional athlete, and he feels that the worlds of business and sport–and the attributes that they require for success–aren’t so different.
“I think that what we find is a lot of high-end professional business people perhaps have a lot in common with high-end professional athletes,” he says.
“If I look at a rapid, within a matter of seconds I can tell you if it’s runnable or not. But if it is at all doable, I can do that with a lot of confidence.”