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June/July 2018

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It’s not often you get to talk to one of the world’s most famous explorers and adventurers. Sir Ranulph Fiennes was in Guernsey recently as guest speaker at a Rotary bash. For someone who left school with few qualifications, and who was deemed by the British army as having no leadership potential, to be named as the world’s greatest living explorer is no mean achievement. We spoke to Sir Ranulph about his amazing list of exploration successes, and about the invaluable role his late wife played in achieving them – all at a time when digital technology and connectivity were no more than themes from science fiction movies. You can read the full interview on page 4.

How times change and ‘digital’ is now part of everyday parlance. In this issue’s ‘Unplugged’ feature on page 18, Olly Duquemin talks about the role AI will play for the business world in the not too distant future. Automation – threat or opportunity?

The sun is out and summer is here (hopefully to stay). So if a combination of a round of golf with lunch appeals, check out this month’s Bite Back column to see if that whets the appetite.

With the proliferation of small businesses in the island, we have introduced a new column looking at the various issues and challenges faced by owners of fledgling businesses. In this issue, Business Brain looks at the importance of sound financial planning.

And one such small business which is going from strength-to-strength is Re-detail, whose owner Ryan bought his first business at 25 and hasn’t looked back since. If you want to give your convertible a ‘just new’ look for the summer – he’s your man. His story is on page 26.

Enjoy Guernsey Connect.

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