BT's deputy chief executive, Dr Alan Rudge, is preparing to take part in the BT Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race. Here he talks with race founder and yachtsman Chay Blyth about the satisfactions of sailing.
'One of the things I find most satisfying about sailing,' says Dr Alan Rudge, 'is the immediate feedback you get from your decisions. It's rare in management that you make a decision and can see clearly that it was the right one straight away. In sailing, if you get it wrong, you know immediately - but if you get it right, there's a great sense of satisfaction that you've done something well.'