THE SURPRISING THING I LEARNT SAILING SOLO AROUND THE WORLD

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.

Watch the TED talk that Ellen MacArthur recently gave on the circular economy: it's only short but illuminating and inspiring. Food for thought for a forthcoming Hive mission!