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Last night I had the pleasure of listening to two very different but equally inspiring speakers at the third Business Boost event; a series of seminars/networking events organised to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Keith Brown from KB Speaking talked about his experience of working down a two kilometre deep gold mine in South Africa at the tail end of the apartheid days. Keith nearly lost his life trying to extract the most precious metal on earth from deep inside it. An explosion released deadly gas that is so efficient at killing people, that six parts in every million would be enough to sentence you to a horrible death inside eight hours. Keith and his colleagues escaped from the smoke and gas filled mine by crawling along the train tracks to safety. As he put it, the answer to all their problems lay at their feel, right in front of them – they just could not see the obvious solution to their problem.

Frank Furness is one of the world's most sought after business speakers. Last week he was in Singapore speaking at a business conference, next week he is in Panama City speaking to around 300 business leaders and last night he addressed 50 business people in Mansfield.