037: Dan Richards: When Should You Quit?

037: Dan Richards: When Should You Quit?

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Dan Richards, Global Rescue CEO, is here to remind you that there’s a fine line between pushing through adversity and putting yourself in unreasonable peril. His company Global Rescue rescues those who walk that line then somehow slip, any place in the world. He shares stories of some of those rescues and what they taught him.


  1. Never underestimate the environment.
  2. You need to correctly calibrate your perception of risk to the environment you’re entering and not just try to push through adversity.

Panel Notes

Joe Desena:
As someone who believes in the power of grit and perseverance, this interview was an eye opener for me. Sometimes the bravest thing to do is quit, and it certainly helps to have help when things go wrong

Sefra Alexandra:
Global Rescue is a phenomenal company + resource, one that has given my mother some semblance of peace of mind when my twin brother is deployed doing disaster response work. I met the woman Dan mentions in this podcast who has solo rowed across three of our oceans. Her name is Roz Savage and she truly personifies her last name (www.rozsavage.com).

Johnny Waite:
Most people will never find themselves in a remote medical emergency – fighting for their life in the middle of nowhere – but not being “most people” I was riveted by this interview with Dan Richards, founder of Global Rescue. He shares some unique life philosophies and strategies, and I am grateful to have his company’s number in my phone’s speed dial!

Resources and Mentions

Global Rescue


  • Video and Audio Production – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Audio Post Engineer – Team Podcast
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz