ok, so this is technically not about business use of technology...but what a marvelous story of the Hunters and their 7 year sail around the world
The Hunters have benefited from a stream of technology improvements from the likes of John Harrison, an English clockmaker in the early 1700s to more recent technologists like Dr. Jim Clark, of SGI and Netscape fame. Not to mention all the innovations that help with "massive amounts of navigational, structural, and meteorological data" to compete in events like America's Cup.
The chances the Mirchandani family will do something similar are pretty slim. My kids went to a sailing camp last month and hated it. May be as they grow up the Little River Band's words "The albatross and the whales they are my brothers..." will inspire them. And I will have won the Lotto.