When Your Life Depends on It

When Your Life Depends on It

Extreme Decision-Making Lessons from the Antarctic

by Brad Borkan and David Hirzel

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 20/02/2017

RRP  $20.89 $18.95

"An extremely powerful book. Each story cuts right into the heart of the seemingly impossible. It is absolutely inspiring. To me this should be required life reading."
Jean Bartlett, longtime Arts and Features Correspondent, Pacifica Tribune, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury

The harrowing life and death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers reveal insightful ways -- not just for surviving in extreme environments --but for improving 21st century personal and business decision making.

Not all the decisions made by the early Antarctic explorers were good. Yet, during the most trying circumstances imaginable, very few men died.

Why was this?

... and what can be learned from their decision-making to help us with our modern day lives?

When Your Life Depends on It examines unforgettable, epic stories from the days when Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth.

By placing you in their life and death situations, the authors encourage you to assess how you might have responded.

Would you obey a command from your dying officer to leave him behind, to further your chances of a safe return? Would you handpick your crew based on gut instinct and personality only, when there was a very real chance your own survival would depend on them?

These lessons in team work, leadership, camaraderie and sheer grit and determination are as useful today as they were 100 years ago. This book will compel you to evaluate your own decision-making and reveal methods that you can immediately put to use.

Self-help & personal development
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Terra Nova Press
Country of origin:
United States
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