When Your Life Depends on It

When Your Life Depends on It : Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic

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Grab a warm blanket. This book puts you right into the action of the life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers. It is filled with unforgettable stories about the challenges and decisions they faced on the ice.

While we might not be pulling sledges across Antarctica in the early 1900s, this book also reveals valuable lessons in leadership, team work, and sheer grit and determination that can help all of us make better decisions in our lives today.

In When Your Life Depends on It, you'll discover:

11 of the greatest survival stories in the history of exploration How to make decisions fast without feelings of doubt or guilt How to improve your team and leadership skills, which are valuable in any profession. When it is right to take a big risk. How to succeed against all odds

Co-written by a decision scientist and an Antarctic historian, When Your Life Depends on It is filled with tales of resilience that resonate with people who love travel and adventure as well as those seeking insights into human behavior. It reveals the mind-set of the brave men who risked, and in some cases gave their lives, for science, discovery and exploration.

Buy When Your Life Depends on It today to learn about one of the most remarkable periods of history and in the process learn new strategies to improve your own personal and business decision making.

"A remarkable book"

Sir Ranulph Fiennes -- the greatest Polar explorer in our lifetime

"The Polar book of the year"

Jonathan Shackleton -- descendant of Ernest Shackleton
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 286g
  • English
  • 194531205X
  • 9781945312052
  • 1,308,989

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"A remarkable book."

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the greatest Polar explorer in our lifetime

"The Polar book of the year"

Jonathan Shackleton, descendant of Sir Ernest Shackleton

"A page-turner with true stories that will sear you to the depth of your soul. It brings to life a time when ordinary people faced extraordinary challenges as they pushed forward the boundaries of human knowledge against powerful forces in a hostile environment. The stories and the decision making lessons derived from them will stay with you for the rest of your life."

David Wilson, world-renowned Antarctic historian and descendant of Antarctic explorer Dr. Edward Wilson

"Absolutely inspiring. To me this should be required life reading."

Jean Bartlett, long-time Arts and Features Correspondent, Pacifica Tribune, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury
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