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Antarctica - life-and-death decisions - the early 1900's. The only communication is as far as you can shout.    

How Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson risked it all in their quest for the South Pole and beyond, and what we can learn from their situations to improve our modern-day decision making. 

Grab a warm blanket. This audiobook 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 audiobook also reveals valuable lessons in leadership, teamwork, 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: 

  • Eleven of the greatest survival stories in the history of exploration.
  • How to make decisions quickly 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 mindset 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. 

©2017 Brad Borkan and David Hirzel (P)2018 Brad Borkan and David Hirzel

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  • scubaking
  • 07-22-19

Very informative and excellent naration

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Beautifully written and the voice of the narrator was excellent.

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  • Damien
  • 11-07-19

Fascinating

Really fascinating read. I’m not into cold pr the open ocean, so it’s a measure of the book that I Thoroughly enjoyed it. Sad I’ve finished actually.

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  • Lord Shaw
  • 03-08-19

Spectacular ripping adventures

Brad and David have written a book about making decisions that are literally life and death. Each chapter is a lesson, asking you what you would do in these situations. An excellent book to help you focus and improve your decision making, but also a ripping yarn of a golden age of exploration.