Book Talk: "When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision-Making Lessons from the Antarctic"
Antarctic historian David Hirzel discusses his new book (co-written with Brad Borkan) based on the true stories of survival from the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century. More than a basic retelling of these stories of survival in extreme environments, this book uses the true stories—many of them harrowing in the extreme—to unveil decision-making strategies that can be useful in approaching the sometimes-difficult decisions we face in our twenty-first century personal and business lives. Each chapter starts with a question: “What do you do when your luck runs out?” “How well have you prepared?” “Promises, promises--how good are you at keeping yours?” “When do you take the big risk?” “What is your higher purpose?” and looks at how others, in their own extreme circumstances, made their own answers. From Terra Nova Press, an independent small publisher specializing in polar exploration and maritime history.Tickets