High Altitude Leadership


High Altitude Leadership
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title High Altitude Leadership
Manufacturer Chris Warner & Don Schmincke
Page By taxinvestor
Page Type May 6, 2009 / May 6, 2009
Object ID 6103
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High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success

Sprinkled with lots of climbing stories from Everest, K2, Shivling, etc. this book takes lessons learned by Chris Warner in leading people up mountains and applies them to the business world.

Although I've read some of these climbing accounts before, it was interesting to hear them again with more reflection on what went right and wrong - then have this insight distilled into sound business advice.

It is not a book about how to lead a mountain expedition, rather more general advice on how to effectively manage people.

Good stuff!

Chapter List:

1. Fear of Death
2. Selfishness
3. Tool Seduction
4. Arrogance
5. Lone Heroism
6. Cowardice
7. Comfort
8. Gravity
9. The Journey Begins


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Inday - Jan 18, 2012 7:42 pm - Voted 5/5

Not the usual, but a must
This book is as much about mountaineering as it is about sky diving. An exaggeration, but an important point: this is not your typical mountaineering book. Instead, Chris Warner autopsies his own mountaineering experiences, many involving instances where he or someone else nearly died or did die. He takes those stories, drawn out as vignettes, and identifies the 9 symptoms that befell the individuals or parties involved. Still, arguably a mountaineer book, right?

The point of the book is larger than the summit, more than the mountains. These symptoms are put in context of the business world, shared with entrepreneurs in mind. What results is a business leadership book about the mountains, or a mountain book about leadership. Obviously, I take it as the latter.

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