June 20, 2011 – Preparing for new adventures.

A good read, really.

Someone who used to work with me gave me this book. It’s a compilation of tips about how the people who explored Antarctica, Everest, etc. planned for, recruited for, and enabled their journeys.

I wasn’t sure really what I’d get out of the book…but I took it on a recent plane ride, and the answer is…a lot. It is chock full of great advice about how to build a team, how to improve morale, how to coalesce around a vision, etc.

In fact, I dare say it’s the best management book I ever read.

So today, as I cast it on the RID pile for someone else to glean insights from, I remind myself to stay open-minded.

You never know where the next good idea is going to come from.

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