Winning against the odds
Inspiring public talks.
Timeless lessons in decision making …
… set in the incredible context of early Antarctic exploration
While our focus is Antarctica in the early 1900s, our work has modern relevance…
Providing valuable lessons in leadership, team work, and resilience that can help you make better decisions.
Co-written by Brad Borkan, a decision scientist, and David Hirzel, an Antarctic historian, in When Your Life Depends on It you will 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 win against all odds
The stories are unforgettable. The decision lessons are timeless.
Brad Borkan and David Hirzel are available for conference speeches, book talks, and media appearances. Click to contact us.
“A remarkable book”
“Polar book of the year”
“Absolutely inspiring. To me this should be required life reading.”
“Absolutely riveting… I can’t praise the talk highly enough. If you ever get the chance to hear Brad speak, seize it.”
“Brad delivered a terrific, fascinating and extremely motivational session at the B2B Marketing Leaders Forum this year.
His passion and knowledge about the great age of exploration is extraordinary, and this made for an excellent addition to our agenda.
The 150 marketing directors in attendance hugely appreciated hearing from one of their peers, and there was a lengthy queue of people looking to get a copy of Brad and David’s book, When Your Life Depends on It, signed at the end of the event. I’d thoroughly recommend him.”
Finalist: Wishing Shelf Literary Awards
Brad Borkan — has a graduate degree in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and has a fascination in how people and businesses can make better decisions. Brad has presented at business and Antarctic conferences, appeared on cable TV in the US, and on Internet talk radio programs. His motivational talks focus on leadership, team work, and winning against the odds. He is based in London and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
David Hirzel is a maritime historian, author, and small business owner living in California. His polar books include a 3-part polar biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, a key player in Scott’s and Shackleton’s expeditions. David’s book Sailor on Ice has been optioned for a documentary. David is a guest lecturer for Viking and other Cruise Lines.