“Spectacular achievements come from unspectacular preparation.”[i] The leaders of the most successful Antarctic expeditions knew this well. So do the most successful of entrepreneurs in
It’s never too late to have another try. Life, business, and polar discovery can all be described as an ongoing chain of decisions, each devolving
There are no bad decisions, only bad results.” Decisions quickly made under extreme circumstances in the face of sudden unforeseen hardships or opportunities cannot be faulted for inattention to preparation or willful disregard of reality.
Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20. The results of decisions—polar and non-polar, extreme and ordinary—are known by their outcomes. The roads not taken lead to obscurity.