Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Entrepreneurial Lessons from Mount Everest

Posted By: George Deeb - 2/19/2014

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I have always been intrigued by the various styles and personalities of people that would put their lives at risk, in trying to summit Mount Everest.  It certainly takes a special breed of person to willingly enter the Death Zone– much like founders of startups!!   Below, I am going to compare and contrast two different expeditions and management styles, to glean some entrepreneurial insights: (i) the failed 1924 attempt by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, organized by  Sir Francis Younghusband; and (ii) the successful first summit attempt in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, organized by Sir John Hunt.

Read the rest of this post on Forbes, which I guest authored this week.

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