Jim Whittaker: A Life on the Edge MP3
This is an MP3 recording of Jim Whittaker speaking at a Garage event in 2005. Jim is the first American to climb Mount Everest and the former CEO of REI. His topics include leadership, perseverance, and risk taking.
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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Wow! Thanks Guy. Great recording of Jim Whittaker. I had 3 goals to reach by 30.
1) Get a MBA while working a full time job
2) Quit Smoking
3) Mount Everest (What in the world am I going to do with all the spare time after completing my MBA right?)
I have 5 months before I turn 30 and I’ve completed goals 1 and 2. Goal number 3 became the business I started and The Grotto (the business) is now my ‘Everest’, and this ‘Everest’ is much more daunting than I thought!
Hiking the base camp now…
Thanks for the timely post. Cheers!
Mount Everest….Is This Just The Base Camp?
Check out a great recording by Jim Whittaker . I found the MP3 recording on Guy Kawasaki’s blog. Jim Whittaker, being the first American to climb Mount Everest and the former CEO of REI, talks about leadership, perseverance and risk
Great post Mr. K. He’s a phenomenal story teller while also mixing in business principles.
Thanks for making my day. This was an excellent motivator to carry me through the week!
One can never receive too much motivation, from as many different sources as possible. I feel sorry for all the people running on ‘automatic’, who don’t realize that it’s never too late to improve.
After thoroughly to the speech, I finally got my hands on his autobiography, A Life on the Edge, which I just read. It’s a great book, if you enjoyed listening to him talk, you should really enjoy the book which follows up with more details on the fascinating life of this inspiring man.