The concept of “leadership” has a lot of currency these days, addressed in academic disciplines and institutes, and in countless corporate trainings and seminars. Regardless of the enterprise, there has to be some place in any management hierarchy that is indisputably the pinnacle, occupied by a person who is unquestionably recognized “the Boss.” But that … More Who’s in Charge? The Fundamentals of Leadership
This website was never intended for words other than those quoted from the members of the Antarctic exploring parties who risked their lives in the name of science and discovery. However, there is one book so compelling in its subject matter, so detailed and literate in its delivery, that it deserves a mention here, and … More 3/26/24 Book Review: Meredith Hooper’s “The Longest Winter–Scott’s Other Heroes”
–from Raymond Priestley’s account “Antarctic Adventure”– “. . . . Campbell and I went out to look at the weather, and as this was thicker than ever the tent was pitched. We then had hoosh and turned in, not at all sorry to be able to give Browning the rest he would obtain from a … More October 5, 1912: Scott’s stranded northern party on the march
–from Raymond Priestley’s book “Antarctic Adventure”– “July 20, being my birthday, was celebrated with an extra feed and a concert in the evening. I served out another stick of chocolate, six lumps of sugar, and twenty-five raisins per man, and once again we turned in very well satisfied with ourselves and looking forward to the … More July 20, 1912: A Birthday Feed at Inexpressible Island
–from Raymond Priestley’s account “Antarctic Adventure”– “We have had another quiet day in bed, and the wind still blows strongly. Campbell and Levick talk a good deal about future plans and about food, but I am content for the most part to lie and dream about past times, and not worry my head about the … More May 9, 1912: Life in the Northern Party’s cave at Inexpressible Island
–from Raymond Priestley’s account “Antarctic Adventure”– “It was also true that the more we worked outside the more painful were the pangs of hunger, and a hard day’s work meant a consderable accession in physical discomfort. “Our one great discovery in the eatable line, which to some extent neutralized this, was the use of ice … More Mid April 1912: New food source for the Northern Party at Inexpressible Island: Seal’s Blood
–from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”– “11 April. I’ll never get the events of yesterday out of my mind. I was standing outside the hut taking temperatures when I heard someone shout, ‘The polar party’s coming.’ I rushed into the hut to the gramophone to get out the national anthem to … More Cape Evans, April 11, 1912: “. . .the Polar Party’s coming. . .