Roger Seiler grew up on the Alaska Peninsula, the son of a bush pilot. He learned to fly at age 17 and his teen summers were spent on wilderness adventures, guiding sport fishermen for king salmon, and as a commercial fisherman on Bristol Bay. He attended Deep Springs College and UCLA, where he was an Honors graduate in film. Roger has made 20+ nonfiction films and was an award-winning filmmaker for IBM. His The Inner Eye of Alexander Rutsch film was screened at NY's Museum of Modern Art and won the CINE Golden Eagle Award. Roger's new historical novel, Master of Alaska – based on letters and reports by Alaska’s first Russian governor, Aleksandr Baranov, and people who knew him – earned Amazon’s top reader rating. Roger will discuss: How to solve problems the Gov. Baranov way. How to solve conflicts with empathy. Baranov's leadership secret. Info: www.masterofalaska.com
Brad Borkan, who holds a graduate degree in Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, is the co-author of When Your Life Depends On It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic. This adventure-based self-help book is based on the harrowing life and death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers during the Heroic Era of exploration between 1901 – 1917. While not all of the decisions made by the early Antarctic explorers were good during the most trying circumstances imaginable, very few men died. Why was this? What lessons can we apply from their decision-making to our lives? Brad and co-author David Hirzel examine unforgettable, epic stories from the days when explorers Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth. How might you have responded in their life-and-death situations? www.extreme-decisions.com
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