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Antarctic Explorer/Author Chris Fagan and Decision Historian Brad Borkan

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Chris Fagan is the author of The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family In An Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole. Chris and her husband became the first American married couple to ski to the South Pole without a guide, resupply or other assistance. Chris has summited Denali in Alaska; run 100-mile trail races through the mountains; canoed the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe; biked through remote Tanzania; and paddled and sailed through the Inside Passage. For over two decades, she has helped Fortune 500 companies develop innovative new products and services through her company, SparkFire.


Brad Borkan is a motivational speaker and the co-author of When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic. Brad’s talks, and his book, focus on the real life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers Scott, Shackleton and others. Their decisions reveal lessons in leadership, team work, sheer grit and determination that can help us make better decisions today, especially when confronting adversity, building effective teams, and trying to succeed against the odds.