Comparison between Amundsen’s and Scott’s South Pole expeditions

Adopted from the book titled “Great By Choice” by Jim Collins.

Roald Amundsen and Rober Falcon Scott had contrasting approaches in their march towards South Pole.

In the end it was the better prepared and ferociously competitive Amundsen who not only reached South Pole earlier but returned home safely.

The following link from highlights the contrasting approaches adopted by the two and also mentions how Amundsen with his better preparedness and  leadership traits was able to reach South Pole and return back safely.This little story highlights the fact that there is no shortcut for better preparedness and “Productive Paranoia” when it comes to overcoming an “unforgiving environment”.


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