I spent the better part of the last 20 years climbing the highest mountains in the world, an unconventional path that invited envious comments and awe-struck audiences. But I found that climbing for its own sake wasn't enough. I needed to take it to the next level, which meant teaching and facilitating leadership through adventure and the metaphor of adventure.
It's a pleasure and pain salad. It's a game of risk and reward. It's an adventure.
What drives successful entrepreneurs and product developers? After nearly 20 years in this business, I opine it's the adventure. Those who imagine and develop new products stand alongside the most daring mountain climbers, hands held high, when life asks, "Who'd like an extra heaping helping of adventure?"