Chapter 9 Accelerate the Adoption of Open Talent

On May 29, 1953, Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Getting to the top of the world was a triumph that had been decades in the making. Previous expeditions had tried new techniques and slowly gained altitude, only to fail at the end. Hillary and Norgay used a siege strategy, deploying 362 porters, 20 Sherpa guides, and five tons of baggage. After hiking for sixteen days to reach the foot of the mountain, they established a base camp. Over the next two and a half months, they made several trips up and down the mountain to ferry oxygen and other gear up the slope, fix ropes, and establish camps, making certain that when the window ...

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