The man behind The North Face, Hap Klopp, does, in fact, have a really cool job! In Conquering the North Face: An Adventure in Leadership, Klopp intersperses stories of his own adventures, both the outdoor-in-the-mountains-and-on-the-rivers kind, and the in-the-boardroom-and-on-the-production-floor kind. Rejecting the rigidity and traditionalism of corporate structures, he built The North Face into a company that values creativity, culture, and relationships, while upholding the highest standards of value and integrity.
|You may see people TNF gear at the mall, but this kind of extreme adventure is what the company's reputation was built on.|
Conquering the North Face, which is an updating of Klopp and Tarcy's 1991 book The Adventure of Leadership, does sometimes feel a little dated, but for the most part the inspiring stories from Klopp's experiences, as well as those of many other leaders in business and adventure sports, will motivate you to step out and face the challenges of the mountain and the marketplace.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary digital review copy!
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