Into the Unknown

  • by Jack Uldrich
  • Narrated by Nathan Lowe
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the rumored Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark instead discovered a seemingly endless land whose very existence foretold a future America infinitely different from what had been imagined.
Against staggering odds, these unique men inspired such absolute loyalty in each other and in their group that they are still widely regarded as the most successful leadership team in American history.
Today's leadership adventures unfold in the rugged terrain of business, and who better than Lewis and Clark to lead us through its toughest challenges? Their story resonates with business leaders of our time because they had to:
Think strategically
Make tough and timely decisions
Surround themselves with good people
Manage resources
Motivate the team
Deal with different cultures
Assimilate information from many sources
Balance long-term goals against short-term realities
Learn from their mistakes
Try new approaches
Most importantly, they had to persevere and change course in the face of adversity. Their lessons will inspire business leaders to take their teams to new adventures of great discovery.


What the Critics Say

"Whether the 'project' is a westward expedition or a hostile corporate takeover, Uldrich makes the case that the past isn't so different from the present - or from the future. The parallels between these men and today's leaders are intriguing and well thought out. For corporate types looking for tips, there is certainly plenty to digest, even if the narrative goes deeper into the history of the westward exploration than is needed for a management primer." (Publishers Weekly)


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Lewis and Clark vs Organization Management

An interesting take on the management styles and skills that led to the amazing success of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Informative and goes into some details on the major issues and decisions made by their team.
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- Harvey L. Johnson Jr. "Harvey"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios