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Re: U.S. coast guard searching for ship near Bahamas
There is a great book by Ed Viesturs, No Shortcuts to the Top. He's the most accomplished American mountain climber and turned back from his first summit attempt on Everest when just a few hundred feet away (he has since summitted Everest something like 7 times). He had reached what he knew was the safe time of day to begin his descent.
The premise of the book is how one knows the safe decisions they should make, when sitting in the comfort of their living room. Those that climb safely are the ones that make those same decisions, when actually faced with the situation.
The concept applies to all endeavors that require risk management. Great read.
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