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It's Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

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From Survivor to CEO

Pedro Algorta’s story is an unbelievable one. On October 13, 1972, he was flying over the frozen Andes, one of forty-five passengers on a twin-engine turboprop plane that had been chartered by a team of rugby players from his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay. Suddenly, the plane hit frightening turbulence and pitched toward jagged mountain peaks. The pilots tried to recover altitude, but it was too late. One of the wings clipped a slope and was ripped off. The rest of the plane skidded to a stop on the soft snow of a glacier at an elevation of about twelve thousand feet. The impact instantly killed twelve people; five died from their injuries the next day. Among the casualties were four of Algorta’s university classmates, ...

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