Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker [NOOK Book]

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Running wild in the mountains of eastern Washington as a child, extreme kayaker and entrepreneur Tao Berman continues to run wild through the record books and life. A world-record waterfall-drop holder since his 98.4-foot kayak flight off of Upper Johnston Falls in Banff National Forest, Berman exemplifies his philosophy of "I'd rather die than lose" in both his experiences as a super athlete and his work as a successful businessman. Going Vertical is a parallel narrative of triumph in both areas, bringing ...
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Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker

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Overview

Running wild in the mountains of eastern Washington as a child, extreme kayaker and entrepreneur Tao Berman continues to run wild through the record books and life. A world-record waterfall-drop holder since his 98.4-foot kayak flight off of Upper Johnston Falls in Banff National Forest, Berman exemplifies his philosophy of "I'd rather die than lose" in both his experiences as a super athlete and his work as a successful businessman. Going Vertical is a parallel narrative of triumph in both areas, bringing readers along for the ride as the author pushes the limits of possibility. In chapters such as "The Tao of Marketing" and "The Tao of Risk," he translates the wisdom he's gained performing extreme sports to the dialect of the business world. Going Vertical guides readers into rarely glimpsed realms of achievement and shows by example how to attain the mindset to master them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897327763
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

Tao Berman holds three world records, including the highest waterfall descent. He has also completed more than fifty first-descents of rivers and is a Pre-Worlds champion for freestyle competition.
He has starred in many extreme-sports videos and on programs ranging from Dateline NBC to CNN’s World Sports “Play of the Day,” including two different programs for Discovery Channel’s Stunt Junkies. Magazines from Sports Illustrated to Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone and Maxim have featured him.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Redefining Limits 1

Ch. 2 Child of Challenge 11

Ch. 3 Extreme Teen 31

Ch. 4 Life at the Edge 53

Ch. 5 The Tao of Marketing 83

Ch. 6 Business and Mischief 103

Ch. 7 The Tao of Risk 117

Ch. 8 The Right Stuff 137

Ch. 9 Primed 159

Ch. 10 Freestyle 183

Ch. 11 A Chosen Life 197

Appendix and Index 227

A Brief History of Kayaking 227

About the Authors 232

Index 235

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