determination carried their fathers to the top of Mount Everest in 1953. Today,
Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay can talk about the historic
accomplishment of their fathers with an interesting and personal perspective.
harshest natural elements on Earth, Hillary and Norgay have each matched their
fathers' 1953 conquest of the world's highest mountain. Drawing upon their
separate experiences of conquering the summit, they are helping to make a 2003
National Geographic documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the first
leader for the IMAX film expedition, conquered Mount Everest in 1996. This expedition,
made famous in Jon Krakauer's bestseller Into Thin Air, took place during that
year's ill-fated and tragic climbing season. Norgay's recent book, Touching My
Father's Soul puts the Everest experience in the context of his Buddhist belief
and the indigenous Sherpa culture.
Hillary, who has
actually reached the Everest peak twice, has been featured on the Late Show
With David Letterman and Good Morning America via satellite from Antarctica.
His literary achievements have been published in The New York Times and
numerous daily newspapers. He is a powerful and dynamic speaker who has a
wealth of stories to tell from a lifetime of high adventure.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.