Die Trying: One Man's Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits (Hardcover)

by Bo Parfet (Author), Richard Buskin (Author)

In early 2003, a young Wall Street investment banker named Bo Parfet set out to accomplish something very few had done before—climbing the highest mountain on every continent. He was not a professional climber, but what began as a casual interest would soon become a lifelong passion and in just over four years, Bo would overcome the odds and conquer all of the mountains—Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Denali, Vinson Massif, Elbrus, Carstenz Pyramid, Kosciusko, and Everest—with courage, unbridled passion, and determination.

Combining the gripping narrative of Into Thin Air with the adrenaline-fueled drama of Vertical Limit, Die Trying is the incredible story of one man's battle against his own limitations. From dodging avalanches to crossing a ladder over a seemingly bottomless crevasse, to making his way through the Khumbu Icefall and burying a dead teammate at 27, 000 feet, we experience all of the author’s exhilarating, often terrifying climbs first-hand. We travel with him during his near-death experiences when falling into a crevasse in New Zealand and nearly-drowning in crocodile-infested rapids during a canoe race in Belize. And we share the terror of his confrontations with corrupt army officials, cannibalistic tribesmen, and local militia groups. Harrowing and uplifting, Die Trying is a riveting memoir that will inspire all of us to defy the odds and fulfill our dreams.

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Pharmacuetical Outsourcing

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Discovery and Preclinical Services (Hardcover)

by Dr. Marguerita (Rita) Lim-Wilby, Dr. William C. Stevens Jr. and Bo Parfet (Chapter Author)

The cost of drug development has risen noticeably in the past 35 years, with studies now reporting values exceeding US $1 billion.  As these spiraling costs threaten to make the development of new drugs increasingly unaffordable for both developing companies and consumers, it is clear that efforts should be made to address this problem.

In order to reach a broad audience we have brought together authors that can contribute stories across a range of topics. We have addressed virtual companies, portfolio management within big Pharma, and perspectives from CRO's on what it takes to become the partner of choice.  This should provide value to those involved in outsourcing within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector (and within CRO's) as we attempt to present best practices and lessons learned from leaders in the field.

Bo Parfet's chapter is titled "The Role of the Venture Capitalist in Contract Research". 

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They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club (Explorers Club Book) (Hardcover)

by The Explorers Club and Bo Parfet (Co-Author), Jan Jarboe Russell (Editor)

Want a glimpse of the world as few have seen it before? In They Lived to Tell the Tale, members of the world-famous Explorers Club share their spectacular journeys from the depths of the world's oceans to the canopies of the Amazon rainforest to the dark vastness of outer space and all points in between. As we turn the book's pages, we climb the highest mountains, slog through jungle swamps, crawl into spider-infested caves, trek across vast deserts, and gasp in astonishment at the sheer audacity of our guides. All from the comfort of our own living rooms.
These adrenalin-filled moments in the lives of the world's most death-defying scientists, researchers, anthropologists, and explorers redefines any preconceived notions we might have about what exploration is. Captured here is the modern adventurer whose aim has shifted from thrill seeking for his or her own sake to protecting national treasures, preserving the planet, and making discoveries that will benefit the whole of humankind.
These incredible firsthand accounts, ranging from the remarkable to the captivating to the bizarre, are sure to become a memorable part of the exploration lore for generations to come.

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