12 April 2022

Review of Audacious Goals Remarkable Results by Brad Borkan and David Hirzel


I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour today for Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results.

I really enjoy reading non-fiction books and anything to do with goals or challenges, so I jumped at the chance to take part on the blog tour for this book.

Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results looks at how three people tackled challenges, achieved their goals and helped to shape the world that we live in today.

The first person that we meet is the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and how he overcame huge obstacles to build among other things the Thames Tunnel, which revolutionised the way we travel today. The second person we learn about is the politician Theodore Roosevelt who became President of the United States in 1901. The final person is the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

I really enjoyed the way in which you learn the history behind each person and that it makes you think about how each one tackled their own challenge. I also liked the structure of the book, each section gives you the history and lots of detail and then ends with information about how they dealt with goals, challenges or problems.

The book makes you see challenges in a completely different light. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys non fiction and books about goals or self-improvement. This is a fascinating and inspiring book that I would give five stars to.

About the Authors

Brad Borkan is an author and speaker who focuses on teamwork, leadership and decision making. He has traveled to all 7 continents, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and has appeared on numerous historical and business-focused podcasts.


David Hirzel is a maritime historian and author. Brad and David have also co-written the award winning book, When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic, about the life-and-death decisions made by Shackleton and the other early Antarctic explorers.