Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, by Jon Krakauer

By Jon Krakauer

Greg Mortenson, the bestselling writer of Three Cups of Tea, is a guy who has equipped an international recognition as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. yet, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates during this largely researched and penetrating e-book, he isn't all that he seems to be.
Based on wide-ranging interviews with former staff, board participants, and others who've intimate wisdom of Mortenson and his charity, the relevant Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers a number of layers of deception at the back of Mortenson’s public snapshot. was once his campaign particularly encouraged by way of a wish to pay off the kindness of villagers who nursed him again to future health whilst he grew to become misplaced on his descent down K2? was once he kidnapped and held for 8 days through the Taliban? Has his charity equipped the entire colleges that he has claimed? This booklet is a passionately argued plea for the reality, and a sad story of fine intentions long gone very wrong.
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For two or three months Parvi complied—until Mortenson found out what was going on and ordered Parvi to stop. Raynor resigned. In 2007, Mortenson hired an accomplished consultant to periodically fly to Central Asia to supervise projects. When he discovered irregularities and shared them with Mortenson, 50 jon k r a k au er Mortenson took no action to rectify the misconduct. In 2010, the consultant quit in frustration. In September 2007, CAI hired a highly motivated, uncommonly capable woman to manage its international programs.

A year later, he had managed to raise just $723. ” In September 1994, Hoerni gave Mortenson the $12,000 he needed to build his first school, thereby launching his career as a humanitarian. Hoerni was a brilliant theoretical physicist who in the late 1950s played a pivotal role in the invention of the planar transistor, a new type of semiconductor that enabled the mass production of silicon chips—thereby transforming not only the electronics industry but also life as we know it. ” It also made Hoerni a wealthy man.

Communication is essential to trust. Accountability with transparency underpins trust…. Many of the Board’s efforts to achieve this accountability have been thwarted by Greg, simply by his not responding. It was Greg’s vision and courage that created CAI and caused us to commit our energies. He is a unique individual with many precious attributes. Now, sadly, it is other aspects of Greg, ones I don’t understand, that leave me doubting the future viability of his dream. For his part, Mortenson was elated by the departure of Wilson, Hornbein, Wiltsie, and Uhlmann, and simply swept the issues they’d raised under the rug.

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