In 1998, a small craft called the AFR Midnight Rambler defeated larger and better-equipped rivals to win the punishing Sydney to Hobart race. The boat's crew succeeded by heading straight into a storm that its rivals refused to face, and betting on their ability to recover swiftly and efficiently from anything nature threw at them, writes Dennis N. T. Perkins. "Successful teams are able to put the pieces back together and then calmly push as hard as they can," Perkins writes.

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