Hong Kong host
Surviving the Desert of Death
About the speaker
Rob Lilwall is a person of ordinary talents who, through taking an adventurous attitude to life, has achieved the extraordinary. In the last two decades, he has embarked on expeditions by bicycle and on foot, covering over 80,000 km of the world’s land surface. These have included an unsupported walk across the Gobi Desert in winter; pedalling over the war-torn passes of Afghanistan; and being the first person ever to drag a bicycle across the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. National Geographic have made two television series about his exploits, and he is the author of two books, Cycling Home From Siberia and Walking Home From Mongolia. As a keynote speaker he has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world, with corporate clients including the likes of Nike, Microsoft, HSBC and Thomson Reuters.
Rob’s speeches about embracing challenge, overcoming obstacles and dealing with disruptions both inspire the mind and impact the heart. But what distinguishes Rob’s storytelling is the powerful parallels he draws between succeeding on a difficult expedition and thriving in today’s unpredictable business environment.
Through honest reflections, practical activities and fun audience participation, Rob shares lessons from the road which are easily applicable to increasing our personal effectiveness in everyday life.
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