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13 Leadership Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

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From the battlefield to the boardroom, these tips are vitally important for success

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Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

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The digital age is bringing creative empowerment and financial independence to women and youth in Afghanistan, priming them to become the nation''s future entrepreneurs.

These Veterans Fought al Qaeda. Now They've Started 162,000 New Businesses

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wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking on the daunting, exhilarating challenges of entrepreneurship. Fifteen years after 9/11, some 162,000 veterans of the U.S. These are their stories

5 Extraordinary Veteran Entrepreneurs to Celebrate This Memorial Day

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After fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, these entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge of building new businesses

US military: Ohio soldier killed in raid in Afghanistan

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military says a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S.

Fort Bragg soldier dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan

Soldier from N.C. dies in Afghanistan

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RALEIGH — A soldier from North Carolina has died in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg solider dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has been killed in Afghanistan

American killed in Afghanistan guesthouse attack identified

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The American killed in this week's Taliban attack in Kabul has been identified as development expert Paula Kantor, from North Carolina

100 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — About 100 soldiers have returned to Fort Bragg after nearly nine months in Afghanistan

Soldier from Maryland killed in Afghanistan

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

Fort Bragg soldier dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan

100 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan

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AP) — About 100 soldiers have returned to Fort Bragg after nearly nine months in Afghanistan FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

Solider from Michigan killed in Afghanistan

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Army soldier from Michigan has been killed in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) AP) — The Department of Defense has announced that a U.S.

After Afghanistan trip, Tillis worried about withdrawal

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Thom Tillis says his visit to Afghanistan makes clear to him the U.S. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina Sen. military must keep a presence beyond President Barack Obama''s projected troop withdrawal

Fort Bragg-based soldier from Florida dies in Afghanistan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Fort Bragg-based Special Forces soldier from Florida has died in Afghanistan FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

Remains of Green Beret return from Afghanistan

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AP) — People have lined the streets of Bay City for the return of the remains of a 31-year-old Green Beret who was killed in combat in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP)

NC Marines, sailors to deploy to Afghanistan

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CAMP LEJEUNE — Some 1,000 Marines and sailors are leaving Camp Lejeune for a six-month deployment in Afghanistan

3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

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AP) — A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Green Beret from Bay City killed in Afghanistan

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AP) — A 31-year-old Green Beret from Bay City who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been killed in fighting in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP)

3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

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AP) — A North Carolina-based firm employed three Defense Department contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan, according to a company news release FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

Tacit Liberal Support of Afghanistan War

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

If John McCain were president making the same decisions as Barack Obama on the war in Afghanistan -- sending 30,000 more troops, backpedaling on withdrawal dates -- my liberal friends would be in the streets protesting. I am not qualified to analyze Afghanistan in a serious way. If you read about the history of Afghanistan, perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise.

Home from Afghanistan, Bragg soldiers get Thanksgiving meal

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The soldiers of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade were able to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Bragg

The monkey on our back

deal architect

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently wrote in Foreign Policy magazine “As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point. Over the last 10

Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

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RALEIGH — A decorated retired Marine whose career as a sniper was derailed by a video that showed him urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters has died, his attorney said Friday

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Iraq, Afghanistan and the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). In Afghanistan in 2002 U.S. Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In wartime it can adapt and adopt organizational change with startling speed.

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

Why this is possible is that at its core the Hacking for X for pedagogy is built around the same Lean methodology that’s been proven on the battlefield of Iraq and Afghanistan, Silicon Valley and the 1000+ teams from the National Science Foundation.

Free Webinar: Why Your Business (and Personal) Credit Matters

Up and Running

A former naval intelligence officer in the reserves, Tim was recalled to active duty and deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2009 where he served as the lead economic development officer in NATO’s Regional Command-South.

General Stanley McChrystal: Centralized Management Is Not Fast Enough

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Retired General Stanley McCrystal, who led coalition forces in Afghanistan, says to beat your competitors, all the pieces or your business need to be nimble and have decision-making ability

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

Why this is possible is that at its core the Hacking for X for pedagogy is built around the same Lean methodology that’s been proven on the battlefield of Iraq and Afghanistan, Silicon Valley and the 1000+ teams from the National Science Foundation.

The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank

Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educators Class with 75 attendees.

Meet the Veterans Launching Nonprofits to Change the World

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In honor of Veterans Day, I''ll be profiling three nonprofit organizations founded by veteran-entrepreneurs who returned from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. We fought with 38 countries in Iraq and Afghanistan," McNulty said.

How This Woman Is Moving Mountains, One Bike at a Time

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Shannon Galpin left her life in North Dakota, started a non-profit and now teaches the women and girls of Afghanistan how to defend themselves against gender violence

More New Florence

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On the Innovation blog The Walking Billboard The next generation of UI Essay Grading Software Home theater with small room and budget The Amazing logistics of the Afghanistan withdrawal The Long Data of the PGA Tour The “Glass Collective” A.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

During his military career he served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and the Horn of Africa. My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

Steve Blank

When Colonel Peter Newell headed up the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) he used lean methods on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate technology solutions to urgent problems.

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The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank

Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educators Class with 75 attendees.

Lessons in Leadership From Warlord 6: A Chat With Lieutenant General John Vines

Peter Levine

You can see the talk here : At the time, he was the only military general to lead combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the post 9-11 era, overseeing an organization of more than 160,000 troops.