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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This High-Tech Startup's Story Starts in Iraq

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How Nic Gray turned his experience as a gunner in Operation Iraqi Freedom into a high-tech startup in the developing space of location-based marketing and analytics

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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

Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank

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This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation.

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

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.

Marine who vanished in Iraq gets 2 years in prison

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Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaving his post and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — A U.S.

5 Ways to Create Longevity in the Toughest Industries

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Ovation Travel Group survived two Iraq wars, multiple airline bankruptcies, 9/11, a global financial crisis, and Hurricane Sandy, each time growing stronger as a company. Its CEO explains how

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Christine: Dr. Carlos Brown Provides Raw View Into Iraq War

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» Dr. Carlos Brown Provides Raw View Into Iraq War Former US Navy Commander (and trauma surgeon) Dr. Carlos Brown was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2006, and at the urging of his tech-savvy brother, chronicled his experience on a video blog, Trapper Los MD. Christine (.net)

US Marine gets 2 years in prison for disappearing in Iraq, Lebanon a decade ago

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AP) — US Marine gets 2 years in prison for disappearing in Iraq, Lebanon a decade ago CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP)

Iraq War veteran sentenced for anti-government plot

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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the

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.

The monkey on our back

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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

General Stanley McChrystal Says the Best Leaders Are Like Gardeners

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War veteran and retired General Stanley McChrystal explains why viewing a leader as a gardener helped him in the Iraq theater The model of a leader as a heroic strategist has become antiquated.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

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Iraq, Afghanistan and the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). REF expanded its operations to include forward teams in Kuwait and Iraq to provide technology to fill capability gaps and to counter the highest priority threats. Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way.

Reblog: VC Cliché of the Week

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Consumer confidence hasn’t been this strong since before the Iraq war. Back in the early days of this blog I had a series called VC Cliche Of The Week. I’m not sure how long I ran it but I did eventually run out of material and phased it out.

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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.

3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans

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A veteran might tell you that they ‘drove a truck in Iraq’. He received a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. by Justin Constantine , founder of The Constantine Group. It’s great that so many businesses are saying they want to hire veterans. But it’s not enough to just say it.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

It combines the same Lean Startup Methodology used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science, with the rapid problem sourcing and curation methodology developed on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq by Colonel Pete Newell and the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

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Iraq bound: Gift-filled shoeboxes to Syrian kids in refugee camps

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A chilly breeze stirred outside Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday morning as Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham watched pallets loaded with gifts being loaded onto a Boeing 747-4

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.

Ex-Marine charged in killings in Iraq is new state vets chief

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RALEIGH — A former U.S. Marine lieutenant who faced murder charges for shooting two unarmed Iraqis has been named as the new director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs

And Then They Came for Me …

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Do you think if we bomb the s**t out of oil fields in Iraq and then take their oil we will create more terrorists who hate us or fewer? Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy.

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.

The mindset of a good investor

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They drew on a contest run by American spies in the wake of the Iraq debacle: Begun in 2011, it posed hundreds of geopolitical questions (“Will Saudi Arabia agree to OPEC production cuts in November 2014?” There were two articles on my Twitter list today about the mindset of good investors.

Want leaders – look for competence and warmth

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It’s unfortunate for him that the Iraq debacle chipped away heavily at both and his legacy isn’t what it might have been. Few people in the UK remember Tony Blair with fondness, but my view is that in his first two terms was a great leader.

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The 7 Secret Habits of Navy SEALS

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Once, when our platoon was preparing for a mission at one of our shooting ranges in Iraq, I had failed to reload one of my pistol mags after the previous night''s operation. Reflecting on your mistakes, like mine in Iraq, ensured I never repeated them.

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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. In March 2011, one of the group''s original members, Clay Hunt , who had been with Wood in Iraq, committed suicide.

The Best Places to Live and Work

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Baghdad, Iraq ranked last among the 223 cities in the survey A new survey aimed at informing employers about how to compensate workers on international assignments findsVienna to be the top city in the world.

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Soldier killed in ISIS operation identified as Oklahoma man

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The first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq has been identified as a 20-year Army veteran and Oklahoma native who had been deployed 11 times toMULDROW, Okla. —

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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How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

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She had no idea that in the last 2 years I had raised $16 million for refugees and we had personally moved 4,000 refugees out of Iraq and Syria — mainly to Australia because the United States wouldn’t take them.”

Why I Continue to Serve

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WOUNDED WARRIOR Halfaker served as the commander of a military police platoon in Iraq.'> After losing a limb in leading a platoon through an ambush in Iraq, Halfaker transformed her life of service in the military into a life of service through entrepreneurship.

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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.

"To me, I was right from the beginning, because it’s my right as an American to speak up and."

Mark Birch

Bush at a time when blind patriotism overtook much of the country during the run up to the Iraq War. freedom speech Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines Iraq War ““To me, I was right from the beginning, because it’s my right as an American to speak up and question our President, have my point of view, have my opinion, question what I want to question, and say what I want to say about our government,” she said. “It’s