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.

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3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans


A veteran might tell you that they ‘drove a truck in Iraq’. Founder of The Constantine Group Justin Constantine is an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant who serves as a liaison between the military and corporate communities.

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50 Famous Leaders And Career Advice That Shaped Them


David Axelrod: “Ignore conventional wisdom.” : As the president’s top advisor, Axelrod is a key player in the country’s leadership. Howard Schulz: “Leave your ego at the door.” : The founder and chairman of Starbucks gleaned this wisdom from leadership guru Warren Bennis of USC.

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

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That’s because Joe brings a wealth of real-world experience and leadership to the role. Putting theory into practice, he went to Iraq in 2008 as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, in support of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

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Army’s Rapid Equipping Force on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan finding and deploying technology solutions against agile insurgents. The result will be agency leadership creating new organizational structures that make innovation a continual process rather than an ad hoc series of heroic efforts. How to get leadership behind continuous innovation? “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland.

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.”

Unknown Unknowns


Say what you will about Rumsfeld or the Iraq war, but this is actually a great and extensible quote. Leadership Management Startup CEO Unknown Unknowns. There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” ” –Donald Rumsfeld.

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Transcript of Becoming a Great Leader, No Matter What Field You’re In

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John Jantsch: Leadership is leadership. We talk about his book, Outside the Wire, getting outside your comfort zone to learn the lessons of leadership. The lesson in that was really that here’s how real tough guys act, and I think that there are a lot of leaders and companies that feel like they have to be the authoritarian, dress everybody down, use fear in some cases, as a leadership tool. Transcript Jason Kander leadership Outside the Wire

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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ended up a Marine (with a tour in Iraq), was graduated from Ohio State University in under 2 years and then was graduated from Yale Law School. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Book Short: Innovation and Discipline


You don't have to look too far to see a lot of examples of how the absence of domain expertise and integrated decision-making has led to spectacular failures, from Enron to Wall Street's meltdown to the Iraq War. The Puritan Gift ends on a hopeful note about restoring America's leadership in global industry by returning to our Puritan roots. Tags: Books Business Leadership/Management

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Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

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For targets over uncontested airspace (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, etc.) For example, we can cruise offshore of potential adversaries (Iraq and Syria) who can’t get to our carriers. What spooks leadership is that in Horizon 3 most of the projects will fail.

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How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It


Thorndike first demonstrated the Halo Effect in the military by showing the high correlation among soldiers’ ratings for physique, intelligence, leadership, and character. invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a classic example.) The big business of “thought leadership”.

Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

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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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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 31: Congressmen Dan Lipinski and Seth Moulton

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Marine Corps veteran who served four tours in Iraq, including two tours as a platoon commander and two tours as a Special Assistant to Gen. As a former Marine, he has first-hand experience with the need to speed defense innovation efforts: I remember when my GPS mapping system in my Humvee broke down when I was over in Iraq. Steve: Is the problem with these institutions leadership, technology, bureaucracy that has no incentives to change, all of the above? .

Why I am Voting for Barack Obama for President of the United States

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leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage. success in Iraq and adjust his plans. " Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Eye Opening Experiences Foreign Policy Leadership Profiles Personal HistoryI have been a registered Independent voter since 1994.  Like many Americans, I've given more thought to this election than to any previous political contest.

Who Will Champion Entrepreneurship?

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  A few of the ideas being proposed seem obvious, but are stagnating due to a lack of leadership.  Instead, they require big leadership.    Where is that leadership going to come from? I love Jackson Hole , Wyoming. 

Adam Gopnik, France and the start up world

To a new leadership class, it sometimes seems that America is no longer the human bomb you have to defuse but the nut you walk away from. Its military weakness has been exposed in Iraq, its economic weakness by the rise of the euro, and its once great cultural magnetism has been diminished by post-9/11 paranoia and insularity. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Sep 20, 2007. Adam Gopnik, France and the start up world.