Wisdom Day 20, July 2016: Clean Sweep Jul20

Wisdom Day 20, July ...

Hi, Jocko troopers! Today’s chapter from The Book of Proverbs is just an awesome spring of understanding and insight, especially when it comes to leadership. I hope you can find time to enjoy the whole chapter. As I have said before and will likely say again and again, I just love The...

Wisdom Day 14 May 2016: A Good Leader May14

Wisdom Day 14 May 20...

The mark of a good leader is loyal followers;     leadership is nothing without a following. (The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 14, Verse 28, from The Message, BibleGateway.com) Does Jocko Willink have a following? I wish I could see the numbers charted day by day. The growth rate must be...

Jockonian Dichotomy, Babinian Dialectic Apr07

Jockonian Dichotomy,...

The Jocko Podcasts make me more and more aware of the power of dichotomies in taking Extreme Ownership of one’s life. Dichotomy awareness makes one humble. Dichotomy awareness pushes one toward mindfulness in every situation. The dichotomy is central to much of what Jocko Willink and...

Bite and Ravage Apr04

Bite and Ravage

If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? (Paul of Tarsus, Galatians 5:15, The Message, biblegateway.com) I saw this morning on Twitter that there is a critical hubbub in the media...

Own Your Nose Apr01

Own Your Nose

This post was originally a comment on the Medium post What School Won’t Teach You About Creativity by my great young friend Steve Moraco. Steve is absolutely right about the link between creativity and curiosity. The wealthiest and most philanthropic man I know personally was a Rhodes...

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