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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
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really liked it

I think Jocko is a pretty cool guy. I follow him on Insta and listen to his podcast.

Cool quote:

These leaders cast no blame. They made no excuses. Instead of complaining about challenges or setbacks, they developed solutions and solved problems. They leveraged assets, relationships, and resources to get the job done. Their own egos took a back seat to the mission and their troops.

Inspiring excerpt:

Discipline in such a situation started with the little things: high-and-tight haircuts, a clean shave every day, and uniforms maintained. With that, the more important things fell into place: body armor and helmets worn outdoors at all times, and weapons cleaned and ready for use at a moment’s notice. Discipline created vigilance and operational readiness, which translated to high performance and success on the battlefield. We sent Task Unit Bruiser SEALs from Delta Platoon to live and work out of Camp Corregidor to train and combat-advise Iraqi soldiers there and support the 1/ 506th Band of Brothers. When the SEAL element arrived, they humbly took on the same habits as their 1/ 506th hosts. Despite more relaxed grooming standards SEALs typically enjoy elsewhere, the SEALs at Camp Corregidor cropped their hair short, shaved every day, and even donned the same ACU (army combat uniform) camouflage as their Army counterparts. This overt sign of camaraderie endeared the SEALs to the Soldiers of the 1/ 506th. These Soldiers had been in a bloody fight for nearly six months, and the SEALs treated them with professionalism and respect.

Note to self: all notes & highlights in the kindle version.

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Reading Progress

March 1, 2018 – Started Reading
March 1, 2018 – Shelved
May 21, 2018 –
October 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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