Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
by Commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
The authors of this book are both retired United States Navy SEALs who, through the experiences of their years of dedicated military service, devised practical instructions for the business world and life in general. The book describes direct combat situations that the authors experienced in the Middle East, the proving grounds for their ideas about discipline and hard work. Tactical failures in combat and in the business world, are experiences in which one can draw information from to succeed in a second time around. Moving away from placing the blame on others is something that the authors want the reader to understand deeply and to remind themselves about often. Readers will feel inspired to rise to the occasion in all their missions, in business, in society and in life.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
by Admiral William H. McRaven
The dedicated men and women who serve in the United States military branches must endure extreme tests of fortitude and physical stamina during their training. This book details many such exercises, including extreme swimming races and endurance challenges assigned to Navy SEALs when preparing for deployment. Many of the strongest people, most courageous, with the greatest wherewithal, are the ones who we least expect. The stories the the retired general writes reflect a true spirit of heroism, that in many ways echo the small tasks we complete each day. The simple act of making a bed, with precision and attention to detail, in a timely manner, can speak volumes about one’s character and determination. This book was inspired by the author’s commencement speech that went viral and has since inspired many in all walks of life.