My Share of the Task

My Share of the Task
Author: Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN: 1101601426
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Share of the Task Book Excerpt:

"General McChrystal is a legendary warrior with a fine eye for enduring lessons about leadership, courage, and consequence." —Tom Brokaw General Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him. Even as the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand. In this illuminating New York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. And he paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, in one generation, into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror. "A compelling account of his impressive career." -The Wall Street Journal ' "This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative." -Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia.

My Share of the Task

My Share of the Task
Author: General S. Mcchrystal,Stanley A. McChrystal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781101979686
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asia

Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asia
Author: Kaushik Roy,Sourish Saha
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317231937
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asia Book Excerpt:

This volume traces the historical roots and evolution of insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in modern Asia. Focusing on armed rebellions and use of armed forces by both Western powers and indigenous states from the nineteenth century till present day, the volume unravels the problematic of change–continuity and addresses key questions on the nature of warfare. The book looks at eight different regions of Asia: US counter-insurgencies in Philippines; the British initiative in Indonesia and independent Indonesia’s counter-insurgency against its domestic populace; post-World War II Malaya; French and US war in Vietnam; British and Indian counter-insurgencies in North-East India between the nineteenth and early twenty-first century; Indian and Sri Lankan operations in Sri Lanka during late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries; British and US-NATO war in Afghanistan from the nineteenth century till 2014; and British and US counter-insurgency in Iraq during the twentieth and first two decades of the twenty-first centuries. The volume will greatly interest scholars and researchers of modern Asian history, military and strategic studies, politics and international relations as well as government institutions and think-tanks.

Pharos the Egyptian

Pharos  the Egyptian
Author: Guy Boothby
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 0486810585
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharos the Egyptian Book Excerpt:

"This powerful novel is weird and soul-thrilling." — The Scotsman. Cyril Forrester, a young Englishman traveling on the Continent, chances to meet a secretive old man and his ward, a lovely young violinist named Valerie. Enthralled by Valerie's beauty and disturbed by the elderly Egyptian's depravity, Forrester follows the couple around Europe. A sinister plot is slowly revealed, in which a mummy's curse threatens to destroy the Western world. Victorian readers had a passion for tales of mystery and intrigue in exotic settings, especially those involving supernatural powers. This ripping yarn was created by one of the era's most popular writers of sensationalistic fiction. Pharos, the Egyptian is thought to have inspired the classic horror film The Mummy, and its gripping, action-packed story remains an enduringly compelling tale.

Poems

Poems
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1849
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Poetical Works of Browning

The Poetical Works of Browning
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1033
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Edition of the Poets Browing

The Cambridge Edition of the Poets  Browing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Complete Poetical Works

Complete Poetical Works
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1033
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning

The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning

The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1033
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works

The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works
Author: Robert Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1033
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Essence of Desperation

The Essence of Desperation
Author: Bryan Riddle
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN: 1498551491
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essence of Desperation Book Excerpt:

This book examines how strategic narratives are produced, deployed, and legitimized to enable the capture of the geostrategic discursive space during times of war fighting failure. Using case studies, it examines the key actors and the deployment of key analogies that produce a narrative to overcome fragmentation during times of crisis.

Risk

Risk
Author: General Stanley McChrystal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-10-07
ISBN: 0241481945
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Book Excerpt:

'Brilliant and highly entertaining, this book is essential reading for every leader, regardless of age or experience.' - Admiral William McRaven, author of Make Your Bed -------- What if you could learn how to expect the unexpected? In business, like in life, foresight is crucial for avoiding pitfalls and disaster - and yet it's something we spend nearly no time developing. Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has lived a life associated with the deadly risks of combat; he has been forced to analyse and prepare for situations he didn't even know were possible. As a business consultant, he has seen how hundreds of individuals and organizations - too often and to great cost - fail to mitigate risk. Why? Because they focus on the probability of something happening instead of the interface through which any and all risks can be managed. In Risk: A User's Guide, McChrystal presents a new system of responding to risk. He lays out ten dimensions of control which we can adjust at any given time, no matter the context: narrative, bias, action, timing, adaptability, communication, technology, diversity, structure and leadership. Drawing on compelling examples ranging from military history to the business world, and offering infinitely practical exercises to improve preparedness, McChrystal illustrates how these ten factors are almost always in effect - and how, by considering them constantly, individuals and organizations can exert mastery over every conceivable sort of risk that they might face. We may not be able to see into the future, but Risk gives us a framework for improving our resistance and building a strong defense against what we know -- and what we don't. -------- 'A brilliant user's guide that demonstrates how managing risk is about how we lead, rather than getting mathematical equations right.' - Annie Duke, bestselling author of Thinking In Bets and How To Decide 'Measured, meticulous, and filled with practical, pragmatic wisdom from both war and peace, McChrystal's clear-eyed, unsentimental guidance cuts to the heart of our precarious existence. A must-read leadership bible.' - James Kerr, bestselling author of Legacy 'An essential playbook on mastering all dimensions of risk. For soldiers, educators, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government leaders, and everyone in between.' - Keith Krach, former Undersecretary of State and CEO of DocuSign

Day of the Rangers

Day of the Rangers
Author: Ambush Alley Ambush Alley Games
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 1849087687
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Day of the Rangers Book Excerpt:

In the early 90s, Somalia was a country in chaos. As civil war raged, warlords carved out their own territories, enforcing their will through militia gangs, while famine compounded the situation. As a joint US–UN mission struggled to maintain order, the warlords began to unite behind Mohamed Farrah Aidid, who was to proclaim himself President of Somalia and embark upon a campaign to force the peacekeepers out of the country. Operations against Aidid and his strongholds intensified, culminating in the famous Operation Gothic Serpent, and the rescue mission to save a downed Black Hawk helicopter carried out by US Rangers and Delta Force operatives. Day of the Rangers, the latest companion for Force on Force, provides wargamers with all the background, orders of battle, and scenarios they need to immerse themselves in the epic battle for Mogadishu.

Bonding of Warriors

Bonding of Warriors
Author: (Complied by) Bob Hernandez
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN: 1483410978
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonding of Warriors Book Excerpt:

They were men who were just the best at what they did. They had to have patience and a good instinct for survival in the type of covert warfare we were involved in. They also had to have the ability to accept danger and hardship without succumbing to the stress that went along with it. They were good at what they did and they liked it.

Passions of the Mind

Passions of the Mind
Author: Harold N. Boris
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1993-10
ISBN: 0814712045
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passions of the Mind Book Excerpt:

Boris (psychoanalysis, Harvard Medical School) says that while we are going about our personal concerns, pursuing pleasure and ego gratification, we are also being influenced by a force that causes us to identify with the aims of the Group, even if it means we individually fail to thrive, or even die. He synthesizes three approaches: classical psychology; recent interpersonal and object-relations psychology; and current selectivistic evolutionary biology. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Admirals Fremantle

The Admirals Fremantle
Author: Ann Parry
Publsiher: Chatto & Windus
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Admirals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Team of Teams

Team of Teams
Author: General Stanley McChrystal,David Silverman,Tantum Collins,Chris Fussell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN: 0241250846
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team of Teams Book Excerpt:

What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility. McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. Faster, flatter and more flexible, the task force beat back al-Qaeda. In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader. Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the 'team of teams' strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small. 'A bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 'An indispensable guide to organizational change' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

BSN

BSN
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leaders

Leaders
Author: Stanley McChrystal,Jeff Eggers,Jason Mangone
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 0241336333
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaders Book Excerpt:

'People don't quit their jobs, they quit their bosses... The action of leadership is not leading, it's teaming... Leadership is the ecosystem that the leader cultivates' General Stanley McChrystal In Leaders, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be a successful leader in today's world. The bestselling author dismantles the outdated Great Man theory of leadership proving that exceptional leaders are not defined by their personalities or achievements but the environments they cultivate. By profiling pairs of iconic leaders from Alexander the Great and Mark Zuckerberg to Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs to Robert E. Lee and Harriet Tubman, McChrystal analyses how each has responded to similar challenges and what we can learn from them. His research, bolstered by decades of management experience from his first day at military academy to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group, leads him to construct a ground-breaking new paradigm: Effective leadership is not about the leader themselves but the environment they create.