Booktober 2nd: “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink

[This is Day 2 of #Booktober! Stay tuned for more recommendations!]

What It Is: A manual teaching key disciplines and practices to make you more effective and productive in your life and career, illustrated by real-world examples from the author’s military and post-military career.

Why You Should Read It: While my description fails to do it justice because it makes it sound like every other personal productivity and business/marketing book, this one really does stand out because Willink brings to bear his years of military service in the SEALs and his experiences as a corporate leadership consultant after leaving the military to provide some simple yet effective strategies for being a more focused, productive, and reliable person. To be clear, if you don’t think you’d find his stories from the Iraq War interesting, steer clear, because every chapter sets up the key principle, then illustrates it with a war story and a business application story. But if you’re looking for something to help you improve in your career or personal productivity, definitely read this book.

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