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I've been putting together some leadership / culture training for work. Largely based on the "OODA Loop" by COL Boyd.


Boyd, John: A discourse on winning and losing. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: Air University Library Document No. M-U 43947, 1987 (Briefing slides)

Burlingham, B.: The 7 Defining Characteristics of Evergreen Companies, Inc. Magazine, October 2015

Deming, W. Edwards: Out of the Crisis, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 1982

Clausewitz, Karl von: On War, trans. Michael Howard and Peter Paret, Princeton, NJ, 1976

Dweck, Carol S.: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Ballantine Books, New York, NY 2007

Department of Defense: Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1, Warfighting, Washington D.C., 1997

Lind, William S.; Maneuver Warfare Handbook, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1985

Klein, Gary: Sources of Power, How People Make Decisions, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999.

Osinga, Frans P.B.: Science, Strategy and War – the strategic theory of John Boyd, Routledge, New York, NY, 2007

Pink, Daniel H.: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Books, New York, NY, 2011

Richards, Chet: Certain to Win – The Strategy of John Boyd Applied to Business, Xlibris 2004

Shanteau, J. Competence in experts: The role of task characteristics. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 1992



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The Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger
 
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War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East, Gershom Gorenberg 2021.
 
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I just finished "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson. What a great book...I was kind of let down when it ended, I so enjoyed the story(ies).


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Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. Great historical novel about the Spartans at Thermopylae.
Now into another by him, The Afghan Campaign about Alexander the Great’s march against the Persians throughout that region.






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Red Storm Rising. All the recent talk about the earlier Clancy novels had me feeling nostalgic enough to buy it.



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"The Forgotten 500" by Gregory Freeman about the rescue of downed airman from Yugoslavia. Another good one was "A Woman of No Importance" by Sonia Purnell, about WWII spy Virginia Hall, what a story!!

Not a history buff but both really was amazed at these heroes.


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just picked up Neville Staples book,

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Crazy Horse and Custer, Stephen E. Ambrose 1975.
 
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Rereading Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.
 
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General Jimmy Doolittle's autobiography I'll Never be So Lucky Again. That man had an amazing life and career. The Tokyo raid was just a small but the best known part of it.


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Just finished Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. (He is also the author of The Martian which was made into a movie). I just read that he sold the movie rights to this book for 3 million dollars. The movie has already been cast.

If you liked The Martian, you should like this.
 
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I am reading a book I picked up in a goodwill store. The book was published in 1961 and is titled "The Lonely Land", written by Sigurd Olson. It is an account of Olson and a group of his friends retracing one of the journeys of the 17th and 18th century Voyageurs down the Churchill River in northern Saskatchewan from Ile de la Crosse to Cumberland House, a distance of some 500 miles or so in open canoes.

I may karma it off when I'm done.
 
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Dean Koontz has written a number of short stories about ‘Nameless’. The current crop consists of 6 books that I downloaded for free on Amazon to my Kindle Oasis. They are about a one day read.

7/4 Update. I just finished the final book and really enjoyed this batch of 6 books. Koontz is a wizard.

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Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert, John Barylick 2012
 
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Finished Joe Bonanno’s autobiography. Those tough guys sure acted like a bunch of middle school girls with all the this guy said this about me nonsense leading to murders.

Now reading Graham Nash’s. Cocaine. So much cocaine. The Crosby stories are bonkers.
 
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I'm caught up on a bunch of spy/action authors, so I've been starting up on David Baldacci. I enjoyed the A Shaw series (all 2 of them) and am liking the first Amos Decker book.

Also just finished "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher and about to start "Fault Lines" by Voddie Baucham, about the dangers of the "social justice" movement.
 
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...David Baldacci. I enjoyed the A Shaw series (all 2 of them) and am liking the first Amos Decker book.
Reading his Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #5, The Sixth man. Going to check out the A Shaw series. I'm caught up on Amos Decker.
 
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The Cold Vanish. By Jon Billman. Its about the searches for missing people in our National Parks. Local author, too.


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Going back and forth between Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series, and re-reading all the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. I’ve read the Killing books on Reagan, Lincoln and the mob, now I am reading Killing the SS. They are pretty decent books.




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