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Good morning, Team Room – First, happy holiday season to everyone! And Happy New Year! At the beginning of this year, I committed to reading 52 books for an average of one book per week. I only ended up reading 44 books but setting a high-water mark mattered! In the end, I went …

  Mindset #5: Reactive vs. Responsive “No man is free who is not master of himself.” – Epictetus In Tron Legacy (2010), Flynn (Jeff Bridges) and Sam (Flynn’s son) are reunited after 20 years apart. Sam opened the portal to the Grid via the arcade and got sucked-in. Now Clu …

Mindset #4: Follow or Lead? The first principle in understanding the gravity of Leadership is: Everything that happens – or fails to happen – in your unit (or team, company, department) is 100% the responsibility of the leader. Everything. Not just the things you can see, or directly influence, or …

“Our mission is to plant ourselves at…a different, sometimes lonely place, the place of truth-telling, about your own soul first of all and its condition, the place of resistance and defiance, the piece of ground from which you see the world both as it is and as it could be, …

“he who should inspire and lead his race must be defended from traveling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily, time-worn yoke of their opinions” – Emerson In October 2009, the Yale English professor, author, and literary critic William Deresiewicz delivered a …

This was too good not to send!  Have a quick look at this guide in the 1963 Office of Strategic Services Simple Sabotage Field Manual.  Thanks Tony Lena for sending. A how to on “General Interference with Organizations and Production”: Insist on doing everything through “channels.”  Never permit short-cuts to be taken …

Doug was a great friend and mentor to me. A wrestling teammate at the US Naval Academy and legend in the US Marine Corps. A hero to many. Read more here. “Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. …

Coleman Ruiz interview with USNA Alumni Association.