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Mucker Capital, falling optimism and Stanley McChrystal among week's L.A. tech highlights

A new $45-million fund will allow Santa Monica venture capital firm Mucker Capital to make bigger investments, but it won't lead to a significant change in strategy, said managing director Erik Rannala. The fund, closed early this year and announced last week, is a step up from the $20 million...

Improve Your Meetings With One Smart Tip From General Stanley McChrystal

5 months agoTechnology : The Goods

Dave Whorton, founder of The Tugboat Group, reveals the advice that helped him transform his company's weekly meetings.

DevOps and Winning the Space Race

I love this story from General Stanley McChrystal’s account of the NASA space program in his book Team of Teams. It’s an illustration of the foundation of DevOps principles and is obviously (as you’ll see shortly) not constrained toShow More Summary

Resiliency

First, a brief motivational video. [HT: Lou Rodarte] And then an observation by General Stanley McChrystal in his book, Team of Teams: Prediction is not the only way to confront threats; developing resilience, learning how to reconfigure to confront the unknown, is a much more effective way to respond to a complex environment.

General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take

“Push yourself harder than you think you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself.” – Stanley McChrystal Stanley McChrystal (@StanleyMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever […]

General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

Stanley McChrystal (@StanleyMcChrystal)  retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.” From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where […]

How a 4-star general overcomes his biggest fear

"There were moments in Afghanistan when the idea that you could just blow it was pretty significant." - Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Brad Pitt comedy coming to Netflix

Netflix has acquired the satirical comedy "War Machine," with Brad Pitt set to star as General Stanley McChrystal, adding a major dose of star power to the streaming service's growing stable of original films.

Two Books: “The Queen” by Me and “Team of Teams” by Stanley McChrystal

I begin a book tour tomorrow to promote my new book, an adaptation of Machiavelli’s The Prince for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second “Clinton Era.”  It is candid...Show More Summary

Meet The Press Sunday And Today’s Show With General Stanley McChrystal, Chuck Todd, and Dr. Larry Arnn

Off to D.C. tomorrow to be a part of the panel on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday.  I suppose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech and Governor Jeb Bush’s trip will be part of the conversation, and I will provide...Show More Summary

Brad Pitt to Star in Most Expensive Netflix Movie Yet

12 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

In a coup for Netflix, the star will star as four-star military general patterned after Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Brad Pitt's McChrystal movie 'War Machine' acquired by Netflix

Netflix is getting into the Brad Pitt business. The streaming service has come aboard to produce and distribute "War Machine," a satirical comedy starring Pitt and inspired by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, according to an announcement Monday.

Brad Pitt’s satirical take on Gen. Stanley McChrystal lands at Netflix

Netflix, the global streaming service that brought Washingtonians — er, the world — “House of Cards,” has acquired “War Machine,” starring Hollywood vet Brad Pitt as Gen. Stanley McChrystal. This is a major deal for the former DVD-to-mailbox company that has plunged head first into original and critically-acclaimed programming, according to Deadline. Show More Summary

Brad Pitt comedy coming to Netflix

Netflix has acquired the satirical comedy "War Machine," with Brad Pitt set to star as General Stanley McChrystal. The acquisition was announced Monday by Netflix. It adds a major dose of star power to the streaming service's growing stable of original films. Show More Summary

Game Changer! Netflix Lands ‘War Machine’, Brad Pitt’s Next Star Vehicle

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired distribution rights to War Machine, the David Michod-directed drama which will star Brad Pitt as a four-star rock star U.S. military general. The character is patterned after Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for a time the commanding general of international and U.S. Show More Summary

Highlights From Our Live Q&A With Gen. Stanley McChrystal, David Silverman, And Chris Fussell

On leadership, chaos, and empowering far-flung teams. Fast Company editor-in-chief Robert Safian recently sat down with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell, authors of the book Team of Teams: New Rules Of Engagement...Show More Summary

General Stanley McChrystal: The 2 Traits Military Leaders and Entrepreneurs Share

Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, author of Team of Teams, explains the two traits entrepreneurs share with military leaders.

ACTUALLY, IT STUNK PRETTY BADLY FROM THE GET-GO:  The New York Post editorial today, “As Five Talib…

ACTUALLY, IT STUNK PRETTY BADLY FROM THE GET-GO:  The New York Post editorial today, “As Five Taliban Officials Walk Free, Bergdahl Deal Stink Grows.” [R]etired Gen. Stanley McChrystal revealed last week for the first time that he’d been informed almost immediately after Bergdahl’s 2009 capture that the soldier “walked off [his base] intentionally.” Yet years […]

General Stanley McChrystal on How To Break Down Barriers Between Your Employees

General Stanley McChrystal says insular groups must be brought down. Find out how to align team incentives and create one shared definition of success.

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