Brad Pitt stars as a respected US Army general who signs up to lead the NATO forces in Afghanistan. This satirical Netflix exclusive is loosely based on the infamous career of retired general Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hastings’ exposé. Premieres 5/26/17.
Brad Pitt’s got a knack for gregarious, heavily accented military men, and another one is on display in this teaser for War Machine. Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd directs this Netflix adaptation of Michael Hasting’s book The Operators:...Show More Summary
General Stanley McChrystal perhaps shocked many when he spoke out on the chance of a war in Europe — aside from the continuing conflict in Ukraine.
Time: As General Stanley McChrystal noted in the New York Times: “In 2014, 33,599 Americans died from a gunshot wound. From 2001 to 2010, 119,246 Americans were murdered with guns, 18 times all American combat deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Nightclubs have become battlefields. Schools have become combat zones. Movie theaters have […]
Some current thinkers I'd eagerly invite to a dinner party: Yuval Levin Nassim Nicholas Taleb Thomas Sowell George P. Shultz Stanley McChrystal Robert Caro Christina Hoff Sommers Charles Murray Jeff Bezos Henry Kissinger Arthur C. Brooks Tom Wolfe Amy Chua Mark Helprin David McCullough Heather Mac Donald Mario Vargas Illosa John McWhorter Richard Lamm
What General Stanley McChrystal has learned about translating military network organizations to corporate enterprises seeking greater agility and innovation
Stanley A. McChrystal, the former U.S. general, just wrote a piece for us calling for “a service…
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal told CNN that he would decline “any role” offered by Donald Trump if contacted, but at this point the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has not reached out. Said McChrystal: “I have not been contacted by [...]
MCCHRYSTAL IS OUT: Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal: I would decline ‘any role’ with Donald Trump.
“Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is among those being considered as a possible vice president pick for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, sources tell ABC News, the second retired general on the New York businessman’s growing list of potential running [...]
In 2004 General Stanley McChrystal was appointed head of Joint Special Operations Task Force for the US military in Iraq. He subsequently recorded his experience in Teams of Teams published in 2015. In summary McChrystal came equipped for the job with the best technology and the best military training that money [...]
General Stanley McChrystal, one of the most respected war heroes of our time, shares 8 lessons in how to "Listen, Learn, and Lead."
Hillary Clinton in Afghanistan as Secretary of State, alongside Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (US Embassy Kabul Afghanistan / (CC BY-ND 2.0)) Neoconservatives like Iraq warmonger Robert Kagan aren’t endorsing Hillary Clinton for president...Show More Summary
During my coverage and commentary on Operation Iraqi Freedom And Operation Enduring Freedom, I never liked David Petrarus or Stanley McChrystal. As for the campaigns (because that invariably comes up), I didn’t agree with OIF1 or in other words the initial invasion of Iraq, I did agree with OIF2 and OIF3 because 80-100 jihadist fighters […]
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...
Dave Whorton, founder of The Tugboat Group, reveals the advice that helped him transform his company's weekly meetings.
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
A Q&A with former general Stanley McChrystal.
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.
“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 […]