Joint Forces Staff College Reading List: Lessons from the Past

View Original DeM Banter: Another great reading list from a historical perspective What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology Hi Tech Criminal Justice More Info The Military Writers 2009 Book of the Year. Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery Nick Popaditch More …

“Papa” Hemingway’s Thoughts on Risk, Writing, and the Discipline of Chasing Dreams…DeMarco Banter

Been going through a Hemingway phase for about the past year or so...some great life and leadership lessons in his autobiography, biographies and stories... below is a few exerpts of Hemingway talking to his friend about going into writing and pursuing dreams… "Papa" (Hemingway's nickname) I wanted to ask you….I know it is hard for …

Politics of ‘Star Trek’: The Pro-Vietnam War Episode by Andrew Price

breitbart.com / view original Would it surprise you to know ‘Star Trek’ did a pro-Vietnam War episode? Prepare to be amazed as we continue our journey through the conservative world that is ‘Star Trek’ the original series with Episode 45: “A Private Little War.” The Plot This week, the Enterprise visits the planet Neural in the Zeta Bootis System, …

Multi-Generational Leadership by Wagner NYU

view original / wagner.nyu.edu blogger's note: Something I have been pondering for years... and honestly generational issues truly fascinate me.  Culture tells the story of YOUR time, YOUR history, what impact a generation as we grow and mature.  In the military, politics, and I am sure in business...we are at a juncture...Baby Boomers staying loungers, but retiring, Gen …

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path by TAMMY ERICKSON

view original / TAMMY ERICKSON / blogs.hbr.org Bloggers Note:  Nice post from HBR below, but something I have been pondering for a long time...and not made any headway on a theory, but Gen X is just now entering the General Officer ranks in the military.  What will that do or not do for the DoD?  Will we see a …

Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr. by Patrick J. Kiger

entrepreneur.com / view original The record-shattering opening success of The Avengers, which sold more than $200 million in theater tickets in the United States and did about $640 million in business worldwide during opening weekend, is further evidence of an amazing fact: Robert Downey, Jr. not only rules Hollywood, but he's staged an even more impressive turnaround than General …

6 Habits of Truly Memorable People by Jeff Haden

view original / @jeff_haden / inc.com How to stick out in the minds of your colleagues and customers--no gimmicks required. In order to succeed, almost everyone—whether business owner or employee—must be memorable. While you don't have to be The Most Interesting Man in the World, being known is one of the main goals of marketing, advertising, and personal …