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On War and Leadership

September 28, 2018

On War and Leadership: The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf  By Owen Connelly.

This book contains the words on leadership from the writings of some of the greatest military leaders the world has ever known. 
When I was on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, I read this book cover to cover and have read it again since. This book is a must read for every man but especially for mid-teens to early thirties seeing as how it has so much valuable wisdom to help spring board the potential leadership in a young man. 

 

If you're a 16-30 year old, read this book and study it. Don't be afraid to underline the words and write in the margins of books you're studying; pretty books are nice but used books illustrate a transfer of knowledge so if your reading them, go ahead and make them your own by putting your own notes and thoughts in the margins.

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In this verse, we are given the simplest form of character for God’s picture for masculinity which, when embraced, draws us closer to God and allows us to live a better life.

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Reading this book helped me understand some of the barriers I've encountered to finishing projects that I've started. I've also come to adopt some rules that have allowed me to get more done. Rules like being OK with the fact that I don't somethings don...