some one who can take charge and handle the agression america will see in the coming years. It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. – As the famous saying goes “Leaders aren’t born. Brilliant podcast Tim – so well done. What games are more adequate for how things work now? I always get inspired to do better and beore disciplined. Your best, in my opinion. This guy – How to start a movement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ, I am familiar with Mike Dooley and find his notes can uplift and inspire which makes for leading in spirit . Shame there was no discussion of the role that US foreign policy has played in America’s almost constant state of war; the role that the control of resources like oil plays; the fact that the second war in Iraq was completely unjustified; the absurdity of the concept of spreading American style ‘democracy’ to other parts of the world. Great interview. This was one of my favorite’s so far! It seems our culture offers endless methods of distracting oneself into comfort. Each new type of war is different, we cannot look to wars of the past as templates. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. I work in a type of leadership consulting and former General McChrystals thoughts on teams and leadership is amazing. His book ‘Team of teams’ is excellent – I’m desperately trying to get my commanders to read it. Tim since you’re such an avid reader you should have read Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars” before you interviewed McChrystal. I think the standard questions you ask at the end of the interview are incredibly useful and well thought out. Thank you. Kenneth Whiting, USN, years of service from 1908 to 1943. Many of Canada's frontline combat soldiers are now living in "platoon houses" in villages, getting to know the locals by name, and learning through osmosis the patterns of daily life here. looking forward to reading the book recommendations and also ensuring I have a large bag of pretzels before I start the one meal a regime. Maybe you could set up a test that people could participate in so that you might better find what you are looking for from that type of helper. April 1939, Vice Admiral Ernest J. In my mind, this is about the scariest scenario one could think of: the federal military fighting against your own countrymen. Great show. This is my favorite leadership book of the year. NOTE: Rr Admr William Moffett was lost (along with 32 others) with the crash of the US Airship Akron. I thought your voice reveled a great deal of respect and sense of learning (something a bit different) – this is consistent with my thoughts. The Officer in question is Billy Mitchell, a champion of Air Power who was with the Army Air Corp. Thanks for putting it together – always enjoy listening. Super valuable. I’ve never listened to the Tim Ferriss’ Show even though the titles caught my attention many times! As I leave Afghanistan for the third time and plot my next trip, I wonder what the situation will be like. I’ve had other stream-of-consciousness comments that were well received here before, and think my radar was down for what constitutes adding value versus just noise. Photo by Paula Bronstein, Getty Images. It is the only one international in scope. Chris Fussell (@FussellChris), who also joins the conversation, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, former Aide-de-Camp for General McChrystal, and a current senior executive at CrossLead. Very interesting interview, with another outside-the-(tech)box personality. It's a decision that may have a profound effect on Canada's outcome in and around Kandahar City. I tried to keep it balanced, but I’m not sure what good could come from airing out a random and meaningless beef in this forum. Keep it up! Select Drawbacks For such an interior form onr diet you would comprehend some relatives, and there are some. And 2) They mention the different teams and task forces operating within the military. Few days ago we had the Warsaw Uprising Anniversary, so I heard the sirens as I was listening to the podcast. Juni 2009 bis zum 23. Comment Rules: Remember what Fonzie was like? King, Commander Aircraft, Battle Force, officially issued the guidance document “Operations with Carriers”. The group is being advised by Trump-hater General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired for questioning Obama’s lack of leadership skills.. McChrystal is a Hillary supporter. Your the best! William “Billy” Mitchell (December 29, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the United States Air Force.[1]. I’m colombian and I lose interest fast when something is about war, we are tired of it. His teaching philosophy holds that his students are important allies that he must collaborate with to elevate the learning experience. The best ones have an unconventional mind that doesn’t respect the public opinion. Very well done and I look forward to reading his memoir as well as his new book. I wonder if there is much planning about this and if they have Red-Teamed it. How can we apply General Stan McChrystal’s Team of Teams approach to deconstruct the Silos of public education? Mentally stable (especially under pressure). That comment was mostly noise, and overstepped the boundaries on what is acceptable ‘living-room’ conversation. In the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, let’s not forget that Stan McChrystal led the charge in covering up covering up Patrick Tillman’s death. I think he would be a great interview for you and your listeners. Thanks for interviewing Stan McChrystal. General McChrystal, Petraeus’s replacement in Afghanistan until he was fired for talking smack about the president, also claims to only eat one meal a day. They don’t create a fake image. My weight loss and fitness were not based on some system given to me by a trainer, nutritionist or doctor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell Mitchell was demoted and court-martialed for being a maverick, with the threat of ISIS I think we need a military man as President. He found out that Griz never wanted to know what his men were going through as it was too tough to handle. *Blood sugar regulation during fasting is dependent on mitochondrial capacity, which is upregulated by it. being able to peer “behind the curtain” with these two was very informative. He had previously served as the director of the Joint Staff and as the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives”. And now they take out the leaders of IS. Hi Tim – I’m particularly enjoying the ‘beyond my day-to-day’ interviews you’re doing – Beck, Schwarzenegger, McChrystal, etc. Tim is an author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, investor (FB, Uber, Twitter, 50+ more), and host of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast (400M+ downloads), Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. IT is pushing this faster then most are ready for and they are struggling to adapt. Loved it! I’ve had other stream-of-consciousness comments that were well received here before, and I think my radar was down for what constitutes adding value versus just noise. Sort of like taking a sample of your homemade bean dip at a housewarming and then going off on a tangent to the other guests about how completely overrated garbanzo beans are. It was lovely validation this morning to hear that General McChrystal uses audiobooks in a very similar way to me: for “reading” without making time for it, like when he’s already doing something (bathroom, gym, etc.) A four-star general, he is credited for creating a … He’s got that marathoner look too, super lean. He is called an ascetic and a “soldier monk” in his disregard for the earthly pleasures of three-meal days. I suspect Stan got into West Point based on his father’s connections and career–and therefore wasn’t “Good and math or science” trope would have been impossible for your standard low middle class applicant with no connections. I would add podcasts (no 1. right now is yours, Tim!) "He's one tough boy," says a friend in Washington, D.C., a retired Special Forces officer who worked with McChrystal at the Pentagon. An example would be Tom Spooner, a former Special Forces and Delta Force operator. He's also ordered NATO troops in Afghanistan to adopt a classic counterinsurgency strategy of living with the local civilians and protecting them, instead of focusing on search and destroy missions against the Taliban. I simply started by eating one meal a day (OMAD), following the example of General Stanley McChrystal. 2. What an amazing interview, it has given me a completely different view on the military being someone who supports none violence. This may be the kind of thinking inspired by a single meal a day. Good Communication skills – they can share the vision and the why behind the request. I’m never sure what will happen next! The best leadership I’ve experienced is based on celebrating incompleteness. Since retiring from the US army as a four-star basic eight years in the past, Stanley McChrystal has mirrored on considered one of his favourite topics — leadership — and he is had some important revelations. Please share in the comments. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.”. [57:36], Fanatical audiobook listening habits and book selection [59:36], Why Stanley McChrystal personally attended battlefield operations [1:06:21], Hopeless dilemmas and managing self-talk in high-pressure environments [1:14:31], Who comes to mind when Chris Fussell thinks of “successful”? This situation is akin to interviewing Gen Petraues without discussing his forced retirement related to the scandal involving his biographer etc… In that you are super well read, I have to assume that you were well aware of the “downfall” of Stan McCrystal, and such I’m… disappointed that you didn’t bring up this important area of discussion. I served with him while we were both Army Captains and attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Ft Benning about 35 years ago. Some interesting things came up (like the role of women!!! – Neal, I’d love for you to interview Max Martin. Don’t want to dream too big all at once. Hey Tim! Listening to these two servicemen describe how they navigated through a rapidly changing environment and were successful could not be more helpful to me at this particular point in my career. I took a job in Nicaragua recently and needed to learn Spanish, so I downloaded a free podcast (Coffee Break Spanish) and learned the language in six weeks, while cycling or walking to meetings, showering, etc. They are the ones at the end of the day who must execute on the plans and directions that are given to them. Appreciative and have the ability to recognise and reward good work. I hope this comment wasn’t too long. I grew up in a Mediterranean city where there is NATO and American military base. Tip: Good, loud Bluetooth speakers are well worth $100. HAHAHAH. He resigned from the service shortly afterward. But still I'd before to find more about this man and to good his off for back. Lieutenant General Stanley A. McChrystal, the incoming U.S. commander in Afghanistan, eats just one meal per day. Tim, the veteran, came to know his commander Griz (man up in the chopper). 115 quotes from Stanley McChrystal: 'The temptation to lead as a chess master, controlling each move of the organization, must give way to an approach as a gardener, enabling rather than directing. Please read our Commenting Policy first. In this episode, we discuss everything imaginable, including: – Why he only eats one meal per day, and what he eats, – Tactical and psychological lessons of combat, – Self-talk used before and after difficult missions. So much reverence for their service and training. “Exactly. Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Workweek and Lifestyle Design Blog. I assume you didn’t already know about this so I wanted to give you a heads-up that they’re (mis)using your endorsement IMO. Looking forward to listening to their book. But for the rest, I loved this episode. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The whole reason that was declared for the war, that they had weapons of mass destruction, was false, and even (it seems) fabricated. So, his TAC Major who said “you’ll do great” was really reading into the fact that his dad was a general and he was well liked. I’m glad Mr. Ferriss asked about meditation. thank you for this ep. Hey! By listening and learning -- and addressing the possibility of failure. "I took a lot of pride in my running," the general told me recently. Sort of like taking a sample of your homemade bean dip and then going off on a tangent to the other guests about how completely overrated garbanzo beans are. He antagonized many people in the Army with his arguments and criticism and, in 1925, was returned from appointment as a brigadier general to his permanent rank of Colonel. Controlling, loud people like to think of themselves as leaders rather than admitting that they are just control freaks who need constant attention. I ordered one pack via your discount page for $48.50 last month for an upcoming trip, which they sent and everything seemed fine…. Thank you for what you do, brother! Regardless, thoroughly enjoyed listening to these two guys. Specially if you have no knowledge about armies or combat and you are not a US-citizen. This is a thing and it exists because of McChrystal. Tim, First of all, your podcast interviews are top notch (ex: Laird Hamilton, Glenn Beck, Sam Harris etc…). It’s only difficult when you’re adapting to it. After the war, he was appointed deputy director of the Air Service and began advocating increased investment in air power, believing that this would prove vital in future wars. After listening, I got the book and got through half of it in a night. In two years, he turned us completely around, and working here is very low-stress and pleasant now, plus the work gets down way better than it used to. Tim, I also wanted to apologize for my rant/’gotcha’ following the Glenn Beck podcast. Thanks Tim, really a great interview.A great set of questions……well done as always. With that being said, continue with the excellent work / service you’re providing for all of us. Copy and pasting a section from Wikipedia. Get 50% off your order at Athletic Greens.com/Tim. Why retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal puts everything on his calendar, including when he'll shower Published Tue, Nov 6 2018 9:00 AM EST Updated Tue, Nov 6 … 3. ), Just a suggestion: Any chance I can find the written versions of these podcasts? Then again if you’d brought any of that up I’m sure they wouldn’t have appeared on the show. ", I can confirm his handshake is somewhat vice like, and yes, he has the physique that matches that of a man rumoured to eat just one meal a day, and sleep only four hours a night – in his office. Validity aside (which is also debatable), its a dick move. It is important to respect the culture of the country you are visiting. He is by far the most key actor in a period of time that institutionalized torture, murder (for the first time US citizens without due process) and much more. Learn how not to be an easy target — stream below or right-click here to download: Also, don’t miss my interview with hacker Samy Kamkar. I would love to hear more from these men and women on how to lead from where you are at, no matter what level of an organization (leading both up and down the organization). Keep doing them! It is an epicure’s diet as much as a weight-watcher’s. I witnessed some American soldiers’ displaying obnoxious behaviors and getting negative reaction from the locals. Likewise, the famously fit American general Stanley McChrystal reportedly eats just dinner. Some people get away with it more than others. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. [1:20:21], Common organizational misperceptions between civilians and military personnel [1:24:21], The “Red Team” concept in the military [1:31:11], What are good ways for the average citizens to practice military strategy? But McChrystal's track record isn't all medals. I came up with several questions while listening to this interview, so did other listeners I suppose. Thank you for the fantastic content. Cool. Amongst a few follow up questions, I was wondering…. But, our conversation while in country always came back to the leaders who were calling out the hills. I went to a service academy and didn’t get in trouble but it wasn’t because I drank the Kool Aide or didn’t care, it was because I knew I wouldn’t be bailed out, as none of my family was vis-à-vis the “System.”, His wifes father is also a General I think. “In your opinion, what makes a good leader, and who exemplifies those qualities?” In my personal experience and knowledge, people confuse being a leader with being a boss. The Petraeus version is better known. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? I believe success is highly correlated to execution. Regardless of political inclination or views on the military, there’s so much that is fascinating and to learn from each that might otherwise never cross between ideological silos. The question is: what if that level of efficiency is applied to torture and rendition? Many leaders are tempted to lead like a chess master, striving to control every move, when they should be leading like gardeners, creating and maintaining a viable ecosystem in which the organization operates. They may also be a slap in the face to the soldiers who spend their entire deployments at the rugged Forward Operating Bases. A country and people he feared for over forty years due to PTSD. In other words, don’t be an a-hole when you go to another country, especially if you are not wanted there. Good examples of transcripts are the ones on Chris Kesser’s website (RHR). General Stanley McChrystal explains his personal techniques for time and energy management, including one large meal a day and not very much sleep. Anyway, it was very disspointing in that since your… goal is to deconstruct / dig deep into high achieving people and since we all learn from our mistakes, then why in the world would you not bring up Michael Hasting’s article / book? That comment was mostly noise, and overstepped the boundaries on what is acceptable living-room conversation. McChrystal: Then I go to the gym, where I typically do four sets of pull-ups, with 15 in my first set and then three sets of 10. Critical is fine, but if you’re rude, we’ll delete your stuff. ), how many ours sleep does he get a night as a rule? From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. The B-25 Mitchell, twin engine bomber, used during WWII was named for him. The best on the web. As you often point out your questions are self-interested, so by asking them you are getting better at things you are already good at, but unfortunately some interesting issues get lost. El general Stanley A. McChrystal, del Ejército de Estados Unidos (nacido el 14 de agosto de 1954), fue comandante en jefe de la Fuerza Internacional de Asistencia para la Seguridad (ISAF, por sus siglas en inglés) en Afganistán, así como comandante en jefe del contingente militar propio de Estados Unidos en Afganistán (USFOR-A).Asumió ambas responsabilidades el 15 de junio de 2009. Games? I spent a few weeks filming a Vietnam veteran returning back to the country for the first time since war. Leaders sacrifice themselves for the sake of the people they lead. Don’t eat just one meal a day if you’ve had gastrointestinal bleeding in the past without first talking to your doctor. He shook hands with a couple of the Canadian medical techs there, thanked them, and then deftly dodged my attempt to get him on camera when his staff told me they'd do it on the way out, told me to wait where I was, then left out a side door. By tough childhood, I meant people who weren’t given everything on a silver plate. 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