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Making Better Decisions Under Pressure
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A former Navy SEAL sniper turned media CEO and New York Times best-selling author teaches business leaders how to make the best decisions under pressure.

Over his four deployments as a Navy SEAL sniper, Brandon Webb learned all about performing while experiencing heart-pounding stress. After returning to civilian life, he started his first business venture - and failed miserably. He realized that his big mistake was neglecting to apply what he already knew about focus under pressure. By drawing on the lessons of his SEAL training and early business struggles, Webb went on to build a second business, a media network called Hurricane, which today has an audience of millions and a valuation over $100 million.

Now Webb deconstructs the decision-making DNA of the most effective snipers and shows you how to develop the same mental acuity in civilian life. Drawing on stories from his own experiences and those of other Special Operations warriors and great entrepreneurs, like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, and Betsy Morgan of The Huffington Post and TheBlaze, he teaches you how to have total situational awareness to stay out of danger and adapt to changing circumstances, to avoid the trap of overanalysis, and to understand that pain is temporary and learning is priceless.

By following in the path of a generation of legendary snipers, you'll find the clarity of mind you need to make key decisions and accomplish your mission, whatever it takes.

©2017 Brandon Webb and John David Mann (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Great audio book with very valuable lessions which could be transferes to life and business. Really enjoyed it!

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Pretty much an autobiography, lacks generalization

The author presents his own (and, in short, some others') business life as a case for the importance of what he understands of focus, that is "front sight focus", "total situational awareness", "violence of action" and elaborates on excellence, learning from failure, team spirit and leadership in further chapters. Unfortunately the whole work pretty much limits itself to convince the listener how important those aspects are rather than offering strategies and models of how to actually implement them.
In addition, all those supposedly telling stories from the military dont appeal to me in the slightest and one common denominator between most of the other cases/"Profiles" seems to be that they cared about their personal gains much more than about their values. I'd personally not dare to describe some of those stories as models for success.