Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL who participated in the Iraq war.
Former Navy SEAL’s are rarely public about their experiences but Jocko is an exception. He participated in a podcast interview with Tim Ferriss back in September 2015 and, likely as a result of the positive experience, has been hosting his own podcast on leadership since December 2015.
I have yet to listen to the podcasts on Jocko’s website, but I found his interview with Tim fascinating. His views on life, which are largely defined by the cruelties he saw in war, help put everything else (like business and politics) in perspective.
Also published on Medium.