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Publisher's Summary

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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Biography/ sales pitch.

I tried my best to get through it. However, the book is nothing more than a biography where the author praises his success. It reads as if the author is pitching his business. A seven hour sales pitch.

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Great read - life will not be the same

I'm glad that I grabbed this book on a whim before reading the comments. Man this guy has a small community that LOVES to hate him. he actually mentions it in the book. I have no knowledge of this ongoing feud but I gained a lot of positive perspective from how Brandon seems to have tackled the issue. The books was a compelling read. I didn't want to put it down. I got the book on audible and I'm looking for a notes companion or else I'll pick up the paperback to copy quotes from, highlight, and reference later.

I'm finding myself quite inspired by Navy Seals turned CEOs. There is a clear connection between successful traits.

I also loved Extreme Ownership.

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Excellent book

Highly recommended, one of the best books I've ever read or listened to. Must read!

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Disappointed

I first want to thank Brandon for his service. Navy Seals are bad ass this world would be a lesser place without them.

The book however is a disappointment. Brandon speaks a lot about being laser focused. However,, as the book goes on, and he tells his story, it becomes clear that he is all over the place. Too many ideas and failed plans. Too many sticks in the fire, etc.

I myself am a self made business owner. My current business exceeds 1 million in revenue and has been running for 16 years. So I have some background in the business world. I did not come from a rich family and I started my business from the ground up, by myself.

Brandon, I’m sure is an amazing sniper and seal, and I believe he is trying to help people overcome obstacles in life and business. But be warned that his advice is not spot on and sometimes even wrong.

One example of Brandon’s failure is the small business association. Let me unequivocally state that the SBA does not lend money to small businesses with no capital, period. If you think, as Brandon states, you can just borrow the money, you’re wrong. The SBA is administers through a local bank. They treat us just like any other loan. You need cash or equity or both. The only difference is that the SBA guarantees to cover the bank of you default. Regardless, the bank won’t approve anything if you’re starting out and think you’re going to be the next big thing.

Anyway, if you really like self help books, then go for it. But be warned to not take it for more than it’s worth. It’s like when you go to a seminar and you’re all fired up after the key note speaker. Then an hour later you realize it was all just common sense.

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Great content for all levels of business

Great and current info here. Lots of great stories and I love how there is a lot of focus on mindset. Thank you !

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mechanical guide to focus

logical building blocks to help focus daily on most important tasks, excellence and life purposes.

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Reinforcement and Belief

A book worth listening to. It has great stories and great perspectives. Realistically a lot of information is already out there, but reading, hearing different stories of struggles and successes and having the information continually into your reinforcement is what makes the difference. 500 people can say the exact same thing, using the exact same words, but it might also take those 500 people before you change your perspective.

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Outstanding and to the point

I have read well over 100 books on leadership and focus... This book brings it to the point is 100pc spot on and simply a must read for anybody who wishes to progress and suceed
Know how to focus? Read this and then answer

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Great tips to entrepreneurial life

i really liked the book. Gave me good tips to take into account in the future when I'll start my own company.

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Great listen for the car and fun

Great way to double the effectiveness of a long drive and or a grueling workout.

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This book raises the bar!

Without doubt one of the best books I've ever purchased. Blown away by the authors knowledge of handling business and personal situations with special ops training and experience offering a refreshing edge. The importance of looking after your own body is given credible consideration too. This is a must read and resonated with me on so many levels, particularly the need to be situationally aware in both business and personal life. This book raises the bar within must read business books but also should included under personal development.

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