All posts by Echo

85: Rationalizing Evil Deeds. Burden of Choice. Following Immoral Orders. “Ordinary Men”


“Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland”, by Christopher R. Browning

0:00:00 – Opening

0:06:39 – Ordinary Men”, Christopher R. Browning

0:24:52 – Executioners come in many forms.

0:34:55 – Cowards and Rationalization.

0:53:00 – The burden of choice.

1:22:34 – Why/How can men behave this way?

1:54:12 – Take-Aways

2:18:51 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. Origin Jiu Jitsu Immersion Camp.  Origin Brand.

2:41:25 – Closing Gratitude.

84: Importance of Trust, Discipline, and Creativity in Leadership. “18 Platoon.”


0:00:00 – Opening

0:02:56 – “18 Platoon” by Sydney Jary.  Trust, Discipline, and Creativity in Leadership

2:30:58 – Take-aways and lessons learned.

2:51:11 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

3:18:25 – Closing Gratitude.

83: Your Children Are Watching You. How to Stop Making Excuses. Gaining Credibility Once It’s Lost. Bad Bosses. Warrior Mentality While Getting Dumped.


0:00:00 – Opening

0:01:14 – A letter from a soldier to his sons from a fox hole in Iwo Jima.

0:09:54 – A letter from a mother to her daughter before her execution in Czechoslovakia.

0:53:29 – Recommended strength and conditioning for BJJ.

1:08:46 – Can you gain credibility back once you’ve lost it?

1:16:22 – How to lead a team dealing with the loss of a member to suicide.

1:24:14 – How to manage a team with a bad boss without creating division in the team.

1:30:51 – What is the “warrior mentality” when dealing with getting dumped by a significant other.

1:41:11 – False Motivation VS Authentic Leadership.

2:01:25 – How to stop making excuses if you are a  “chronic excuse maker”.

2:05:02 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

2:29:26 – Closing Gratitude.

82: Struggles Lift You Up. UFOs, PEDs and HGH. Fitness Advice and Tips. Martial Arts. Motivation to Have Discipline.


0:00:00 – Opening

0:08:25 – “And We Go On”, by Will R. Bird.

0:22:27 – “A Rumor of War”, by Philip Caputo

0:38:07 – “China Marine”, by E.B. Sledge

1:0117 – Lessons learned from these books.

1:20:45 – Quick Questions from Interwebs.

1:25:08 – Swimming and/or running for Jiu Jitsu conditioning?

1:33:42 – Advice for shoulder and/or Pec injury recovery regarding bench press.

1:41:16 – Meal Prep?  Or Wing it?

1:42:32 – Best Striking Training?

1:50:36 – Do you take Creatine?

1:52:05 – Have you ever surfed in Europe?

1:52:37 – Getting in Shape with a BAD back.

2:00:34 – Thoughts on PEDs or HGH.

2:02:35 – Thoughts on UFO/Aliens?

2:08:31 – How to encourage a sense of urgency.

2:12:02 – Best Martial Arts training if Jiu Jitsu is not local (70+ miles away)

2:19:01 – How to get “The Desire” to have Discipline.

223:52 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

2:44:24 – Closing Gratitude.

81: Great Leadership Advice from The British. An Anthology On Leadership for Battle and Life. “Serve To Lead”


0:00:00 – Opening

0:14:22 – “Serve to Lead: The British Army’s Anthology on Leadership”

2:15:08 – Recap, Lessons, and the Take-Away.

2:16:39 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes). Extreme Ownership (book), The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, and The Muster 003.

2:41:01 – Closing Gratitude.

79: How To Get People to Take Action. When to Skip the Chain of Command. Sacrificing Short-Term Health to Reach a Goal. What “GOOD” Can Come From a Sick Child?


0:00:00 – Opening

0:00:42 – How to Deploy Decentralized Command when your team changes very frequently.

0:07:28 – How to, and When to Skip the Chain of Command and go above your direct superior’s head.

0:34:20 – How Important is Longevity (a Long Life)?

0:43:20 – Should you sacrifice Health in the short term to reach work objectives?

1:00:42 – How to deal with family members with anger issues.

1:13:33 – How to get people to take action when they over-analyze and over-think.

1:18:41 – Handling a team member who takes “ALL” the responsibility but has sub-standard work.

1:39:40 – What “GOOD” can come from a sick child??

1:55:27 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes). Extreme Ownership (book), (Jocko’s Kids’ Book) Way of the Warrior Kid, and The Muster 003.

2:17:55 – Closing Gratitude.

78: How Adversity Reveals Human Nature. Are You Worthy of Your Suffering? “A Man’s Search For Meaning”, by Viktor Frankl

0:00:00 – Opening

0:18:47 – “A Man’s Search For Meaning”, by Viktor Frankl

0:42:12 – The Sociology and Psychology of the Camp.

1:02:28 – An Attitude. Being Worthy of Your Sufferings.

1:34:59 – Adversity Reveals Human Nature.

1:42:32 – To Sum Up.  Takeaways and Lessons Learned.

2:07:09 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes). Extreme Ownership (book), (Jocko’s Kids’ Book) Way of the Warrior Kid, and The Muster 003.

2:33:39 – Closing Gratitude.

77: War Stories. Mental Toughness and Clever Tactics in Vietnam and for Life. With CWO Roger Hayden

0:00:00 – Opening

0:06:25 – Training and Going to Vietnam

0:44:02 – Differences between Volunteers VS Draft guys.

0:45:26 – Wounded in a Fire Fight.

0:50:20 – More Deployments to Vietnam.

1:05:01 – Kilo Platoon Deployment to Vietnam.

1:22:28 – OP Tempo.

1:30:46 – Blue on Blue and Lessons.

1:38:07 – The Stay-Behind Ambush.

2:01:43 – The Fist Fight with a Big Dude.

2:04:33 – Becoming a Warrant Officer.

2:05:29 – Advice on Going into the SEAL Teams.

2:12:02 – Some details about the Boobie Traps in Vietnam.

2:17:19 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes). Extreme Ownership (book), (Jocko’s Kids’ Book) Way of the Warrior Kid, and The Muster 003.

2:28:35 – Closing Gratitude.