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Extreme Ownership

Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,881 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

More than half a million copies sold.

An updated edition of the blockbuster leadership book that took America and the world by storm. 

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. 

Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. 

Extreme Ownership explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif's formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.

Take Extreme Ownership. Lead and win.

©2018 Jocko Willink (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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Outstanding, an actual 'Good Times' read

As a former military officer I thought the modern generation of leadership training would have moved on from what I was taught over two decades ago, it hasn't, just the basics refined and enhanced (with better toys in support).
In my current role as a C suite executive this book served as a reminder of how these military principles should be applied in the coroporate world.
On a personal note, the recollection of training and combat actions bought back memiories. Often I found myself smiling and nodding in agreement.
Great job lads!

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Extremely Good Book

If you could sum up Extreme Ownership in three words, what would they be?

Get after it

What other book might you compare Extreme Ownership to, and why?

This book is in a category of its own!

What about Jocko Willink and Leif Babin ’s performance did you like?

Both Jocko & Leif have a lot of conviction in there voices.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me re-think previous situation I have been in and how I can improve my reactions in the future.

Any additional comments?

Being ex-military I have found no better information on how to transfer skills to the civilian sector. THIS BOOK SHOULD BE MANDATORY READING FOR DISCHARGING SOLDIERS.

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  • Mitch
  • Canberra
  • 03-04-2018

Tested Insight

Read by the authors in tones reflecting their experience, this book offers tried and tested principles of effective leadership in a manner refreshingly free of corporate spin and new-age sophistry. Simple and memorable overarching principles are introduced and then well substantiated with examples from the civilian and military arenas; supporting their potential effectiveness and possible applications to the reader's own life.

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  • C
  • 04-01-2016

Well worth the price

Lots of actionable advice with highly relevant parallels between military experience and its application to business/ life in general. Listened to it twice already. Highly recommend.

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invaluable wisdom

Jocko imparts the wisdom he learnt through his hard work and sacrifice. Don't miss this opportunity.

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Excellent

Amazing book. Loved listening to every minute, and simple to execute the lessons learned. I have begun implementing ownership within my own team and have already begun noticing positive changes. Highly recommend this audio book.

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Interesting concepts

Well narrated by the authors, the book gives clear and structured leadership principles in a manner that can be practically applied

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Everyone should listen/read this

The narrators are easy to listen to.
Fantastic principles.
I have listened to it twice and will continue to until I have absorbed all of the material.

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Great book,lots of skills and knowledge to use

If your interested in gaining new leadership skills that are simple to understand this is the book for your.

The authors do a great job of simplifying complex leadership training and experience in a way anyone can understand and implement straight away

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A Must Read/Listen

Loved it! Great stories with easy explanation of the principles and relevant application to business. Highly recommend.

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  • Chris
  • 29-04-2019

Brilliant and engaging. As expected.

Jocko and Leif deliver in their unique way the keys to succeeding as a leader in life and business.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-2019

Best information, well read. Get some!

Jocks and Leif narrate their book passionately and energetically as if you are there in the room with them. The stories of their service linked with leadership lessons and practical examples they learned, then bought into other fields to show the lessons and tactics work in any area.
I listened to the book over a week or so and had to buy the book as well, just so I could go and mark notes! Great leadership training tool that is amazing and interesting. Thanks guys!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-2019

Take away lessons for every person.

Jocko and Leif apply a wealth of wisdom gleaned from years spent as effective seal operators and military professionals.

For a civil designer without a military background; I easily understood the principles set out in the book. Implementing them to my everyday routines as I progressed through the book made it a quick listen - as I found myself up every day at 4.30am with plenty of time up my sleeve.

I still hear the authors voices echoing in my head still.

Appreciate the content, and highly recommend.

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  • Marc
  • 31-12-2018

Extreme life lessons

This has been one of the best help/instructional books I've ever been through. From the great leadership messages applicable to personal and business life to the battlefield and business cases used to explain he messages, thought provoking and entertaining.

Highly recommended for everyone whether you see yourself as a leader or not.

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  • Derrick Leong
  • 23-11-2018

I found this book insightful and interesting

Loved it. Never dull moment in the narrative, with concrete military based examples of good leadership. Narrator was good, clear and kept things interesting.

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  • James
  • 26-04-2019

Wasted credit...

The first chapter was torture and I gave up during the second! I cant remember not struggling through a book to the end but hey, there's a first time for everything! A first class dud!

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  • N. MacKenzie
  • 09-11-2018

to many army stories

need to simplify the army story's and get to the point. was really uninspired by this book

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