– Hone, T.C., Navy War College Review, Winter 2013 vol 66 No 1 https://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/9fe423c2-9276-41c7-be29-04260b8a04c3/Replacing-Battleships-with-Aircraft-Carriers-in-th.aspx. Great interview. They are natural teachers. They aren’t after only personal profit. Thank you for all of your amazing content that consistently adds immense value to the community. 3) What sort of foods does he eat for his 1 meal a day? That’s what was stored and is being recompositioned. Tim since you’re such an avid reader you should have read Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars” before you interviewed McChrystal. It is important to respect the culture of the country you are visiting. I went to a service academy and didn’t get in trouble but it wasn’t because I drank the Kool Aide or didn’t care, it was because I knew I wouldn’t be bailed out, as none of my family was vis-à-vis the “System.”, His wifes father is also a General I think. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Tim – in all the podcasts you invite people to offers suggestions for future casts. Very interesting interview, with another outside-the-(tech)box personality. Mitchell served in France during World War I and, by the conflict’s end, commanded all American air combat units in that country. The question is: what if that level of efficiency is applied to torture and rendition? If we have a mechanism that makes us go and search for territory and power, and – on the other hand -defend our land, territory, belongings etc., then maybe we should, as a culture, have the army as a structure, that makes it possible to somehow organise the possible outcomes of this mechanism (f.ex. After listening, I got the book and got through half of it in a night. Just wanted to let you know that your Athletic Greens offer page opts people into a paid monthly “loyalty subscription” plan in a pretty scammy way. You can have an incredible well funded team behind you, but if they make the wrong decisions. *Blood sugar regulation during fasting is dependent on mitochondrial capacity, which is upregulated by it. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? President Obama is a great example actually. Nice interview. It could kill you, and you will die vomiting yourself inside out. Wow! Very interesting interview, with another A-list outside-the-(tech)box personality. Some people get away with it more than others. Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s ill-advised remarks shouldn’t overshadow the credit he deserves for putting in place the right strategy to turn around a failing war effort. He antagonized many people in the Army with his arguments and criticism and, in 1925, was returned from appointment as a brigadier general to his permanent rank of Colonel. Good site. This approach simply worked for me, and I that was good enough. He is called an ascetic and a “soldier monk” in his disregard for the earthly pleasures of three-meal days. My bad — won’t happen again. I witnessed some American soldiers’ displaying obnoxious behaviors and getting negative reaction from the locals. B-25 Mitchells were used in the WWII Raid on Toko by General James Doolittle. GREAT SHOW, listened to it all! Those rugged outposts have no karaoke, Salsa Night, or Double Doubles, but plenty of danger. But will the McChrystal Diet work in Afghanistan? Juni 2009 bis zum 23. Super valuable. Brilliant Podcast, one of the best so far. 2. This guy – How to start a movement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ, I am familiar with Mike Dooley and find his notes can uplift and inspire which makes for leading in spirit . This would give him or her time to come up with a more discerning answer. A good leader is someone who causes his subordinates or followers to take actions which have positive, constructive consequences for the world. I always get inspired to do better and beore disciplined. Also using the learning from this segment to potentially springboard into a career change. In two years, he turned us completely around, and working here is very low-stress and pleasant now, plus the work gets down way better than it used to. Specially if you have no knowledge about armies or combat and you are not a US-citizen. I would love to hear more from these men and women on how to lead from where you are at, no matter what level of an organization (leading both up and down the organization). Tip: Good, loud Bluetooth speakers are well worth $100. 1) Push themselves 2) Deal w/uncertainty. -Leaders pioneer people. As we know from the history, when people are given high status responsibilities without leadership skills, they cause irreparable damages. Every podcast, I say “I’m going to write Tim and tell him this is my favorite ever!”. He is made to be a leader. If not, have you ever considered serving? I think the standard questions you ask at the end of the interview are incredibly useful and well thought out. Military has the funding so it is powerful. As I leave Afghanistan for the third time and plot my next trip, I wonder what the situation will be like. General Stanley McChrystal explains his personal techniques for time and energy management, including one large meal a day and not very much sleep. Chris Fussell talked about how people need to read and learn about the country they are deployed or visiting. I’ll gladly participate! He married well which is a good strategy for success. thank you for this ep. Would love a follow up with Gen. McChrystal at some point in the future. Critical is fine, but if you’re rude, we’ll delete your stuff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Tillman#Aftermath_and_legacy, Guy Raz Interviews Tim Ferriss — How I Built This — Key Lessons, Critical Decisions, and Reinvention for Fun and Profit (#489), #86: General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness, Ep 48: Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself, #74: How a Computer Hacker Optimizes Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and Hijacks Drones. Might not be as far-fetched as we once thought. Very well done and I look forward to reading his memoir as well as his new book. Audiobooks & Podcasts for Optimal Living. Tim, another great podcast. But still, it’s only a tool, utilized when necessary. Requires that you eat well the day before: High nutrient density. Leaders sacrifice themselves for the sake of the people they lead. but then a few days ago I was surprised to get a shipment confirmation email that said they were sending another pack and had automatically charged me $97 for it. I served with him while we were both Army Captains and attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Ft Benning about 35 years ago. So I thought of course “I am SO AGAINST wars!”, “I wouldn’t allow anybody from my family go and fight!” and so on…But then I thouht about an evolutionary perspective. Amongst a few follow up questions, I was wondering…. Who knows how anyone will look a few months into a diet? and your speakers in the kitchen, steamy bathroom, etc. [57:36], Fanatical audiobook listening habits and book selection [59:36], Why Stanley McChrystal personally attended battlefield operations [1:06:21], Hopeless dilemmas and managing self-talk in high-pressure environments [1:14:31], Who comes to mind when Chris Fussell thinks of “successful”? Inspired terrorists etc. Even though they are people oriented, they need their solitude sometimes to recharge. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the United States Army. Bored and weary soldiers used to line up for a karaoke contest Saturday nights at the airfield's popular boardwalk. – Leaders are approachable, personable people. A country and people he feared for over forty years due to PTSD. My father was a real leader for me and everyone around when I was growing up. Keep up the good work and please look into this some more – you will be shocked. Lieutenant General Stanley A. McChrystal, the incoming U.S. commander in Afghanistan, eats just one meal per day. You have all the qualities of a leader. He was obviously the most successful officer from our class. Chrystal only eats one meal per day. I think Gen. Stan McCrystal could be that man. I suspect Stan got into West Point based on his father’s connections and career–and therefore wasn’t “Good and math or science” trope would have been impossible for your standard low middle class applicant with no connections. Leading by example (getting in the trenches as the boys said). This interview was amazing…I’ve listened to it several times. So much reverence for their service and training. Malc… (Slow carb diet, for instance). They are made.” They usually have tough childhoods. NOTE: Rr Admr William Moffett was lost (along with 32 others) with the crash of the US Airship Akron. 34 years in uniform and not ONE day in actual combat at squad platoon company or battalion level. It is an epicure’s diet as much as a weight-watcher’s. At age 60, Gen. Stanley McChrystal still wakes up at 4 every morning for an intense workout. 2015-07-09T20:59:00Z The letter F. An envelope. The B-25 Mitchell, twin engine bomber, used during WWII was named for him. No quality of the leader is objectively good or bad. Great idea. McCrystal definitely was referring to Billy Mitchell because Mitchell was a maverick who was eventually demoted and court-martialed for his very innovative thinking. I’m colombian and I lose interest fast when something is about war, we are tired of it. It is interesting how we typically hear about generals or CEOs of organizations while lower ranking members of organizations don’t seem to get the same spotlight, yet form the backbone of any organization. Please read our Commenting Policy first. He was implicated in the scandal surrounding the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player turned patriotic soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004. I know that I must, therefore, seize and create opportunities that add unexpected value to the learning experience, and make it memorable. I must say, Tim Ferriss, you are a leader too. But it really lacks in tactical decisions. Thank you for what you do, brother! 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I simply started by eating one meal a day (OMAD), following the example of General Stanley McChrystal. Repeated daily, this equals almost 1,000 hours a year. You don’t sit by and just shake your head and do nothing, about the NSA revelations. Stanley A. McChrystal. I have a question for them and/or Tim – Do you think that you can inspire a culture of adaptability and rapid, flexible action from the bottom up? [1:20:21], Common organizational misperceptions between civilians and military personnel [1:24:21], The “Red Team” concept in the military [1:31:11], What are good ways for the average citizens to practice military strategy? Or when you didn’t eat right the day before. Kenneth Whiting, USN, years of service from 1908 to 1943. Thank you for this compelling interview. 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Please let me know, Learn more about the McChrystal Group and, On the role of an aide-de-camp (ADC) [13:21], How Chris Fussell reduced friction as Stanley McChrystal’s ADC [15:46], Stanley McChrystal’s daily exercise habits and why they’re important [19:36], Most gifted books for those entering combat situations [28:21], On West Point: Slugs and Area Tours [31:01], On mischief in school and success in the Army [34:11], How peer reviews worked at West Point [35:11], On vetting applicants for important positions [38:11], Stanley McChrystal’s selection criteria for candidates [47:11], Why Chris Fussell left the service early and defining “intelligence fusion cells” [53:21], The most underrated military leaders? This interview changed my perspective on the army a little. As such, I was expecting another excellent interview with General McCrystal, however you never brought up the “elephant in the room”; ie even when he mentioned tangentially the “Rolling Stone article”, it appeared that you didn’t hear it (did you guys have some agreement ahead of time to avoid this topic?). Is a new star general like McChrystal what it takes to finally bring the war against the Taliban to a tipping point? It was Billy Mitchell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell who shocked and awed the Navy and the Secretary of War into admitting this by his demo of 1 plane sinking some mothballed captured warships. In 1982 a freshly minted army captain named Stanley McChrystal arrived at Fort Stewart, Ga., and was invited for a run by a more experienced captain named David Petraeus. ISAF Commander General Stanley A. McChrystal, 55, sits in a helicopter after a lengthy conference meeting with military officials at the forward operating base (FOB) Walton, outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Great interview Tim! Which is a good thing. Ok, I should get the dust out of my eyes and try it THANKS! Same for Gen. McChrystal? So this all acts as fuel when recruiting people into IS. On day one I eat as normal. Loved this podcast, but then again I haven’t heard an uninspiring one yet. What if some of these teams/units differed as to the prime goal in an emergency situation wherein they were given a directive in direct opposition to some of their countrymen — or even local police — inside their own country? Not all of them were like that, but those bad apples did enough to give bad name to the rest. The geography is different, and a lot of Western armies are starting to show signs of battle fatigue. His mind was 100 years ahead of his time. The tests, conducted off Cape Hatteras resulted in the sinking of the obsolete USS Iowa, and 4 WWI German Battleships. I’ve had a number of bosses who have both shown and lacked these qualities. Stanley McChrystal sits aboard a helicopter during active duty in 2009. HAHAHAH. Regardless of political inclination or views on the military, there’s so much that is fascinating and to learn from each that might otherwise never cross between ideological silos. I love your work and you have done so much good out there. Gen. Stanley McChrystal eats one full meal a day and runs an hour every morning, as he has done for the past 30 years. I’ve had other stream-of-consciousness comments that were well received here before, and I think my radar was down for what constitutes adding value versus just noise. So, his TAC Major who said “you’ll do great” was really reading into the fact that his dad was a general and he was well liked. would also love to know there night time rituals, ie what time do they sleep , how many hours of sleep, do they review the day, do they do planning, do they ask their subconscious brain to think about something in their sleep etc. Activities? This is followed by an hour sucked into the internet’s black hole, making the post-lunch slump last two and a half hours. Give it a test run.. I spent a few weeks filming a Vietnam veteran returning back to the country for the first time since war. A four-star general, he is credited for creating a … McChrystal is a war criminal, not a role model http://bit.ly/1LW8ull. (Intense exercise and yoga was their meditation.) This was one of my favorite’s so far! Queen Elizabeth’s deepfake Christmas message a ‘stark warning’, ‘A legal first’: B.C. Mandeep is a co-founder of Canada’s largest university marketing competition, Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec. This one is a mis fire under the guise of super high production and leadership. Maybe you could set up a test that people could participate in so that you might better find what you are looking for from that type of helper. Since retiring from the US army as a four-star basic eight years in the past, Stanley McChrystal has mirrored on considered one of his favourite topics — leadership — and he is had some important revelations. I believe success is highly correlated to execution. I’ve never listened to the Tim Ferriss’ Show even though the titles caught my attention many times! I don’t want to highjack the thread any more but it had to be said. “Exactly. I have been a long time fan of your books, podcast and most recently, your TV show. 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