Give it a rest McChrystal. Great idea. His life story is very inspirational. I love your work and you have done so much good out there., 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. McChrystal had a 34-year army profession, taking out al-Qaeda in Iraq chief Abu Musab al Zarqawi as the top … Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.”. The episode was a great reminder as to the intricacy of the military organisation, and how values – and human behavioural psychology – sit right at the core. Want to hear a podcast related to personal security in the digital age? His book ‘Team of teams’ is excellent – I’m desperately trying to get my commanders to read it. In other words, a well connected guy who was already part of the establishment. Writing for the Morning News, Mike Smith tried to emulate McChrystal’s routine by skipping breakfast, lunch, and all between-meal snacking for one week. 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. Activities? How can we apply General Stan McChrystal’s Team of Teams approach to deconstruct the Silos of public education? He argued particularly for the ability of bombers to sink battleships and organized a series of bombing runs against stationary ships designed to test the idea. My current department boss came into a situation where people were demoralized and scattered, and he worked like a dog to turn that around. Even while he was working long hours at the Joint Special Operations Command and then later overseeing all NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal was eating just one meal per day. There are endless ways of achieving the illusion of certainty through creature comforts. HAHAHAH. Great interview. One other question – what equipment do you use to record these interviews? Learn how not to be an easy target — stream below or right-click here to download: Also, don’t miss my interview with hacker Samy Kamkar. I took a job in Nicaragua recently and needed to learn Spanish, so I downloaded a free podcast (Coffee Break Spanish) and learned the language in six weeks, while cycling or walking to meetings, showering, etc. It has been selected for "Best of Apple Podcasts" three times, it is often the #1 interview podcast across all of Apple Podcasts, and it's been ranked #1 out of 400,000+ podcasts on many occasions. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Loved this podcas,t but then again there hasn’t been a bad one. You always write some insightful comments. This is my favorite leadership book of the year. 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. (Thanks to Brian Oberkirch for the inspiration. Mentally stable (especially under pressure). He’s got that marathoner look too, super lean. Gen. Stanley McChrystal eats one full meal a day and runs an hour every morning, as he has done for the past 30 years. 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. Hey Tim, love the podcast and the Tim Ferriss Experiment! It ended up making the world more unstable. This one is a mis fire under the guise of super high production and leadership. That comment was mostly noise, and overstepped the boundaries on what is acceptable living-room conversation. A key issue with fasting is that it can affect the adrenals. I thought your respect level to these guests in your careful use of polite language, pauses, etc was again a sign of who you are. Sort of like taking a sample of your homemade bean dip and then going off on a tangent to the other guests about how completely overrated garbanzo beans are. I replied immediately, assuming it was just a mistake, but they said it was in the terms of service when I placed my order, and that it was too late to cancel the second shipment but if I wanted to cancel the subscription before next month’s shipment to avoid getting charged a third time I could call their 800 number. In closing, thank you again for consistently putting out FANTASTIC content and thank you for sharing your insights with us Tim. You can have an incredible well funded team behind you, but if they make the wrong decisions. They are made.” They usually have tough childhoods. The tests, conducted off Cape Hatteras resulted in the sinking of the obsolete USS Iowa, and 4 WWI German Battleships. 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? I know that I must, therefore, seize and create opportunities that add unexpected value to the learning experience, and make it memorable. This I think is not achieving much as there are endless leader types ready to take their place. General Stanley McChrystal has a longstanding habit of reading two books at once, even while he was serving in the Middle East. These couple pages start with William Moffett and also list several that were influential as well: