Bushcraft 101: a field guide to the art of wilderness survival – Dave Canturbury
First found Dave on the TV show Dual Survival in 2010. I have since attended his training in Ohio, and Dave is the real deal. If you are looking to add to your outdoor skills, this is the book to get.
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why – Laurence Gonzales
The most important asset in a survival situation is your mind and ability to handle stress. Same lessons apply to our everyday life.
Can’t hurt me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds – David Goggins
This book has become my go-to help for maintaining my drive. Goggins is raw, truthful, and illustrates that anyone can accomplish what they put their mind to. Never heard of him, watch this.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Jocko and Leif have seen some of the worst combat situations in the modern era. The leadership philosophy that made the difference between life and death for them is revealed with stories from both the military world and the business world.
The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent – Mike Sarraille and George Randle
This book affirmed my approach to hiring. Character and attitude over experience. Mike Sarraille and George Randle reveal the qualities that Special Forces look for in their candidates and how to relate these same qualities when hiring for business. My favorite quote “Experience tells you where someone has been, character tells you where they are going.”