The John Batchelor Show

Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board & host of M Drucker, Washington Examiner.  Edward W Hayes, Esq. Larry Johnson, NoQuarter. Gene Countryman, KNSS Wichita.

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Gordon Chang, Julia Famularo, Project 2049 Institute. Elliot Sperling, Indiana University Bloomington. David Feith, WSJ Hong Kong. Abheek Bhattacharya, WSJ.      

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Gordon Chang, Phelim Kine, Human Rights Watch. Harry Kazianis, National Interest & China Policy Institute. Dr. David M. Livingston, The Space Show. Heather Knutson, California Inst. Technology. Heather Timmons, Quartz.    

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Matt Kaminski, WSJ. Paul Gregory, Hoover. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs.

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Larry Kudlow,CNBC. John Cochrane, Hoover. John Villasenor,Hoover. Lanhee Chen, Hoover.

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David Drucker, Thaddeus McCotter, WJR. Scott Gottlieb, AEI. Michael Tomasky,

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Tom Joscelyn, Bill Roggio, FDD. Thaddeus McCotter, WJR. Claudia Rosett, FDD.  Gordon Chang,

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Six Essential Elements of Leadership: Marine Corps Wisdom of a Medal of Honor Recipient (Leatherneck Original)... by Wesley L. Fox


The author explicitly notes and discusses the important difference between leadership and management, a difference that is too often missed or ignored by many books on leadership. The significance of the difference between leadership and management is easier to recognize by considering the author's numerous examples of leadership in the Marine Corps. A person leads troops on the battlefield, but a person does not manage troops on the battlefield. The management techniques that can be successful in the day-to-day operation of an organization or office probably will be ill-suited and inadequate to train, prepare, motivate and lead people into combat.

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Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA by Randall B. Woods


Evan Thomas, New York Times Book Review
“[A] well-written, thoroughly researched and disarming biography. What was Colby really thinking and feeling all those years as he performed morally questionable acts for noble causes? We cannot know for sure, and Wood, perhaps wisely, does not guess. Colby's inner motivations were well hidden, perhaps even to Colby.”

Wall Street Journal
“In this carefully researched biography, Mr. Woods provides a favorable but critical evaluation of a man whose undeniable talents did not prepare him to lead America's most prominent spy agency at its most perilous moment.”

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Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye: A Family Field Trip to the Arctic's Edge in Search of Adventure, Truth, and... by Zac Unger


BBC Wildlife Magazine (UK), April 2013
“[A] frequently bitingly accurate look at the circus that surrounds the polar bears’ presence, and at the animals themselves, which go about their business inured to the hysteria their annual routine provokes…The author is clearly a thoughtful and concerned observer who cares deeply about polar bears and their future, and has provided [an] entertaining—and certainly unique—addition to the canon of polar bear literature.”
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