AUTHOR BLOG

“Bronze Rules” finally available

The 35 Leadership case studies I wrote under the title “A Navy Admiral’s Bonze Rules: Managing Risk and Leadership,” will finally be available from Naval Institute this August. Publishing became a much longer road than usual after The Institute underwent some internal restructuring. These studies fulfill a dual role; they fill in previous holes in […]

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Dr. Jay Davis

I met Dr. Jay Davis when he left his job running his accelerator laboratory at Lawrence Livermore (and his occasional stints as a world-roving United Nations nuclear weapons inspector) to come to the Pentagon to become the first Director of the several thousand-person Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  When I was first mentoring young scientists and […]

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Bronze Rules on Leadership

Venture capitalists often are the most difficult men and women to be defined. This is true of Bob McCormack, who found time to serve the Reagan and Bush Administrations while he was also helping build some of the key blocks of American industry. I have had the pleasure of working with Admiral David Oliver while […]

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Admiral Jim Hogg.

Admiral Jim Hogg was the Commander of the Seventh Fleet and then Director of Naval Warfare the two times I worked for him. He also served as the US Representative to the NATO Military Committee. For the last twenty years he has been one of the key Navy intellectual forces as Director of the Chief […]

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Ann Zumwalt Cuppola — Leadership & Risk

If you knew her father, and spend time around Navy citizens, you eventually meet Ann Zumwalt Cuppola. Just as inevitably, you are impressed. She is a chip off both her Mother’s and Father’s blocks. We are both familiar with many of the same people and challenges. I shared a draft of this book with her. […]

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More Leadership & Risk

Ralph Crosby is a West Point graduate with Masters degrees from Harvard and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He served as an aide to General Colin Powell and the Vice President of the United States before beginning his extraordinary industry career, where he was General Manager of the B-2 Program, the President of Northrop’s Integrated […]

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Leadership & Risk (now next Jan)

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry was an extraordinary steadying influence for years in many Administrations. I was fortunate to know him in several of his different roles. Dave Oliver had a ringside seat for some of the most significant events that attended the collapse of the Soviet Union.  This fascinating book describes some of those […]

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Leadership & Risk

There were several flag officers that deserved a great deal of credit for shepherded the Navy’s extremely difficult air warfare platform transition following the Vietnam War. There were very publicized development attempts that went awry (e.g. the A-12) and new concepts that needed to be birthed to improve the flexibility, capability and safety of the […]

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