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Interesting, but not quite what the title promises..
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 18, 2022
I enjoyed the book, it's filled with interesting stories from both Dakota and Rob. However, from the title I expected something a little bit different. It seems like an attempt to make something similar to Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, where the idea is to take real life combat situations, extract principles from those situations, and then apply the principles to life outside of that. While some chapters in this book accomplish this, most fall short of the mark. There is an extremely loose link between some of the stories and principles in here to a point where some chapters almost read like a book report from a student who didn't read the book.
If you like Rob O'Neill or Dakota Meyer, or if you like reading combat/life stories from service members, you will like this book. If you are looking for a book with concepts to employ in your work/life with stories of their execution in real life (i.e. Extreme Ownership), this book is not for you in my opinion.