Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Book Review of 'Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win' by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.
Gaurav Achpalea

What is Bored at home book reviews?

Bored at home book reviews is a series that I felt compelled to release, keeping in mind the current market situation that has badly hit businesses and jobs across the globe. While you search for the next best opportunity, one way to keep yourself productively occupied is by indulging in reading good books. Hence, I decided to share reviews of a few books from my personal library.

Who knows how one good book recommendation could change your life in testing times, right?

As a part of this series, I have decided to limit the reviews to only the books that I like. I am not here to be a book critic, on the contrary, I am here to be that one person you would look up to for suggesting your next read!

  • Book name and author:
    Book name – Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
    Author – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • What is it about?

    Your day starts when you wake up, and from there on whatever you accomplish or don’t is your responsibility. Taking extreme ownership of everything you do throughout your day is what this book is all about. If you don’t take ownership, most likely you will pin the blame on something or someone. Blaming will only lead you to miserable places that will leave you frustrated. This book is written by US Navy Seals and cites real-life examples of war situations to bring out the leader within. It takes discipline to be successful at whatever it is that you want to be successful at. By reading this book and incorporating in your life the things that you learn from this book you should be able to:

    1. Win the war within by taking extreme ownership.
    2. Learn how to prioritise and execute whatever it is that you want to, in order to reach your goal.
  • Who is it for?

    This book is an ideal read for people who are looking for ways to take absolute control of their lives. If you are tired of blaming other people, your contemporary circumstances, your competitors, etc. this is the book that you need to pick up and read. This book is also for people who are looking to develop exceptional leadership skills.

  • My favourite quote:

    For leaders, the humility to admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them is essential to success. The best leaders are not driven by ego or personal agendas. They are simply focused on the mission and how best to accomplish it.

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