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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: ,

Narrated By: Jocko Willink

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: October 2015

Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes


In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Their efforts contributed to the historic triumph for U.S. forces in Ramadi. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership--at every level--is the most important thing on the battlefield. They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams.

This audiobook explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif's formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.


  • Richard S

    Simple stated: A Great book! Applicable in so very many ways.

  • Damien S

    I loved this book! It has awesome stories that really tie in to each principle and are relevant for any professional context. I salute you guys!

  • Andre B

    Great piece of work! Really enjoyed listening to it!

  • Zak O

    Hands down one of the best leadership books I have read this year. Simple, Practical, Exactly what you need.

  • Blake H

    Classic! Great book and nothing better at getting you in a mind set for success and strong leadership!

  • Rachel Kreitz

    Great book!

  • juan rodriguez

    man greatly appreciate the dedication and bravery these men have to towards protecting our country. great book!!!

  • Ryan Ruiz

    Great book. It gets better the more you get into it. Coupling real life situations with the theories helps as well.

  • Warwick Goldby

    This is well structured, contains simple leadership traits, is explained clearly, and bridges the military-to-corporate application very well. The mission descriptions make this a captivating read, the only part of the book that felt a little tedious (and did make me wonder if I would get through it is the introduction, which explains in detail, that this is not another SEAL tell all book. If you can get through that it is well worth reading. It did a great job in motivating me to follow the Extreme Ownership principles and recommend it to anyone who wants to be or understand what it takes to lead effectively, we can all learn something.

  • Michael Laczynski

    One of the best books I have ever read. Enthralling from page one all the way to the end. The business principles are unmatched. This is a must read.