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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Leif Babin, Jocko Willink

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.


  • Max R

    Good inspirational for leaders and managers, even if a bit repetitive now and then.

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  • Kevin L


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Matthew F

    This is a great book. Really helps define the most important aspects of leadership. Made me re-evaluate my performance as a leader and what I can do to improve my abilities to help my team succeed. The narrator is very good. Since they are the authors they know what points to emphasize which makes it easier to see the points they are making.

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  • Adan R

    Basic for anyone leading a team. Once you pass over Americans salving the world from evil... you really get why they special forces are so effective. Great applications to business in general

  • Jack C

    Absolutely inspiring from two real men who know what it takes! Can’t recommend enough!

  • Isaac V

    WOW! Sending this to many of my friends and will recommend it for sure. Read multiple times.

  • Johnathon Z

    Truly a phenomenal book, worth a listen x10.

  • Chris L

    Great listen, hearing the authors emotion brings it home.

  • Brandon B

    Outstanding! This book is eye opening and it really keeps your attention!

  • Andrew J

    Good listen, very interesting and insightful. A must for anyone thinking about taking those first steps towards a leaderships role