Your Reading List

1.  David Marquet, former CO of the USS Sante Fe and author of Turn This Ship Around! shares the methods of ‘leader-leader’ in his book that Steven Covey forwarded.

Marquet’s genius is this:  “…If he required them to own the problem and the solution to it, they would begin to view themselves as a vitally important link in the chain of command.” — Steven Covey

2.  Ken Marlin, former Marine, career investment banker, founder of Marlin & Associates, a boutique investment banking advisory firm in NYC, and author of The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom covers a career of applying Marine Corps principles to the deals he’s seen over his decades on Wall Street.

For anyone transitioning from the services and seeking to find an investment banking career on Wall Street, this is a must read.

3.  Mike Abrams, former Marine and NYU Stern MBA, teams with co-author Julia Taylor Kennedy of The Center for Talent Innovation on a study of transitioning veteran stories in  Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce.

If transitioning veterans want to understand what they are up against in the real world, read this book. I read the book in one sitting — it literally was a eureka moment that defined many of the emotions I experienced over my post-Naval career in the Wall Street jungle.