This week I have been listening to Jocko Podcast #183 with Jack Carr. Jack Carr is a retired Navy Seal and author. As the son of a librarian, he acquired a love for books and learning at an early age. Mix that with his pedigree in the Navy, and you find yourself with an author who has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal.
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. -Lord Chesterfield
There are some that would teach based solely on theory. And then there are others that instruct from the hard lessons they have learned in the real world.
Whose works would you rather read? Who would you trust as your mentor?
And when it comes to influencing others, who would you rather be: the academic or the veteran?