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Admiral William McRaven

Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive Interview
Length: 8 mins
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A former United States Navy admiral with a distinguished and extraordinary career, Admiral William McRaven retired from the Navy in 2014 after more than 37 years of service. During the last few years of his career he was also 'Bull Frog', the longest serving Navy SEAL still on duty.

Admiral McRaven has written a book which shares the most important principles he learned during his career - it's called Make Your Bed: Small things that can change your life...and maybe the world. He visits the Audible Studios to tell us more.

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Bin Laden killer wites self help book

Admiral Mc Raven's claim to fame is that he lead and executed Operation Neptune Spear that lead to the death of Osama Bin Laden. He is now retired from the military and has decided to write a self help book and this short interview is a puff to promote it. At first I thought that this might be a Steve Coogan / Sasha Baron Cohen type spoof as the whole concept sounded too far fetched to be taken seriously. The Admiral's delivery reminded me of the "Hi I'm Ed Winchester" character from the Fast Show but, having looked him up, apparently this is genuine. The Admiral gives confident and precise answers to the scripted questions until the end when he is asked why he read the book himself rather than getting a professional voice actor and he ums and erms an answer that is not too convincing and seems to have taken him by surprise. Perhaps more military planning was needed.

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excellent

This was a fascinating insight into the thought process behing the book of a true warrior navy frogman.

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  • Dave Shepherd
  • 26-03-19

Admiral Mc Raven

Awesome Interview with Admiral William H Mc Raven great life lessons. Recounting his experience in the NSWC was great way to make it understood that everyone has been through some sort of negative situation in the past, it’s just if you give up or not and learn from your own mistakes and NOT GIVE UP