Ep. 78 - Xenophon and Chaos, with Dr. Alex Petkas- Part 2 of 2
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by Kevin Black
1M ago
This is part one of a two-part episode with classicist, Dr. Alex Petkas, a former Classics scholar turned host of the Cost of Glory podcast. Kevin and Alex discuss the remarkable story of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand. In this episode, both men discuss the background to the story, the nature of Ancient Greeks and Romans, and why their stories matter. Kevin is using Xenophon's story as an example in his upcoming book, "Strength in Chaos." Alex holds a PhD in Classics from Princeton University. He taught at the University of California, San Diego, and California State University, Fresno. He has ..read more
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Ep. 77 - Xenophon and Chaos, with Dr. Alex Petkas- Part 1 of 2
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by Kevin Black
2M ago
This is part one of a two-part episode with classicist, Dr. Alex Petkas, a former Classics scholar turned host of the Cost of Glory podcast. Kevin and Alex discuss the remarkable story of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand. In this episode, both men discuss the background to the story, the nature of Ancient Greeks and Romans, and why their stories matter. Kevin is using Xenophon's story as an example in his upcoming book, Strength in Chaos.  Alex holds a PhD in Classics from Princeton University.  He taught at the University of California, San Diego, and California State University, Fresn ..read more
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Ep. 76 - Command Culture with Jörg Muth - Part 2 of 2
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by Kevin Black
3M ago
This is part one of a two-part discussion with internationally renowned expert of Mission Command, Dr. Jörg Muth, author of 'Command Culture' and lecturer for strategic leadership. Kevin and the doctor discuss the intricacies of US and German officer training during WW2. Character versus intellect in hiring? Do the smartest go to the front or to the rear? Who awards initiative versus sacrifice? If you are interested in leader education, you won't want to miss this discussion! Kevin praises the book as one of his most important books he uses in his leadership practice. He's not the on ..read more
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Ep. 75 - Command Culture with Jörg Muth - Part 1 of 2
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by Kevin Black
3M ago
This is part one of a two-part discussion with internationally renowned expert of Mission Command, Dr. Jörg Muth, author of 'Command Culture' and lecturer for strategic leadership. Kevin and the doctor discuss the intricacies of US and German officer training during WW2. Character versus intellect in hiring? Do the smartest go to the front or to the rear? Who awards initiative versus sacrifice? If you are interested in leader education, you won't want to miss this discussion! Kevin praises the book as one of his most important books he uses in his leadership practice. He's not the only on ..read more
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Ep. 74 - Protecting Sacred Ground - Part 2 of 2
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by Kevin Black
4M ago
Kevin interviews the guardian of the George C. Marshall library at VMI. The two discuss Marshall’s legacy along with some interesting facts about the man whom Churchill called the “Architect of Allied Victory.”   Marshall’s early years in Uniontown, PA and at VMI in Lexington, VA, are covered along with his Army service before and during World War I in the main lobby. The Organizer of Victory exhibit in the west wing focuses on General Marshall’s leadership, including his many innovations and contributions to winning World War II.   The Soldier of Peace exhibit in the east wing featu ..read more
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Ep. 73 - Protecting Sacred Ground - Part 1 of 2
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by Kevin Black
6M ago
Kevin interviews the guardian of the George C. Marshall library at VMI. The two discuss Marshall’s legacy along with some interesting facts about the man whom Churchill called the “Architect of Allied Victory.”   About the Library: General George C. Marshall’s remarkable story is told through various interpretations in the Marshall Museum. Following the showing of an introductory video, you are free to conduct a self-guided tour of four main spaces.   Marshall’s early years in Uniontown, PA and at VMI in Lexington, VA, are covered along with his Army service before and during World W ..read more
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Ep. 72 - Old School in New School - Part 2 of 2
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by Kevin Black
7M ago
In this second of two podcasts, Christoph Lohr interviews Kevin Black in regard to his speaking at the Virginia Military Institute's Center of Leadership and Ethics on October 30-31, 2023. This was Kevin's first time visiting his and Christoph's alma mater in nearly a quarter century. Kevin describes his experiences speaking to cadets from multiple federal academies and other students of leadership across the nation ..read more
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Ep. 71 - Old School in New School - Part 1 of 2
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by Kevin Black
8M ago
In this first of two podcasts, Christoph Lohr interviews Kevin Black in regard to his speaking at the Virginia Military Institute's Center of Leadership and Ethics on October 30-31, 2023. This was Kevin's first time visiting his and Christoph's alma mater in nearly a quarter century. Kevin describes his experiences speaking to cadets from multiple federal academies and other students of leadership across the nation.    ..read more
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Ep. 70 - Searching for Stonewall Jackson
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by Kevin Black
9M ago
This is an interview with Ben Cleary, author of "Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America." Kevin and Ben discuss the famed Confederate general in terms of his military genius and his unique eccentricities.  Ben is an author, journalist, and teacher. He has written extensively for a variety of media, including print, web, video, and radio. His journalism has aired on All Things Considered and appeared in the New York Times and Richmond’s Style Weekly. His creative biography of Stonewall Jackson is available now from Hachette Book Group.  Find Ben ..read more
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Ep. 69 - The Art of Hype - Part 2 of 2
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by Kevin Black
11M ago
This is part two of a two-part discussion with Michael F. Schein, the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a marketing agency that specializes in making idea-based companies famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College, University of California Irvine, United Methodist Publishing House, Ricoh, LinkedIn, and Citrix. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the ..read more
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