Topics Discussed in Lex Fridman Podcast #197 – Lex Fridman & Jocko Willink: The beauty and tragedy of war, Soviet Union in World War II, What makes a just war?, Jordan Peterson, Fear of death, Autonomous weapons systems, What makes a great leader?, Elon Musk a leadership case study, Steve Jobs a leadership case study, Sundar Pichai a leadership case study, Young Jamie, Discipline, A day in the life of Jocko, Jiu Jitsu, Books and much more!
Lex Fridman Podcast: Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.
Jocko Willink is is an American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. Willink's military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War, where he commanded SEAL Team 3's Task Unit Bruiser, the unit that fought in the battle against the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi. Willink was honored with the Silver Star and Bronze Star Medal for his service. He achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. Willink co-authored the books Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership (with fellow retired SEAL Leif Babin) and co-founded the management consulting firm Echelon Front, LLC. Willink hosts a weekly podcast with Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner Echo Charles, called the Jocko Podcast. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego.