David Goggins’ Childhood: Trauma and Fighting Back

David Goggins’ Childhood: Trauma and Fighting Back

What was David Goggins’ childhood like? What kinds of obstacles did Goggins have to overcome? David Goggins’ childhood was difficult—he dealt with an abusive father, who made him work constantly at the family business, Skateland. When his mother left his father, the family dealt with poverty, trauma, and chronic stress. Read more about David Goggins’ childhood.

Auftragstaktik: The Brainchild of General Moltke

Auftragstaktik: The Brainchild of General Moltke

What is auftragstaktik? How is it different from the conventional command-central military culture? Auftragstaktik is a form of military tactic where the emphasis is on the outcome of a battle as opposed to the specifics involved in executing it. This military philosophy has been inspired by the German general Moltke who believed that flexibility and critical thinking are more important in a battle than following protocol and commands. Keep reading to learn about the principle of auftragstaktik and how it has been implemented in military and business contexts.

IARPA Forecasting Tournament Results

IARPA Forecasting Tournament Results

What is IARPA? When was it founded and what was its purpose? The Intelligence Advanced Research Activity (IARPA) is an intelligence arm operating under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. From 2011 to 2015, IARPA ran a forecasting tournament to identify forecasting professionals and gain insight into their methods. Read about the IARPA forecasting tournament.

WMDs in Iraq: The IC Report Was Wrong

WMDs in Iraq: The IC Report Was Wrong

Why did the United States invade Iraq in 2003? Were the IC officials correct that the government was stockpiling WMDs in Iraq? In 2002, when the United States government was considering invading Iraq, top officials suspected that the enemy government was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. The IC was tasked with evaluating the evidence.  Keep reading to find out if they ever uncovered WMDs in Iraq.

The God Hypothesis: God As a Scientific Theory

The God Hypothesis: God As a Scientific Theory

What is the god hypothesis? Is there any proof to support the idea that God is real? In his book The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins refers to belief in God as a hypothesis like any other, known as the God hypothesis. He also asks what proves this theory, and why we are willing to overlook proof when it comes to God. Read more about the god hypothesis and what it means.

David Goggins: The Today Show Pull-up Failure

David Goggins: The Today Show Pull-up Failure

Why was David Goggins on The Today Show? What was it like to fail so publicly? In his book Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins discusses his The Today Show experience. David Goggins’ The Today Show experience explains how he learned lessons from failure and what they meant. Read more about David Goggins, The Today Show, and his failed attempt to break the pull up record.