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Episode 100 – Providing actionable insights for future risks and opportunities.


Aug 5, 2022

In 2020, we launched the OODAcast video and podcast
designed to provide insightful analysis and actionable
intelligence to decision makers. In this 100th episode, co-hosts
Matt Devost and Bob Gourley review some of the key insights from
the series. Matt and Bob also discuss a OODA’s recent assessment of
risks and opportunities given the geopolitical and technological
environment, leading to a discussion of recommended actions for
C-suite leaders.

We start with a review of an OODAcast episode which had deep
personal meaning for the team, and opportunity to hear directly
from one of John Boyd’s peers,
Chet Richards
. Chet was in the room when it happened, there as
Boyd coalesced his OODA concept into the model for decision-making
known around the world today. Chet was also the guy Boyd turned to
to create the first sketch of the OODA loop. In his OODAcast Chet
also revealed a little known fact about how Boyd influenced the
famous business strategist/author Tom Peters. For many of us the
OODA model has always been aligned with ways to thrive on chaos and
now we know the roots of Peter’s concepts.

Another icon from the past we had the pleasure of talking with
is retired
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman
. Bob described him as the mentor to his
mentors. He articulated leadership lessons in a succinct list that
is still being shared around the intelligence community today. In
our discussion he provides context on key guidelines in his list,
and adds a new one he wishes he would have codified many years

A more recent leader we extract actionable insights from is

John Chambers
, the legendary former CEO of Cisco. He is on a
mission to use technology to build a more equitable and open
society and is investing in disruptive startups to help do that.
His leadership lessons for large and small firms both are reflected
in this session. He also provides predictions for 2022 and beyond
that are so far coming completely true.

Another famed CEO and author is
Kevin Roberts
, the author of 64 shots. The book was extremely
helpful to Matt during career transitions and is inspiring to any
who are building companies. One of the many points he discussed was
the need for an extreme proactivity, what he referred to as hacking
into the future. He also provided an inspired description of how
leaders should lead by putting their boots on and getting directly
engaged with the true nature of their business.

Nate Fick
has been a leader in our ecosystem for years. He has
always been the kind of extremely competent and capable executive
that people from across multiple communities want to follow. Today
Nate is in the confirmation process to become the first Cyber
Ambassador for the US State Department, where he will have the
portfolio of cyber policy and action globally. Watch his OODAcast
and you will get a feel for his spirit and approach to the world
that includes many elements of leadership first examined by Marcus

Ric Prado
has been described as the closest thing the US has to
James Bond. Catchy, but we really know Ric and have to tell you, he
is far smarter, savvy, fit and ethical than any portrayal of Bond.
His OODAcast was the first time he agreed to speak publicly about
his journey from a street smart kid to a CIA operator to a leader
of HUMINT for the nation. After his OODAcast, Ric landed a book
deal and become a best-selling author.  His book Black Ops hit
number 7 on the New York Times bestseller list and also hit #1 in
several popular Amazon categories.

Following a review of these and other top picks, Bob and Matt
transition to an overview of global risks and opportunities you
will not want to miss (members seeking additional information
including details on what to watch for next in the domains of
geopolitical, technological and cyber risks see the
OODA C-Suite Report

OODAcast guests have written over 30 books.  We invite you
to check them out in this Amazon

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