The Resource Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon, Ash Carter

Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon, Ash Carter

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Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon
Title
Inside the five-sided box
Title remainder
lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon
Statement of responsibility
Ash Carter
Title variation
  • Inside the 5-sided box
  • Lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon
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eng
Summary
  • "The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The D.O.D. employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate, and spends more money, than any other entity. It manages the world's largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the D.O.D. are a mystery, and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation's most iconic, and most closely guarded, buildings. Drawn from Carter's thirty-six years of leadership experience in the D.O.D., this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world--and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter's authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever." -- From Amazon.com summary
  • The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The security and freedom of billions of people around the globe depend on the D.O.D, yet to most Americans the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. A former Secretary of Defense, Carter takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. An essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world-- and a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. -- adapted from jacket
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contains biographical information
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Carter, Ashton B
Dewey number
  • 355.6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.C2746 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Carter, Ashton B
  • United States
  • Pentagon (Va.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pentagon (Va.)
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Armed Forces
  • Cabinet officers
  • Employees
  • Military policy
  • United States
  • United States
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Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon, Ash Carter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: welcome to my world -- A user's guide to the military-industrial complex -- How not to waste $700 billion -- Working at war speed -- A scientist in the Pentagon -- Many hands on the tiller -- The White House is on the line: serving the President while serving the nation -- A board of directors with 535 members: the arts of dealing with Congress -- Communicating with the press and the public -- Troops in action -- Chain of command: how military plans and orders are developed and executed -- Combat readiness in a crisis-prone world -- Clarity of purpose: defeating isis -- The big picture: defense strategy in a time of transition -- Strategic transition: major adversaries on the global chessboard -- The world's hottest hot spots: Iran, Korea, and beyond -- Maintaining America's high-tech edge: a necessity for strategic success -- People matter most -- Choosing leaders -- Force of the future -- The troops deserve the truth -- Epilogue: a to-do list for a future Secretary
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524743918
Lccn
2018060527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060198886
  • 1820759
  • (OCoLC)on1060198886
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Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon, Ash Carter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: welcome to my world -- A user's guide to the military-industrial complex -- How not to waste $700 billion -- Working at war speed -- A scientist in the Pentagon -- Many hands on the tiller -- The White House is on the line: serving the President while serving the nation -- A board of directors with 535 members: the arts of dealing with Congress -- Communicating with the press and the public -- Troops in action -- Chain of command: how military plans and orders are developed and executed -- Combat readiness in a crisis-prone world -- Clarity of purpose: defeating isis -- The big picture: defense strategy in a time of transition -- Strategic transition: major adversaries on the global chessboard -- The world's hottest hot spots: Iran, Korea, and beyond -- Maintaining America's high-tech edge: a necessity for strategic success -- People matter most -- Choosing leaders -- Force of the future -- The troops deserve the truth -- Epilogue: a to-do list for a future Secretary
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524743918
Lccn
2018060527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060198886
  • 1820759
  • (OCoLC)on1060198886

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