These mavens of straight talk don’t mince words. They tell it like it is, speak truth to power, and say the hard things that need to be said — even if it challenges us or coaxes discomfort. With a commitment to integrity and directness, they know honesty is what’s needed to uncover problems and find actionable solutions. Their spirit of openness cuts through the fluff to help listeners seek the truth and find the courage to confront hard realities.
Pulling back the curtain on Washington to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of American government and politics.
16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Operating Executive, Carlyle Group
Decorated Admiral and archetype of exemplary leadership addressing security concerns in a technologically transforming world.
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018); Best-selling Author
“Without daring greatly, you will never know what is truly possible.”