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The Foundation of Success

The topic of TALENT has been and will continue to be so relevant to every highly successful organization. It is the foundation of every success story from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Any business that leads or dominates their competition in attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining the best TALENT is and will likely continue to be highly successful. It’s the hidden asset that never shows up on the balance sheet, despite being the driver for a company’s true value.

When it comes to winning on TALENT, no one does it better or more consistently than the U.S. Special Operations community. Their success comes down to their people and a widely held foundational belief:

Talent + Leadership = Victory

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  • Workplace Behavior
  • Business Teams
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  • Workplace Culture
  • Outsourcing
  • History of Military Special Forces
  • Military Strategic History
  • Business Negotiating
  • Human Resources & People Management
  • Organizational Change

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About the Authors

Michael Sarraille

Mike Sarraille is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a management consulting and executive search firm. He is a former Recon Marine and retired US Navy SEAL officer with twenty years of experience in Special Operations, including the elite Joint Special Operations Command.

George Randle

George Randle is a Partner and Head of HR Advisory at Talent War Group, former US Army officer, and host of The Talent War Podcast. George has more than two decades of experience in talent acquisition at Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 firms.

Dr. Joshua Cotton

Dr. Josh Cotton is an expert in talent assessment and employee effectiveness. He has designed scientifically valid candidate selection practices for the US Navy SEALs and Fortune 100 companies, and has advised leaders at DuPont, Omnicom, CSX, and Flowserve.

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0:00:00 – Opening

0:03:33 – The Talent War.  How to build a winning team.

3:21:22 – Final thoughts and take-aways.

3:27:49 – How to stay on THE PATH.

3:47:06 – Closing gratitude.

“Anyone who hires and leads people knows that excellent teams don’t happen by accident. The Talent War shows how the hiring practices used by our Special Operations community can be used by any business to build and retain exceptional teams.”

Evan Loomis


“As CEO of a cybersecurity company, I fight The Talent War every day. Fortunately, I’ve had a front row seat to the principles of The Talent War applied in real-time. They just work and could shift the momentum in your favor.”

Matthew Moynahan


“As a third-generation family business, finding and retaining talent is the key factor to our long-term success. Quality of character is hard to identify on a resume; let The Talent War give you invaluable insight to find and create winning teams.”

Twylah Blotsky

Butler Machinery Company

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