Clint Emerson focused his entire military career on being the absolute best he could be. And for the ex-Navy SEAL, that meant doing whatever he had to do to keep the United States safe.
As he told Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton, Emerson lives his life according to two mottos: "If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying" and "It’s only illegal if you get caught." His memoir, The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell, captures how that ethos influenced his 20-year career conducting special ops for SEAL teams and the National Security Agency.
Listen to this week's episode of the Stratfor podcast to hear more from Burton and Emerson's conversation, and why true success sometimes requires a level of determination others may call crazy.
Beirut Rules, by Fred Burton
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