The University of Texas's slogan is, "What starts here changes the world," but when Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of 2014, he refined it: "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed." Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven here recounts tales from his own life and career as a Navy Seal, sharing the principles that have sustained him. Much as he did in The Hero Code, McRaven also pays tribute to the people he has known who have dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage.
"A book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can. It is a book to discuss with your executive leadership team as a spur to meeting shared goals. Most of all, it is a book that will leave you with tears in your eyes."—Wall Street Journal