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February 3, 2021 26 min One of the skills Beau Higgins says veterans bring to business is an ability to operate in chaos. That is when things are chaotic – veterans learn to focus on getting things done. For 25 years, Beau got things done in the Marine Corps. He’s a retired colonel that held roles from intelligence to Marine Recon and went all over the world. Today, he is a Senior Manager of Military Talent Acquisition for Amazon. Amazon is a company that also strives to attract people that get things done. In fact, one of its leadership principles is all about getting things done: bias for action. He talks to us a little bit about that and describes some of the programs Amazon has in place to attract military veterans. Links discussed on the show: Beau Higgins on LinkedIn ( Resource: Amazon Military Webinar Series ( Resource: Amazon Careers: Military Recruiting ( Video: Amazon pledges to hire 25,000 veterans ( Factoid: Amazon Leadership Principles ( Transition: DoD SkillBridge internship program ( Charity: The Travis Manion Foundation ( Ted Talk: The 50 cups of coffee challenge (
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