General Stanley McChrystal: Plywood Leadership |

It's rare to see someone get worked up about plywood. Much less a four-star general.

But plywood, yes, those simple sheets of pressed-together timber used to cover floorboards and broken windows, is a particular topic of passion for Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the retired U.S. Army general who served as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

What gives?

"I'll let you in on the secret of plywood," McChrystal said to an audience of about 400 at the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 conference in Washington, D.C. "I lived in a room of it for more than four years. What we did in Afghanistan was we used our spaces to shape our culture."


The best quote of the day by General Stanley McChrystal… "Plywood is a state of mind!"

What? Read the article to get his thoughts. I am sure you will agree with him.

Good stuff.

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