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Oct 18, 2019

On this episode of The Global Cable, we sit down with Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2015 to 2017. A Philadelphia native, he trained as a physicist before starting his career with government. As Secretary of Defense, he built bridges between the military and Silicon Valley, opening Pentagon outposts in American tech hubs and establishing the Department’s first Defense Innovation Board.

In conversation with our host and his former chief speechwriter John Gans, Secretary Carter shares his thoughts on how to make decisions about new technology, what he’s learned about management from running the world’s biggest organization, and what he’s reading right now – the answer might surprise you.

Music & Produced by Tre Hester.