Nov 20, 2020
In this OODAcast, OODA Network Expert Jen Hoar interviews noted
cybersecurity and intelligence professional Bob Gourley, CTO of
OODA LLC, diving deep into what makes him tick.
Jen asks Bob about his career, including the constants and
dynamics in his professional life, starting with a deep background
in operational intelligence as a naval intelligence officer. She
explores his strengths and weaknesses and how he makes decisions in
domains of overwhelming information. Jen asks Bob for advice for
others on ways to keep learning.
A key point underscored by Bob was how organizations need to
find balance between the use of technology for collection and
analysis and humans for collection and analysis when it comes to
understanding complex situations. Lessons on writing and how it can
help a career are also examined.
Jen pulls stories from Bob he has never publicly revealed,
including insights into how operational intelligence drove
decisions in many joint and naval operations, and how those related
to the business world today.
Bob’s anecdotes make it clear, “Great leaders thrive on
intelligence and they take action on it.”
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