“If you know in your heart of hearts that something just doesn't feel right with the current path that you're on, I think being open and willing to take some pretty drastic changes, for me, has worked out pretty well.” – Jacob Helberg
Jacob Helberg (@jacobhelberg) is the author of the recently published book, The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power. He is also Co-Chair of the China Strategy Initiative Working Group at The Brookings Institution, Senior Advisor of the Program on Geopolitics & Technology at the Cyber Policy Center and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
To hear Jacob’s full interview, click here.
- 00:00:00 – Introduction
- 00:01:42 – Investing in technology that advances national security
- 00:02:39 – Trend spotting and forming deep-seated convictions
- 00:06:17 – Avoiding procrastination and the importance of exercise
- 00:09:07 – On Henry Kissinger and Winston Churchill
- 00:14:35 – Dropping out of law school and trusting your gut
Books Recommended by Jacob Helberg
- The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury
- On China by Henry Kissinger
- The Lights are Going Out, 1938 – Winston Churchill