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Navigating Risk: A Conversation with General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal

Andy Sieg, President, Merrill Wealth Management, sits down with retired four-star General Stan McChrystal to discuss his new book, "Risk: A User's Guide." General McChrystal has lived a life associated with the risks of combat. From his first day at West Point, to his years in Afghanistan, he has built a user's guide on how to overcome whatever comes our way. 


This conversation will explore topics ranging from military history to the business world, illustrating how individuals and organizations can be more prepared for all dimensions of risk.


Key discussion topics include:

  • The current geopolitical environment, including the war in Ukraine, NATO’s response and potential outcomes
  • Navigating uncertainty and disruptions in our personal and professional lives
  • Balancing emotion and reason in today’s shifting risk landscape – and the importance of developing a long-term plan
  • Observations on emerging post-pandemic operating models



General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal is not affiliated with Bank of America Corporation. The opinions and views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Merrill or any of its affiliates.


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