October 27, 2021

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Borne the Battle Ep. 239: Marine Veteran Jake Wood, Founder of Team Rubicon

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Marine Corps Veteran Jake Wood decided to put his military training to good use after an earthquake devastated Haiti to found Team Rubicon, whose mission is providing relief to those affected by disaster, no matter when or where they strike. Also, he is a founding member of the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination that is helping to vaccinate Americans in difficult geographic or socioeconomic areas. Also on this episode, Jake shares motivation behind writing his new book and why he is stepping down as CEO after 11 years.
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0:00 – Intro
3:10 – The Decision Behind Stepping Down as CEO of Team Rubicon
4:30 – “If Organizations Aren’t Evolving, They Are Slowly Dying”
6:50 – Playing as Offensive Line Tackle at University of Wisconsin
9:53 – Inspiration to Join the Marine Corps
11:48 – Why Enlist When You Have a Four-Year Degree?
17:18 – Greatest Friends/Mentors While in Military
21:24 – Initial Transition Out of Military
23:46 – Finding Purpose
26:45 – History/Starting Team Rubicon
31:50 – Biggest Factor in Growing Team Rubicon
34:46 – Where Has Team Rubicon Been in the Last Decade?
36:36 – Pivoting for COVID-19
44:46 – Writing Once a Warrior
49:20 – Something You Learned in Service That You Still Apply Today
52:02 – Outro

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