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ForbesBOOK Author Bill Higgs Features General David Petraeus on
Leadership with an Insider Interview on Culture Code Champions

INTRODUCING General David Petraeus

ForbesBook Author, speaker, and internationally renowned billion dollar business mentor Bill Higgs interviews West Point classmate General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) on his Culture Code Champions podcast. Mr. Higgs and General Petraeus weave together their academic and athletic West Point prowess to create the Culture Code Champions recipe for success on the field, off the field, in the military, as well as the civilian world. General Petraeus is considered a generational thought leader and is now a partner with the global investment firm KKR Global Institute. He is also one of the most prominent U.S. military figures post-9/11 era and has been described as one of the “great battle captains” in American military history. Following his military service, he served as Director of the CIA. 

During his 37-year career in the United States Army, General Petraeus was widely recognized with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, a record unmatched in the post-World War II era.

He is the only person in U.S. Army history to be the top graduate of both the U.S. Army’s Ranger School and the Command in General Staff College. He also earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

General Petraeus has been Chairman of the KKR Global Institute since June 2013. He has been named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders by the U.S. News and World Report and runner-up for Time magazine Man of the Year.




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