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TOPGUN on Wall Street

Why the United States Military Should Run Corporate America
ISBN-10: 1593157177
ISBN-13: 9781593157173
$25.99 US · $29.00 CAN
Published: May 2012

About the Book

TOPGUN on Wall Street chronicles one man's extraordinary journey from the cornfields of Ohio, to the cockpit of an F-14, to the boardrooms on Wall Street. Lt. Cdr. Jeffery Lay and #1 New York Times bestselling author Patrick Robinson bring a groundbreaking voice to the business landscape with a revolutionary answer for stabilizing corporate America: business-the military way.

As a TOPGUN fighter pilot, Lt. Cdr. Lay perfected a tried-and-true military technique: PLAN-BRIEF-EXECUTE-DEBRIEF. However, when he entered Wall Street, he noticed the business world was less efficient, awash with excuses for failure, and a lack of accountability. These deeply-rooted flaws will doom corporate America unless we put admirals in charge and adopt the military's tight chain of command. This game-changing thesis is interwoven with Lt. Cdr. Lay's dramatic story, including his high-intensity fighter-bomber landings, never-before-written details of the TOPGUN weapons school, and his battle with cancer. TOPGUN on Wall Street is destined to show the business world that excellence is a choice and perfection is attainable.


"This is a wonderful book-capturing an insider's look at the elite and mysterious world of TOPGUN, that coliseum for the daredevils of the US Naval Aviation. It's written by a fabulous F-14 fighter-wing Commander. Too modest, but real heavy on our unbreakable codes of Honesty, Integrity, Courage, and Honor. What a read!" —Marcus Luttrell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor
Lt. Cdr. Jeffery Lay
About Lt. Cdr. Jeffery Lay
Lt. Cdr. Jeffery Lay is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and Ohio Air National Guard. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served a highly decorated military career flying the F-14 Tomcat and the F-16 Fighting Falcon in his nation's defense.

At the height of his military career, Lt. Cdr. Lay was diagnosed with an advanced form of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Fighting the disease with unspeakable courage and choosing to undergo an experimental form of chemotherapy, he ultimately beat the cancer and returned to the cockpit-fittingly-on Veteran's Day, 1998.

Today, Lt. Cdr. Lay is a highly sought-after speaker for his expertise in aviation, business, finance, and motivation. A recipient of the University of Cincinnati Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, he works with an exclusive list of clientele who appreciate his ability to see and manage risk in the most demanding, high performance organizations. He lives with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio
Patrick Robinson
About Patrick Robinson
Patrick Robinson is the author of seven international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Nimitz Class and Hunter Killer , as well as several nonfiction bestsellers. He divides his time between Ireland and Cape Cod. He is also the co-author of the recent New York Times #1 Nonfiction Bestseller Lone Survivor.

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