Operating in Chaos translates to a [Business] Bias for Action; Beau Higgins a Retired Marine Colonel Turned Senior Manager of Military Talent Acquisition for Amazon

Episode 21 · February 3rd, 2021 · 26 mins 1 sec

About this Episode

One of the skills Beau Higgins says veterans bring to business is an ability to operate in chaos. That is when things are chaotic – veterans learn to focus on getting things done.

For 25 years, Beau got things done in the Marine Corps. He’s a retired colonel that held roles from intelligence to Marine Recon and went all over the world. Today, he is a Senior Manager of Military Talent Acquisition for Amazon.

Amazon is a company that also strives to attract people that get things done. In fact, one of its leadership principles is all about getting things done: bias for action. He talks to us a little bit about that and describes some of the programs Amazon has in place to attract military veterans.

Links discussed on the show:

Beau Higgins on LinkedIn
Resource: Amazon Military Webinar Series
Resource: Amazon Careers: Military Recruiting
Video: Amazon pledges to hire 25,000 veterans
Factoid: Amazon Leadership Principles
Transition: DoD SkillBridge internship program
Charity: The Travis Manion Foundation 501(c)(3)
Ted Talk: The 50 cups of coffee challenge