As a young officer I broke the rules…

garth callender financial review article

As a young army officer I broke rules – and now, I do it in business.

I first arrived in Baghdad in early September 2004. It was the peak of summer, with daily temperatures in the low to mid-40s. Hot, dry and dusty, but still a bustling city of 7 million people, all trying to get on with life in an extreme environment – not just the heat, but the violence.

I was a junior officer in my mid-20s. Having graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, several years earlier, then trained extensively as a cavalry troop leader, I thought I knew it all.

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