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The FourBlock Podcast

Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace. General Charles Krulak coined the term "Three Block War" to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat. But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block. FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers. Mike Abrams is an Afghanistan veteran, the founder of FourBlock, and author of two military transition books. He’ll be representing the military transition perspective. Lindsey Pollak is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey will be representing the civilian perspective of this issue. Podcast episodes are produced and edited by the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration.

info_outline Decades Later, Three U.S. Army Colonels Reunite with Their Former Command Sergeant Major as FourBlock Students 05/10/2021
info_outline Don’t Do It Alone: Transition Advice From a 21-Year Army Veteran 05/03/2021
info_outline Leadership Advice from One of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs 04/26/2021
info_outline “The present moment is an endangered species and baseball saves it”: Reflections on Baseball and Mindfulness 04/19/2021
info_outline Paying It Forward: How an Air Force Veteran and FourBlock Alumnus Is Helping Others Transition 04/12/2021
info_outline “Even in My Moment of Deepest Despair, I Couldn’t Quit”: A U.S. Army Colonel’s Remarkable Story of Courage, Recovery, and Perseverance (Part II) 04/05/2021
info_outline “Faith Is Being Able to Walk in the Dark”: A U.S. Army Colonel’s Remarkable Story of Courage, Recovery, and Perseverance (Part I) 03/29/2021
info_outline A Marine Raider’s Story of Recovery and Path to MedTech Entrepreneurship (Part II) 03/22/2021
info_outline 'You’re Shot, You’re Paralyzed, You May Never Walk Again’: A Marine Raider’s Story of Recovery and Path to MedTech Entrepreneurship (Part I) 03/15/2021
info_outline Future Strong: A Conversation about Veteran Career Transition with Cappfinity 03/08/2021
info_outline Breaking Down Barriers: An Army Linguist’s Journey from Iraq to Tesla Government 03/01/2021
info_outline Healing Yourself by Healing Others: A Candid Conversation About Post-Traumatic Growth 02/22/2021
info_outline How a Marine Grunt Broke into the Intelligence Community 02/15/2021
info_outline Technology as a Career Path: A Conversation with a Leading IT Recruiter 02/08/2021
info_outline Playing Hardball – Transition Lessons in Sports 02/01/2021
info_outline From Combat to Cosmetics: A Marine’s Transition from the Battlefield to the World’s Largest Beauty Company 01/25/2021
info_outline Veteran Career Readiness: A Conversation with Orion Talent 01/18/2021
info_outline Mission to Mars: A Conversation with a Veteran at SpaceX 01/11/2021
info_outline Our Most-Downloaded Episodes: #1 - How to Live a Life of Significance 01/04/2021
info_outline Our Most-Downloaded Episodes: #2 - A First-Generation American’s Obligation and Privilege to Serve 12/28/2020
info_outline Our Most-Downloaded Episodes: #3 - How to Seize Opportunity in Your Career and Market Yourself as a Veteran 12/21/2020
info_outline Our Most-Downloaded Episodes: #4 - Check Your Privilege: Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Research Findings 12/14/2020
info_outline Our Most-Downloaded Episodes - #5: The Most Powerful Moves You Can Make in Your Career Search 12/07/2020
info_outline Pietas 11/30/2020
info_outline Debts and Lessons 11/23/2020
info_outline Assessing a Company’s Culture 11/16/2020
info_outline Cultural Stress in the COVID-19 World 11/09/2020
info_outline Making Decisions About People 11/02/2020
info_outline Lead with a Big Heart 10/26/2020
info_outline Everyone Is in Sales 10/19/2020