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Carroll School of Management

Chambers Lecture Series for Undergraduates

Nathaniel Fick

Nathaniel Fick

Author of One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Corps Officer

Thursday, April 19, 2007

7:00–8:30 pm
Book signing to follow
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
(Public welcome)

Leading from the Front: Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq
As an elite Marine Recon officer, Nate Fick led platoons in Afghanistan and Iraq, and brought all his men home safely. The lessons he learned under fire are as applicable in the classrooms or the boardroom as they are on the battlefield. Fick draws from his experience to explore the challenges of building consensus, the relationship between authority and responsibility, and the absolute importance of ethics in all good decision-making.


Nathaniel Fick is an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School, and author of the New York Times bestseller, One Bullet Away.

He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps after graduating with high honors from Dartmouth College in 1999.

Fick led his infantry platoon in Afghanistan and Pakistan only weeks after the 9/11 attacks, and later led a Marine Recon platoon during the earliest months of the war in Iraq.

He left the Marines as a captain in 2004, and earned a master's degree in International Security Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth, and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington.

Fick's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications.

Nate Fick lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.