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HASARD LEE is a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and the international bestselling author of “The Art of Clear Thinking,” a Wall Street Journal Bestseller that was the #2 bestselling business book in the country. It has since been translated into nearly a dozen languages.
As a flight commander, Hasard led pilots into combat during one of the most intense periods of War in Afghanistan. There, he flew over eighty combat missions and became one of the only fighter pilots to fly two different types of jets into combat on the same day while supporting troops under fire.
Hasard was then hand-picked to fly the F-35―the most advanced and expensive weapons system in history―which was still in development at the time. During his last role on active duty, Hasard became the Chief of Training Systems for the largest training base in the world, leading the development of new technology and teaching methods to train future fighter pilots.
In his book, "The Art of Clear Thinking," Hasard distills what he’s learned during his career flying some of the Air Force’s most advanced aircraft. With gripping firsthand accounts from his time as a fighter pilot and fascinating turning points throughout history, he reveals decision-making principles that can be used in business and in life.
Hasard’s keynote presentations have been called “a gripping display of visual storytelling” where audiences need to “strap in and hold on to as he lights the afterburner on leadership and risk management under extreme pressure.” His videos have been viewed over 130 million times on YouTube, and he has reached over 290 million people globally.
#2 Wall Street journal bestseller
Based on years of experience making high-stakes, split-second decisions as an Air Force fighter pilot, The Art of Clear Thinking teaches readers to make clear decisions in their everyday life.
"A riveting read, full of instantly actionable advice—not just for high-stakes decisions, but also for handling everyday choices at work and home."
—Scott Parazynski, 5x NASA shuttle Astronaut, Astronaut Hall of Fame, Physician, Inventor, Author
"As a fighter pilot with two tours in Vietnam, I loved this book. Hasard’s words help the reader to learn about resourcefulness and planning when lives are on the line.
—George Nolly, 315 combat missions, 24 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 100+ Missions Over North Vietnam, Author
"I couldn’t put it down. Even more than the heart-pounding fighter pilot stories, Hasard has some powerful and practical words of wisdom."
--Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut, International Space Station Commander, Test Pilot, Author
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