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Warrior Entrepreneur - Lessons From The Battlefield To The Boardroom


Zachary Green’s life experiences in the US Marine Corps, firefighting service, and as an entrepreneur helped him realize that these careers have a lot in common. They entail risk, struggle, grit, and bravery.

The idea behind this book revolves around the science of growth that comes from challenge and adversity. These hardships prepare you for your crucible; the crisis that changes your life’s trajectory.

It is in the crucible that you transform and grow or fall to the bottom of the abyss and suffer the consequences.

The warrior principles of:

  • Teamwork
  • Purpose
  • Confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Tenacity
  • Grit
  • Sacrifice
  • Morals
  • Purpose
  • Serenity

can translate into any career or business. This book shares the ups and downs of well-known entrepreneurs ranging from Walt Disney to Thomas Edison to Elon Musk. It also highlights stories from FBI agents, White House special envoys, Spartans, and even the first-ever female US Marine Corps infantryman.

Let the pages in this book release your inner warrior and accomplish your life’s mission.


Warrior Entrepreneur Testimonials



Warrior Entrepreneur develops both the intellectual and the gritty reality of leadership needed to win in the 21st Century. It champions the lessons learned from adversity and failures in the same way that “iron sharpens iron”, which develops both the drive and direction necessary to be successful in today’s evolving entrepreneur world.


-Chief Robert R. Rielage, MPA, CFO, EFO, FIFireE, is the former Ohio fire marshal and has been a chief officer in several fire departments for more than 35 years. A graduate of the Kennedy School's Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University




“Finally, a warrior-entrepreneur roadmap written for veteran’s or active duty service members soon transitioning. Zach Green makes a vivid and daring case that entrepreneurship be the road more traveled vice less – IF you are daring. Green brings his USMC pedigree and ocean of firefighting experience to the cutting edge with this authoritative, eye-opening and informative read. If you are serious about being your “own boss,” then this is highly recommended for your entrepreneur library short list.


-Colonel Riccoh Player USMC

Desert Shield/Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom Combat Veteran

Emmy Award Winning Producer



The ‘warrior’ spirit that exudes from this piece of work reflects the spirit that we are taught as Spartans. Zach has captured that spirit to a ‘t’.


Even as someone who isn’t an entrepreneur myself, this book still gives great insight on that great warrior spirit that we can all use in our daily lives & whatever industry we work.


-Erin Neal

Client Relationship Manager for financial advisors in Cincinnati, OH; live in Mason OH; proud member of the same class of 1991 Roger Bacon Spartans as Zach; current law school student at Chase College of Law.



“In this superb primer for budding entrepreneurs, the author describes his own trials and tribulations, successes and failures, and takes the reader along on the wild ride that is his own entrepreneurial journey. In the end, he came out on top because of his ability to face adversity, never quit, and because he has grit. As a former Marine, firefighter, and award-winning entrepreneur, he’s not afraid to admit to his own fears and describe how they were overcome. An added bonus are the stories of others: Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Elon Musk, the first female Marine Corps infantryman, and more. Yes, this book is an excellent primer for any wannabe entrepreneur. It will help you recognize that the journey is hard, but not insurmountable. Buy it today and keep it next to you throughout your own entrepreneurial journey.”


-Craig Whelden

Major General, U.S. Army (ret)

Multiple award-winning, #1 Best-selling author of LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best



"Superb read…the military teaches lifelong skills working as a team, the entrepreneur often is alone in their quest but can fall back on those life skills to keep going when others throw in the towel…this is an excellent primer for those considering the life changing adventure down the entrepreneurial trail.”


Bradford R Barnett, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
-Director, Don Ryan Center HEROES Initiative




"The best teacher in life is adversity. I've seen it over and over again mentoring countless startups over the years. The best outcomes are usually found by the companies that have either had the highest hurdles to overcome or the wisdom to know which battles to avoid entirely and find other ways to attack their market. I've been fortunate to work with Zach as he's faced some tough choices over the years - and learn from all of them. Let his entrepreneurial education help guide your journey."


Tony Alexander

-Serial Entrepreneur

General Manager, The Brandery (Nationally-ranked Start-Up Accelerator)





"Zach Green has written an engaging, powerful and impactful story that reflects the power of grit and tenacity. Zach is the epitome of a warrior entrepreneur and he serves as an exemplary role model for aspiring leaders in the private sector. This book is a must read for those aspiring to be successful entrepreneurs. "


LtGen Mike Dana, USMC (Ret)



“This book inspires you to find your inner warrior. You can learn to embrace adversity and challenges and use the warrior traits to become the best and most successful version of ourselves.”


-Crista Criddle



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