Unstoppable: Making Success Inevitable by Adopting The Core Principles of the IDF, Leadership Best Practices, Counter-Terrorism, How to Lose a Winning Argument: The Political Cost of Failing to Master the Art of Information Warfare
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Adam has served with the Paratroopers and a Special Operations reserve unit since 1990. As an expert in counter-terrorism and strategic communications, Harmon has consulted for the US Marine Corps, the US Army, and RAND Corp. He has helped develop US counter-insurgency doctrine, participated in US Army war games, and lectured at the US military symposiums. He is a regular guest on CNN, Fox, and NPR during moments of crisis in the Middle East. In 2006, Random House published his first book, Lonely Soldier: Memoir of an American in the Israeli Army, which describes his experiences with the IDF from 1990 to 2003. Publishers Weekly gave it a Starred Review and wrote “Harmon's voice is so consistent and genuine that it's impossible not to identify with his steadfast journey.”
In 2012, Penguin will publish Harmon’s next book – Unstoppable: Making Success Inevitable by Adopting the Core Principles of the IDF. Whereas Start-Up Nation made millions aware of the success of the Israeli high-tech industry, Harmon’s new book goes several steps further by identifying the fundamental flaws that plague all organizations today and by demonstrating how the unique aspects of the IDF approach can make success inevitable. Harmon’s research is based on his experience at Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and the IDF as well as interviews with over 50 leaders, including HP, Salesforce.com, 3M, Cisco, Green Mountain Coffee, the US Army, and Wharton. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) has had Harmon speak about his research at their annual Strategy Conference. Harmon can speak frankly about current events in the Middle East and bring a fresh perspective of the IDF, which has more in common with Google and 3M than it does with the US military.