[New Arrivals] Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer
Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer
AUTHOR: J. C. Carleson
GENRE: Careers & Employment
When J. C. Carleson left the corporate world to join the CIA, she expected an adventure and she found it. Her assignments included work in Iraq as part of a weapons of mass destruction search team, travels throughout Afghanistan and clandestine encounters with foreign agents around the globe. What she didn’t expect was that the skills she acquired from the CIA would be directly applicable to the private sector.
It turns out that corporate America can learn a lot from spies - not only how to respond to crises but also how to achieve operational excellence. Carleson found that the CIA gave her an increased understanding of human nature, new techniques for eliciting information and improved awareness of potential security problems, adding up to a powerful edge in business.
Using real examples from her experiences, Carleson explains how working like a spy can teach you the principles of targeting, elicitation, screening and counterintelligence.
As Carleson writes, “In a world where information has a price, it pays to be vigilant.” Her book will show you how.