Work Like a Spy

Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer

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Author: J. C. Carleson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160817X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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“The book you are holding will fundamentally change the way you look at the collection, compartmentalization, analysis, distribution, application, and protection of intelligence in your business. J. C. Carleson’s presentation of years of spy tradecraft will make you a more effective force within your organization.” —James Childers, CEO, ASG Global, Inc. 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, Carle-son explains how working like a spy can teach you the principles of: Targeting—figuring out who you need to know and how to get to them Elicitation—a subtle way to get the answers you need without even asking a question Counterintelligence—how to determine if your organization is unwittingly leaking information Screening—CIA recruiters’ methods for finding and hiring the right people The methods developed by the CIA are all about getting what you want from other peo­ple. In a business context, these techniques apply to seeking a new job, a promotion, a big sale, an advantageous regulatory ruling, and countless other situations. As Carleson writes, “In a world where infor­mation has a price, it pays to be vigilant.” Her book will show you how.

Think Like a Spy

12 Basic Facts You Must Know about Espionage

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Author: Bryan Keyleader

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 16

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Many people have wished or dreamed about the possibility of doing espionage, and movies surely stimulate such desire. But my experience of living in some of the worst neighborhoods in the world left me with little desire to ever be in such situation again. However, there are many forms of espionage in our modern world, and not just the types that we often see in movies. Among those, we have the ones we’re forced to learn, in order to find evidences against a cheating partner, or to protect ourselves when someone is investigating our private life. Nobody is immune to such needs, unless we pretend they’re not real and choose to experience life with naiveness. And that’s something I was forced to accept in order to move on with mine. We all have our curious side, but few go as deep as to finding something about people and the world that can really make us feel sick. I’ve done it many times, to expose the truth in certain situations and find the rotten apples. And that’s why this can be a very useful book for the common citizen, which in most cases is too afraid to expose himself to danger and life threatening situations when researching for facts. On the other hand, if you are doing any social research, as many have done, namely, reporters and investigators, that wanted to write about skinhead grous, terrorists, slavery, prostitution and drug dealers, this book will be very useful as well.

Overworld

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Author: Larry J. Kolb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Raised around the globe by a high-ranking American spymaster, Larry Kolb learned to think, look, and listen like a spy. Overworld—his father's term for the powers-that-be—is Larry Kolb's story of his own lifelong interaction with those powers. Overworld casts in human terms what it actually means and feels like to be a spy. From the practical to the emotional, it reveals how the world of espionage and covert statecraft actually works, and exposes the dark heart of a life built on betrayals.

Mind Gives Opportunity

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Author: Mukesh Kumar Shahi

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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"Mind Gives Opportunity" is a book about the power of your thought and illusion and particularly with the use and application of thought to live a happy, beautiful and equanimous life. You can bring into your life, more powerful, wealthier, and healthier, more happiness and many more by learning or understanding the concept of spirituality and the great mind you have. This book will serve as a great guide if you wish to achieve something new in your life or a dream that was desolate due to some reason.

A Spy Among Friends

Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

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Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0804136645

Category: History

Page: 384

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Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow—and not just Elliott’s words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton's and Elliott’s unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him—until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre’s best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling.

Until He Comes

A Good Girl's Quest to Get Some Heaven on Earth

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Author: K. Dawn Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Recounts the author's adolescent struggles with bullies, low self-esteem and a fundamentalist missionary upbringing that denounced her burgeoning sexuality, describing her efforts to reconcile the edicts of Christian tradition with her early experiments with sex. Original.

Stranded With A Spy

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Author: Merline Lovelace

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426807139

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Escape from hell? To hell was more like it! When Mallory Dawes, suddenly infamous in the States, decided to take that vacation to France, her problems were just beginning: a lost passport. A car swept out to sea. Missing travelers' checks. And a mysterious, if intriguing, man who always seemed to turn up just when she was in trouble... Cutter Smith—code name: Slash—was told to keep the beautiful blonde in his sights. But as his interest in her veered from the professional to the intensely personal, Cutter knew the cost of falling in love would be high indeed. And he would have to pay the price—.

Agent Zigzag

The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy (reissued)

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Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408806843

Category: History

Page: 384

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One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

Lost Memory of Skin

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Author: Russell Banks

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847657850

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Barely beyond childhood himself, the Kid is in many ways an innocent, trapped by impulses and foolish choices. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies. A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and reoffending sex offenders. The two men forge a tentative partnership. But when the Professor's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men's relationship shifts. Suddenly, the Kid must reconsider everything he has come to believe, and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision.