Intelligence is big business, and has been thrust onto the global stage with recent news of leaks and threats to geopolitical stability. The importance of obtaining and securing sensitive data for your business is also very real, and is highlighted in the book Work Like a Spy. The book outlines how the methods used by the CIA and other intelligence agencies can be used to increase awareness and highlight threats to a business. The book also emphasizes that these methods can help to catapult a business to success, by shifting their focus and making them more responsive, agile, and driven.
The author J.C. Carleson has experienced both the corporate world and the intelligence-driven world of the CIA, and offers her experiences to businesspeople looking for a competitive advantage. Outlining the intelligence methods of elicitation, screening, counterintelligence and targeting, she shows how to use these tools to one’s advantage within the context of business.
Other book details: Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer