CIA, Inc.: Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence
Every major government on earth recognizes the value of intelligence and employs an intelligence service to collect it for them. Businesses should be no different. Knowing how to gather information about the strength of your competitors, being able to anticipate their next move, and preventing them from stealing your secrets are critical keys to success in the new economy....more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 25th 2002 by Brassey's UK
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I just read this book and I have mixed feelings about it. I was look for concrete techniqes about the way the CIA works and how that will benifit my business. On the other hand the stories in this book are gripping and illustrative of the authors points. To give the author some credit ; we usually remember things in story form longer. I believe the major thesis can be found on the last page of the book , that is; do your homework. Good read!
This one's a 2.5er - It's a starting point. Feels like nearly the first half of the book is an introduction to broader intelligence, not quite as advertised. He spends too many words on "hey, don't forget I was a spook" anecdotes, not enough on business intelligence.