Spooked: Espionage In Corporate America (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Imagine your main business competitor building a satellite-equipped "war room" to secretly monitor your new ventures. Imagine your classified product prototype mysteriously landing on the market under the brand name belonging to your archrival. Impossible? This isn't a story line from the latest spy thriller, it's modern-day corporate America. Spooked thrusts readers into a clandestine world-where business means war and information is worth stealing.Through narrative accounts of corporate spies within companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Motorola, Spooked dramatically brings to life one of America's fastest-growing industries: Corporate Intelligence. In this page-burning exposé, Adam Penenberg and Marc Barry uncover and describe in thrilling detail the alarming regularity of espionage in industry. They offer an unsettling portrait of America's publicly traded companies, and unravel the truth and hypocrisy behind the multi-billion dollar corporate intelligence industry.
  

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I'm very intimate with 2 of the cases and this book suffers from poor research and shabby fact-checking. I'm not sure about the other companies that are mentioned, but you have to call the whole book into question. What else did the writers make up to sell more books?

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Adam L. Penenbergis a well-known investigative journalist. He currently writes for Time and Fortune, and has been on staff at Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wired, and Playboy. He lives in New York City.Marc Barry, a national expert on intellectual property, is founder of C3I Analytics, a corporate intelligence firm in New York City. His clients are Fortune 400 companies.Adam L. Penenbergis a well-known investigative journalist. He currently writes for Time and Fortune, and has been on staff at Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wired, and Playboy. He lives in New York City.Marc Barry, a national expert on intellectual property, is founder of C3I Analytics, a corporate intelligence firm in New York City. His clients are Fortune 400 companies.

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