Business Confidential: Lessons for Corporate Success from Inside the CIA
AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2011 - Business & Economics - 222 pages
A critical figure in America's Cold War intelligence operations, Peter Earnest knows human nature and how to set priorities to stay true to a mission. With this book, Earnest and bestselling author Maryann Karinch demonstrate how core principles of intelligence apply directly to business strategy. Trust-building, loyalty, innovative thinking, using intelligence to support tough decision-making, getting the most from human resources--all are linchpins of critical business strategy, indispensable to: - Vetting, hiring, and training the ideal team - Establishing connections with the right people - Contingency planning - Operating in both friendly and hostile territory - Cutting losses at the right time--while increasing the overall win ratio - and much more With instructive examples from CIA operations and the business world, Business Confidential vividly illustrates the value of the intelligence mindset in today's unpredictable business landscape.
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