Lessons for Corporate Success from Inside the CIA
Publication Date: November 2010
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.