Spies, Inc. (Paperback)

Business Innovation from Israel's Masters of Espionage (Paperback)

By Stacy Perman

FT Press, 9780137079179, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2004

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Description

Innovation is the lynchpin of business success. And so it is for national and international security as well. This book looks at the most highly successful innovation machine in the world; a little known classified high tech unit in Israeli Intelligence know as 8-200. Its charter is to develop technologies and solutions, customized and suited to the unique challenges of fighting terrorism and endless war. An amazing story of intrigue and thrill, it shows how ideas can be developed by any organization that leapfrog the innovations of yesterday. It is a business book wrapped in a spy thriller; a great read with a message for the rest of us business people. Written by former TIME magazine and Business 2.0, journalist Stacy Perman.


About the Author

Stacy Perman, a journalist, is a former writer with Time magazine and Business 2.0. Her work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Los Angeles magazine, and Sports Illustrated Woman. She is the recipient of the Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship in Germany, a JAPUS Foundation fellowship in Japan, and a grant from UCLA's Center for International and Strategic Affairs. In the course of researching this book, she canvassed Israel, interviewing current and former military and intelligence officers, soldiers, entrepreneurs, academics, members of industry, and even a former prime minister to capture the story of Spies, Inc. (c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.