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Think Like A Spy

12th May 2024

Julian Fisher teaches readers to apply lessons from intelligence to influence in their everyday lives

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Discover the secret skills of persuasion taught to intelligence officers and use them to achieve your goals. Learn how to win over powerful personal and professional allies by thinking like a spy.

Every day, intelligence officers achieve the unimaginable. They persuade people to share classified secrets with them. To become traitors, in fact. And their targets do it willingly, despite the risk of imprisonment, torture and, even, execution. Spies achieve this thanks to their structured use of nine secret skills of espionage. In Think Like a Spy, you'll learn these techniques and how to adapt them for effective and ethical use in your own life.

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"A veritable treasure trove of intelligence gems . . . an espionage tradecraft handbook from an authentic insider" – Nigel West, intelligence historian

A good spy is a people-person. She knows how to identify a potential agent, how to attract their attention and what to do to build an enduring relationship with them. From this base, she will coax out personal information to work out what makes her target tick. She will use that knowledge and her understanding of human psychology to her advantage while winning lasting commitment from her new ally. You, too can learn how to connect with people, negotiate, build relationships and influence change in your life, and Julian will teach you how.

About The Author
Julian Fisher was born in what has been called the poorest postcode in Britain: B16in inner-city Birmingham. He overcame long odds to win a place at Oxford University, where he studied PPE. Subsequently, he embarked on a varied career, for government in the field of international relations. Moving back into the private sector, he worked for a global private security company in various challenging locations, before founding his own private intelligence boutique, specialising in Africa. In 2017, he was lead trainer on the Channel 4 series, Spies. He was recently technical advisor covering intelligence matters on Apple TV’s 'Slow Horses', starring Gary Oldman.

Release Date: 30 May 2024
Publisher: Hatchett
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Price: £16.99
Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 23.2 cm
ISBN-1: 0349440603
ISBN-13: 978-0349440606

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