Business & Career

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part III): Following Traffic Lights

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to the next level of Social Mastery training! If you want to review our previous lessons, here are links to Part I and Part II of training. My first job after leaving CIA was in Fortune 500 IT project management. I was hired into an Ohio-based team that analyzed operational business […]

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part II): Windows and Doors

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to the second day of training on Social Mastery! If you missed my first Social Mastery training letter, you can find it here! I was really impressed by the questions I received after our first training letter. It reminded me of the questions I had after my first day of training […]

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part I): The Power of Rapport

Greetings Everyday Spy, I love meeting new people. I am interested in diverse backgrounds, enjoy cultural differences, and welcome opposing opinions. I believe that people are the most interesting part of our world. I know that not everyone enjoys people as much as I do. But whether we like it or not, we are surrounded […]

A Spy’s Guide to Negotiation

Negotiation is a superpower. At its core, negotiation is about getting the maximum benefit at the minimal cost. And whether you realize it or not, life is one long, ongoing negotiation...