Spy Hacks

#SpyHACK: Instant Energy

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK!  Finding energy is a daily challenge. Whether you are a parent trying to keep things from falling apart mid-week or a field operator trekking through war-torn territory, energy is at the core of your success.  CIA was an interesting and exciting place to work… most of the […]

#SPYHACK: Elite Time Blocking

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! The last few months have been an interesting exercise for me and my family. Dealing with a global crisis while running a business and raising a couple kids feels a lot like being deployed to a combat zone. The work never ends. There are landmines and sniper […]

#SPYHACK: Treating Field Wounds

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! In 2012, my wife Jihi and I went on a 3 week trek around New Zealand’s South Island. We were escaping the rainy season in Bangkok to take a few weeks of much needed R&R (rest & relaxation). The South Island scenery was incredible and the weather […]

#SPYHACK: Hacking the Job Interview

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I was recently invited to do a TV interview. The producer sent me an email with a long list of ‘tips’ to help me prepare for the show. Wear a solid color shirt. Project your energy/excitement when you talk. Don’t eat within an hour of the interview. […]

#SPYHACK: CODEWORDS

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! Over the last year, my children have become very comfortable living in hotels. I remember thinking of hotels as exotic destinations when I was a kid. Summer vacations to visit family in Indiana or Maryland were torture except for one thing – the Best Western hotel we […]