Human Relationships

Sexpionage, Sparrows, Ravens, and Honey Pots (Sex and Spies: Part III)

Greetings Everyday Spy, National security secrets will always be lost to sexpionage, sparrows, ravens, and honey pots. Yes, I’m talking about the birds and bees – but not the ones you might think. In part one of this series, you learned the science behind how sex can boost your everyday performance by releasing beneficial hormones […]

How to Build Rapport (Social Mastery Part I)

Greetings Everyday Spy, I love meeting new people. And if I want to meet people, I have to know how to build rapport. I believe that people are the most interesting part of our world. I am interested in diverse backgrounds, enjoy cultural differences, and welcome opposing opinions. I know that not everyone enjoys people […]

Sex and Spies (Part II): Drive, Desire and the Power Paradox

Greetings Everyday Spy, The greatest lie you’ve ever been told is that men and women see sex differently. Sex is not a gender thing – it is a human thing. Men aren’t wired to see sex as a conquest. Women aren’t genetically coded to see sex as a lifelong commitment. These mainstream beliefs about sex […]

Sex and Spies (Part I): 3 Ways Sex Boosts Your Everyday Performance

Greetings Everyday Spy, Living and working undercover is incredibly exciting. Hollywood spy movies make it look like every moment of a covert operation is dangerous; high-stakes and high-pressure. In reality, you know your cover is working best when nobody notices you. When you successfully ‘blend in’ to your environment, you appear as plain and mundane […]

Iran vs. America: Influence

Greetings Everyday Spy, One of my favorite training courses at CIA was in influence operations. The definition of influence is pretty straight forward: “The capacity to have an effect on the behavior of someone or something.” Covert influence is more specific: “Influence on political, economic, or military conditions abroad, without public knowledge that the activity […]