A secret agent’s secrets we can learn from

An interesting book has emerged that tries to give us general work place advice from a rather unlikely field: spying. Writes Lucy Kellaway on FT:

The main lesson from Work Like a Spy is that we are much more likely to get what we want if we watch other people carefully. It helps to identify the other person’s weaknesses, and for this there are some common denominators: “ . . . ego, money, ego, ego . . . ego, ego, ego.”

Perhaps needless to say, the first and last denominator (at least) seem to be rather easy to translate into academia!

Read more at A secret agent’s secrets of success – FT.com.

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