A Spy's Guide to Thinking by John Braddock

A Spy's Guide to Thinking

"Head wounds bleed. All those vessels going to the brain. Carrying nutrients so you can think. Which I hadn’t . . . I was stunned. But I hadn’t lost yet. I still had the phone. And two options." There are a select few people who get things done. Spies are first among them. In a 45 minute read, a former spy introduces two simple tools for thinking. The first describes how w...

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A Spy's Guide to Thinking Reviews

  • Karol Gajda
    This was well-written (using an interesting back-and-forth literary device) and fun. A book about thinking, zero-sum, negative-sum, and positive-sum games, told through the eyes of a former CIA agent."How you play all the other games depends on what kind of game is the final game."...
  • Wil Wheaton
    There's a moderately interesting story in here, about how the author handles a potentially violent encounter on a subway. He wants to show us how he uses a particular type of thinking to make his decisions during the encounter.And then he spends a whole chapter of an already short book relitigating ...
  • philip farah
    Lacks depth, volumeLessons and insights are shallow. Light content. Written as a stream of consciousness. Topic is intriguing however content is poor. Book is more of a chapter than it is a book...
  • SheLove2Read
    Interesting reading. Free if you have Amazon Prime. Not a lot of actual spy information but it's obvious the author is knowledgeable on the subject either by study or by actual employment as a spy. What if found the most interesting is the critical thinking steps the author details. Easily something...
  • Amir
    The subjectSpy's Guide to thinking offers a framework for effective thinking which is based on experiences of a field spy "John Braddock". I guess this is the guy who convinced white house of Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, hence igniting the war.The bookThe book is organized in fo...
  • Lukas Lovas
    Interesting point of view. The thing I most took from this book is, that some people overthink things. Not a bad thing, but if you're not trained to think fast, you'll end up being a passive observer in most situations, if you try to adapt this approach. ...
  • A.
    This is a handy guide. It is easy to read, easy to understand and a very short book. This book is well written and i thank this author for having this published....

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