This book is so poorly written and researched, it's almost a farce.
If I'd gone out to buy it, and had been able to see just how bad it was, I would have asked him to buy me something else.
Use this book as a case study or companion to other works but not as a main source of information about this field.
Informative, but not as in depth and dirty as one would like. Is there any "espionage" books that really delve into procedure and not simply rely on vague narratives from there... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Lazaro
The title and subtitle of this book promise drama on par with a well wrought spy thriller. Sadly, that seems like mostly a marketing ploy to cover what in the end is just a... Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Amazon Customer
By focusing on a single case (Avery Dennison/Four Pillars) the author then attempts to spiral out to other examples, many surface-only stories and "anonymous" source tales. Read morePublished on May 28, 2008 by Garth O. Bruen
I bought this book wanted to learn a little bit about corporate espionage but didn't really find anything too intriguing about it. Read morePublished on March 31, 2007 by D. Rusnac
I found the book on my gf's shelf, and thought it would be fun read. Typically I read the book cover to cover including the Preface etc, which is where I found the warning that... Read morePublished on January 26, 2007 by Mark Vinokur
I picked up this thin hardback as a remaindered item, and it was worth what I paid for it. The book is about corporate espionage (and the field of "competitive intelligence") by a... Read morePublished on December 1, 2004 by James J. Lippard
Barry is rather an oddball for a usually very button downed profession. He comes off as a field ops guy, not an HQ analyst like Herring. Read morePublished on September 11, 2003
Penenberg, a writer for Time and Forbes, and Barry, the head of his own intelligence company, have written an easy-to-read, but yet disjointed book on the use of intelligence... Read morePublished on August 26, 2003 by Mark Robinson
Information gathering is a serious tool used extensively in the corporate world. Penenberg and Barry reveal techniques commonly used to ferret out information regarding corporate... Read morePublished on August 16, 2002 by Peggy Davis