PPP 273 | Spy Skills for Project Managers, with former CIA spy Jason Hanson

Total Duration 31:28

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OK, We're Not Spies, But...

I don’t know about you, but I like a good spy movie. Start a Jason Bourne movie and I’ll sit and enjoy it all night long.

My guest today is Jason Hanson, a former CIA spy who has written some intriguing books about applying spy skills to those of us who aren’t spies. In this episode, we talk about his most recent book, which is entitled Agent of Influence: How to Use Spy Skills to Persuade Anyone, Sell Anything, and Build a Successful Business. And though you and I aren’t spies--or at least that’s our story and we’re sticking with it--there are lessons that can be applied by those of us who are responsible for leading teams and projects.

Learn more about Jason at https://spyescapeandevasion.com/jason-hanson-biography/.

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SPY GLASS from https://filmmusic.io by Kevin Macleod License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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