Summary of Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy
The Secret World of Corporate Espionage
Copyright 2010 by Eamon Javers. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pay attention to who’s following you. Corporate spies are everywhere.
Your competitors might be rummaging through your trash, eavesdropping on your conversations or studying satellite images of your properties. Corporate espionage is more common than you might imagine, writes journalist Eamon Javers in this intriguing study of commercial spying. He offers an impressively thorough study of its past and present, and he doesn’t shy away from the thorny issues this sort of activity raises. Javers’ use of court documents and his interviews with industry players create a well-rounded look at this little-noticed corner of capitalism. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who enjoys a good spy story as well as to users and targets of corporate espionage. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.
In this summary, you will learn
- How corporate intelligence gathering has gained momentum
- How corporate spies obtain information
- How well-known companies have engaged in espionage over everything from steel to chocolate
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