Summary of Sticky Fingers

Managing the Global Risk of Economic Espionage

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Sticky Fingers book summary
Protect your secrets: Lock what can be locked. Encrypt what can be encrypted. Shred what can be shredded.

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9 Applicability

9 Innovation

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Recommendation

Have you ever had to decide whether to pick up that juicy Tom Clancy book or that stale, but important business one? Steven Fink splits the difference and solves your problem with this book that is half spy story, half business advice. Sticky Fingers works best as a thriller. As business advice, the book highlights the basic issues for U.S. companies fighting economic espionage, but falls short of serving up a complete playbook. The devil, as always, is in the details, and the specifics of the book’s real-life cases sketch a more accurate picture of this particular devil than the generalized advice. If economic espionage is the elephant in the corner that your company has been pretending does not exist, getAbstract.com recommends Sticky Fingers as a starting point to finally taking action to protect yourself.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How and why economic espionage poses a risk to your firm
  • How to identify and protect trade secrets
  • How to react to an act of corporate espionage
 

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Meet The New Bank Robber
Willie Sutton is famous for answering, "It’s where the money is" when asked why he robbed banks. Today, the money resides in the wealth-producing intellectual property of growth companies. Today’s spies are merely the descendants of Willie Sutton - following the...
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About the Author

Steven Fink is one of the world’s leading authorities on crisis management, crisis communications, and economic espionage. Currently president of Lexicon Communications, he has counseled global corporate leaders at such companies as ExxonMobil, Warner Lambert/Pfizer, Schick/Wilkinson Sword, ARCO, Northrop Grumman, Dun and Bradstreet, and Northern Telecom. He is author of the bestselling Crisis Management: Planning for the Inevitable.


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