40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis-Lessons

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Martin Petersen  Studies in Intelligence Vol 55 No 1

An advantage of getting older is increased perspective. I have been doing, thinking and writing about intelligence and intelligence analysis for almost 40 years now. The business we are in has changed a great deal in that time, but more in its form than in its fundamentals.  I want to focus on three broad topics: understanding the customer, the importance of a service mentality, and the six things I learned in doing and studying intelligence analysis during my career in the DI. While these experiences are drawn from work in the CIA, I believe the principles apply across the Intelligence Community (IC).

Understanding the Consumer: Five Fundamental Truths

The Importance of a Service Mentality

The Six Things I Learned

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Phi Beta Iota: This is a pleasure to read, and useful.

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