Selected as “the” text for government all-source analysts,
Rather than outline the wonderful aspects of this book, which other reviewers have done so ably, I will just say that I rank the authors up there with Ben Gilad (Israel), Mats Bjore (Sweden), and Jan Herring, Dick Klavens/Brad Ashton, and Leonard Fuld (USA), and we have made this book “the” text for the annual government all-source analysis training that centers on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
This book, in combination with Ben Gilad’s Early Warning: Using Competitive Intelligence to Anticipate Market Shifts, Control Risk, and Create Powerful Strategies, the Leonard Fuld’s The New Competitor Intelligence: The Complete Resource for Finding, Analyzing, and Using Information about Your Competitors, Dick Klavens and Brad Ashton’s Keeping Abreast of Science and Technology: Technical Intelligence for Business, and Earth Intelligence Network’s forthcoming edited book, “Commercial Intelligence: From Moral Green to Golden Peace,” are the essential five books for any business intelligence professional or anyone seeking to understand best in class business intelligence.
Four of my own books may also be helpful as strategic context:
The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political–Citizen’s Action Handbook for Fighting Terrorism, Genocide, Disease, Toxic Bombs, & Corruption
Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time
THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest
On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World