Spy The Lie

Author: Philip Houston
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250009758
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Three former CIA officers—among the world's foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at recognizing deceptive behavior. Spy the Lie chronicles the captivating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and shows how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives. Through fascinating anecdotes from their intelligence careers, the authors teach readers how to recognize deceptive behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, that we all tend to display when we respond to questions untruthfully. For the first time, they share with the general public their methodology and their secrets to the art of asking questions that elicit the truth. Spy the Lie is a game-changer. You may never read another book that has a more dramatic impact on your career, your relationships, or your future.

Get The Truth

Author: Philip Houston
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466841397
Size: 80.58 MB
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Getting someone to tell the truth is an essential skill that very few people possess. In the boardroom, classroom, or our own homes, every day we interact with others and try to get the truth from them. People are often untruthful out of fear of negative consequences associated with divulging information. But if a person is made to forget the long-term outcomes of lying, he or she can be influenced to disclose sensitive information that's being withheld. The aim is to encourage the person to remain in short-term thinking mode, shifting focus away from the long-term ramifications of telling the truth. As former CIA agents and bestselling authors of Spy the Lie, Philip Houston, Mike Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at detecting deceptive behavior and eliciting the truth from even the most accomplished liars. Get the Truth is a step-by-step guide that empowers readers to elicit the truth from others. It also chronicles the fascinating story of how the authors used a methodology Houston developed to elicit the truth in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and how these techniques can be applied to our daily lives. Using thrilling anecdotes from their careers in counterintelligence, and with easy-to-follow instructions, the authors provide a foolproof means of getting absolutely anybody to give an honest answer. Get the Truth is the easy and effective way to learn how to get the truth every time.

Duped

Author: Timothy R. Levine
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817359680
Size: 30.88 MB
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A scrupulous account that overturns many commonplace notions about how we can best detect lies and falsehoods From the advent of fake news to climate-science denial and Bernie Madoff's appeal to investors, people can be astonishingly gullible. Some people appear authentic and sincere even when the facts discredit them, and many people fall victim to conspiracy theories and economic scams that should be dismissed as obviously ludicrous. This happens because of a near-universal human tendency to operate within a mindset that can be characterized as a "truth-default." We uncritically accept most of the messages we receive as "honest." We all are perceptually blind to deception. We are hardwired to be duped. The question is, can anything be done to militate against our vulnerability to deception without further eroding the trust in people and social institutions that we so desperately need in civil society? Timothy R. Levine's Duped: Truth-Default Theory and the Social Science of Lying and Deception recounts a decades-long program of empirical research that culminates in a new theory of deception--truth-default theory. This theory holds that the content of incoming communication is typically and uncritically accepted as true, and most of the time, this is good. Truth-default allows humans to function socially. Further, because most deception is enacted by a few prolific liars, the so called "truth-bias" is not really a bias after all. Passive belief makes us right most of the time, but the catch is that it also makes us vulnerable to occasional deceit. Levine's research on lie detection and truth-bias has produced many provocative new findings over the years. He has uncovered what makes some people more believable than others and has discovered several ways to improve lie-detection accuracy. In Duped, Levine details where these ideas came from, how they were tested, and how the findings combine to produce a coherent new understanding of human deception and deception detection.

Nice Girls Don T Get The Corner Office

Author: Lois P. Frankel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145555412X
Size: 49.72 MB
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Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office. The New York Times bestseller, is now completely revised and updated. In this edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors--over 130 in all--that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

100 Things You Re Not Supposed To Know

Author: Russ Kick
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609259475
Size: 54.70 MB
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This book sheds light on those things that people in power—government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected—would just as soon wish you didn't know. To them secrets are power. And they'll do whatever it takes to keep them that way—suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge the powerful or at least to have a good laugh at their expense. Using careful research and impeccable sources, Kick uncovers the hidden truth. For example, self-appointed censors warn constantly about the dangers of pornography, the fact is that pornography has existed since the first cave people carved dirty pictures on the walls. It's also true that two atomic bombs were dropped on North Carolina—although we managed to avoid nuking Greenland, Texas, Canada, Britain and Spain; George Washington embezzled government funds; 1 of 10 people is not fathered by the man they believe is dad; Barbie is based on a German sex doll; The American colonists practiced cannibalism, and much more. This is a combined edition of 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know Volumes 1 and 2 first published in 2003 and 2004.

Prepared Not Scared

Author: Bill Stanton
Publisher: Galvanized Media
ISBN: 9781940358369
Size: 71.47 MB
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The ultimate guidebook for protecting yourself and your family from the terrifying dangers surrounding us all written by Bill Stanton, arguably the nation’s most recognized and respected expert in personal security and protection. What do a CIA spy, FBI cyber-security expert, EMT, firefighter, thoracic surgeon, NYPD police chief, pastor, attorney, Secret Service psychologist, and a Special Forces Green Beret have in common? Two things: Like you, they all care about the safety and security of their families. And they all look to Bill Stanton for the practical, life-saving tips and advice that can help them prepare for the worst. In Prepared Not Scared, author Bill Stanton has amassed more than 500 years of combined security experience and advice through his connections with world-class experts in criminology, psychology, military science, self-defense, technology, and emergency preparedness. But Prepared Not Scared is no dense, plodding textbook. It moves rapidly, with dramatic storytelling, fascinating expert interviews, practical street-smart advice, and Stanton’s own brand of no-hold’s-barred humor. Peppered with useful tips, actionable bullet points, and factoids, the book is both an entertaining read and an easy-to-use reference manual that will help you understand and incorporate the advice into your daily life. With each chapter you read, you will increase your chances of protecting yourself from ever becoming a victim of: Child abduction Home invasion Active shooter situations Identity theft Terrorism Sexual assault Pet injury or abduction Con jobs School violence Workplace harassment Opioid abuse Drug addition Auto safety and security Cyber crime Personal security breaches Deception Muggings With Stanton’s help, you’ll also learn how to quickly identify the bad guys and know exactly how to react in potentially dangerous situations. In all, Prepared Not Scared will give you peace of mind and the confidence of knowing that you have all the tools and knowledge you need to survive and thrive in these trying, sometimes, terrifying times. Praise for Prepared Not Scared "The second best thing to having Bill Stanton personally watch your back is to buy his fantastic new book, Prepared Not Scared." —Sylvester Stallone "Prepared Not Scared brings attention, clarity, and empowerment in the uncertain times of fear, distress, and danger. A must-have book in today's world." —Bill Bratton, former NYPD commissioner and LAPD police chief "Prepared Not Scared—the title speaks for itself. Bill brings awareness and an important understanding of how to make changes that can significantly improve our chances in a life-threatening situation." —Dr. Drew Pinsky, board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality "In my career I've reported on shocking crimes—from terrorism to murder cases, kidnappings and beyond—many of which dominated headlines around the world. I've interviewed both perpetrators and victims, and it has always left me with the same question: How could crimes like these have been avoided? Prepared Not Scared provides real answers, giving practical advice on how to stay safe while helping us better understand the way bad guys think. MUST READ." —Megyn Kelly, TV broadcaster "No one wants to be a victim and the best way to keep from becoming one is to know what to do in advance. At Inside Edition, we often rely on Bill Stanton to show our viewers ways to stay safe in all kinds of potentially dangerous situations. Now his readers have a resource to time-tested advice to protect themselves and their loved ones." —Deborah Norville, anchor, Inside Edition "Working and training with friends and Martial Arts icons like Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, I've spent my life teaching karate and how to best protect oneself. Bill's book does the same. It's like getting a Black Belt for your mind." —Bob Wall, legendary martial arts master, actor, author of Who's Who in Martial Arts For more than 20 years, Bill Stanton has been one of the best known security analysts in the nation, offering practical and easy to execute tips. Now with Prepared Not Scared he uses that expertise to show how some basic planning and strategy, not fear, can keep you and your family safer. Who wouldn't want that? " —Dan Abrams Esq., founder, Law and Crime Network "We all seem to daily face the looming threats of terrorism, gun violence, and personal attack—and as a doctor, I can confidently say that basic first aid education has woefully failed to keep up with our current challenges. Prepared Not Scared tackles medical emergencies head-on in a realistic, actionable way. Read this cover to cover to boost your confidence and know-how in any medical crisis." —Dr. John Spears, D.O., special forces veteran, counter-insurgency expert, and spinal surgeon "Prepared Not Scared should be in every home. From protecting your online identity to detecting deception, this book tackles new, modern, and current quandaries in American security. This is not your mother's safety guide. Read it yourself, then share it with your loved ones." —Phil Houston, CEO, QVerity and a 25-year CIA veteran, and co-author of The New York Times bestsellers Spy the Lie and Get the Truth "Prepared Not Scared is a much-needed addition to American bookshelves everywhere. Just as threats change, our reactions need to adapt, too. The book you hold in your hands is the update we all desperately need to correct what we were taught in school and by our parents. Prepared Not Scared is modernized common sense, filled with smart, quick tips for staying safe and secure, whatever the day brings." —Dan O'Connor, founder of The O'Connor Group, 26-year CIA veteran and former CIA chief administrator of U.S. facilities in Europe, and Central and South America "In my professional life as an attorney handling many headline cases that play out on the nightly news and front pages of America, I can't think of having a better investigator than Bill Stanton by my side. In my personal life handling the safety and security of my family, it's his book, Prepared Not Scared." —Joe Tacopina Esq.