[Free ePUB] Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy eBook: Micah Zenko: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle StoreAuthor Micah Zenko – Schematicwiringdiagram.co

Complacency, groupthink, inertia, tunnel vision These are the most common after the fact explanations of big failures in politics, government, war, and business In these pages Micah Zenko offers a lucid analysis backed by many fun to read examples of common mistakes as well as a useful compendium of best practices Red Team is must read for decision makers everywhereMoises Naim, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment, author of The End of PowerEveryone has heard the clichs about playing devil s advocate or avoiding groupthink Red Team is an impressively clear, convincing, and practical minded study of how organizations can put in house contrarians to the most valuable use James Fallows, Correspondent for the Atlantic In today s complex world, decision makers need smart, sophisticated, and insightful options Red Team shows policymakers and CEOs alike that the way to make the best use of your organizational talent is to break down your organizationJami Miscik, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIAAn international security expert shows how competitive organizations can get and stay ahead by thinking like their adversaries

5 thoughts on “Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy eBook: Micah Zenko: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

  1. William Struse William Struse says:

    I realize that I ll never be that four star general Red Teaming the possible choices a major world power might make when it realizes it has lost the race to singularity and its nuclear arsenal no longer provides the strategic projection of force it once did, nor will I be the CEO of a multinational internet sale behemoth Red Teaming Europe s demographic chances into a comprehensive future cooperate sales strategy, nevertheless I did enjoy Micah Zenko s new book Red Team How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy.Despite the subtitle of the book How To Succeed By Thinking Like The Enemy, Mr Zenko explains how Red Teaming is essentially, focused alternative analysis directed towards a real world problem so that it may be clearly understood and then solved with the best possible outcome.In reading this book an aspect of the subject which really stood out to me was that no matter your position of authority or social status, humility and critical thinking often go hand in hand, and that pride and its companion arrogance are often rewarded by a special kind of blindness.Red Team offered many historical examples of effective and ineffective red teaming exercises and the lessons to be learned from both The history enthusiast and those who follow the evolution of military corporate thought and strategy are sure to find the book especially enlightening.Though clearly Mr Zenko is a proponent of Red Teaming and its many beneficial outcomes, he also acknowledged the weaknesses and limits of the endeavor In an effort to address the weaknesses and increase the effectiveness of the concept Mr Zenko provides six guiding principles for Red Teaming There are as follows 1 The Boss Must Buy In2 Outside and Objective, While Inside and Aware3 Fearless Skeptics with Finesse4 Have a Big Bag of Tricks5 Be Willing to Hear Bad News and Act on It6 Red Team Just Enough, But No MoreI found Read Team How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy a stimulating read which will provide food for thought for many days to come.On a personal note, as I was reading this book over the past week I couldn t help but share with my wife and children some of the fascinating historical examples of Red Teaming that Mr Zenko wrote about in this book So a couple of nights ago we were all sitting around the dinner table discussing the day s events and our plans for the coming week I brought up the subject of the soon arrival of our new baby chicks and the necessity to complete a new home for them I asked our five children if they had any suggestions on how to improve upon our existing design and my sixteen year old daughter gets a big smile on her face and responds, So you mean we are going to Red Team the chicken coop In closing I don t know what other people will get out of Mr Zenko s book but it has offered the seven of us new perspective on problem solving and critical thinking, and who knows we might even get a better chicken coop out of it, that is if the our children can get their CEO s to buy into the idea A special thanks to William McCants for recommending Red Team.

  2. J A W J A W says:

    History of red teaming, yes Value of red teaming, maybe How to red team, no No discussion on tools to break through biases or think like the enemy Disappointing purchase.

  3. Jason Wood Jason Wood says:

    This is a great book to get introduced to red teaming and how it is used by different organizations and industries I ve been a technology red teamer for several years and Mr Zenko introduced new ways of using red teaming to me For example, as I read and thought about how red teaming is used in law enforcement, I realized how I to apply those lessons in technology red teaming to help train network defenders I really liked how he demonstrated red teaming in action by using clear and impactful examples from real events I recommend checking the book out.

  4. The Real Bob The Real Bob says:

    Likely my favorable bias on this subject I agree with the author that the use of red teaming and alternate analysis can should lead to better decisions Sadly, as the author relates, some of the most hopeful exercises failed not because of the methods but because those who wish to hide shortcomings were able to confound the red teamers So even the best laid plans for analysis can be derailed due to bad intentions of various actors Remain hopeful and try to integrate these methods into regular business activities, even if you refrain from calling your efforts red teaming.

  5. Fred Fred says:

    This book is a great resource on red teaming, its history and the adaptable methodologies used to influence positive change with in organizations It well written and well researched I highly recommend it.