In the spirit of Jocko Willink's Extreme Ownership and Chris Voss' Never Split the Difference comes the most empowering sales tool yet: a practical guide on how to use proven spy techniques to bolster your business strategies.
Even if you’ve never seen a James Bond film or never met a real-life CIA agent, you should know that spies are geniuses at surviving covertly. Their ability to communicate in code is practically written into their DNA. And while it’s true that spies receive some of the best survival training in the world, there’s another, more critical skill a spy must have to survive… business savvy.
In Agent of Influence, bestselling author Jason Hanson, a former CIA special agent and founder of Spy Escape School, reveals how anyone can use spy tactics for increased success, from learning how to strategically plan your day to mastering the steps you’ll need to embrace challenges and set achievable, personal goals. He teaches you how to develop a winning sales personality and target the perfect business opportunity using the SADR cycle—”spotting,” “assessing,” “developing,” and “recruiting.” With this invaluable and unique handbook, you will become a more productive, confidant professional or entrepreneur.
Discover how to use proven spy techniques to bolster your business strategies—from self-advocation to selling to interviewing—and ultimately make more money. In our evolving age of entrepreneurships, corporate careers, and self-run businesses, Jason’s message will appeal to those looking for a competitive leg up, and who entrust the insider secrets of spy practice to take them there.
About the Author
Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and winner of ABC's hit reality series Shark Tank. His first book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, was a New York Times bestseller. Jason is a highly sought-after expert on safety and survival, and has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, Today, Dateline, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.
“Hanson has written a must-read manual on how to be a better businessperson. This book shows you what games are being played below the surface and gives you the CIA-tested methods on how to win them every time. Read this book and learn from one of the best.”
— Oren Klaff, author of Pitch Anything
“I never imagined I’d get great sales advice from a spy. In Agent of Influence, Jason Hanson shows how to use intuition and persuasiveness to grow your business to new heights.”
— Ryan Serhant, Star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and Sell it Like Serhant
“As someone who has worked operations with the CIA, I can tell you that Jason Hanson is the real deal.”
— Cade Courtley, former Navy SEAL and author of SEAL Survival Guide
“Entertaining...there is serious information here that could be used beyond the business setting.”