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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Your Mission Starts Today

For our Thursday, January 11th Meeting, veteran, former CIA officer, and author Andrew Bustamante will be speaking. We'll meet at the Main Branch St. Pete Library at 6:00 PM. Networking/mingling begins at 5:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public.

Topic: Your Mission Starts Today

BIO: Andrew Bustamante is an award-winning speaker with a history shrouded in intrigue and espionage. A decorated combat veteran and graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. Andrew's military career includes wartime service in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following a successful military career, Andrew was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and trained as covert intelligence officer. Specializing in Asia and South Asia field operations, Andrew played key roles in covert action and human intelligence operations.

After spending more than 15 years in service to his nation, Andrew has chosen to embark on a new mission as a professional speaker; to inspire positive change through new thinking. Andrew is a dedicated husband and father and proud to call St. Petersburg, Florida home. If he is not on stage, behind a microphone or engaging his community, Andrew can be found enjoying the beaches, beers, and boats that make the Tampa Bay region great. 

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Book Title and background: Everyday Espionage: Winning the Workplace

People make decisions every day based on direct influences like personal experience, formal education and religious beliefs. But people are less aware of the decisions they make based on indirect influences like ego, emotions and individual biases. In the world of big business, politics and international espionage, indirect influence rules the day.
Espionage uses indirect influence to drive human behavior and win objectives. Everyday Espionage: Winning the Workplace takes proven espionage tactics and applies them to the corporate workplace, equipping readers to cultivate influence and win professional objectives. Espionage is no longer an art form reserved for covert operatives and deep cover agents. This book shows how the fundamentals of espionage can be learned and applied by anyone to achieve anything. Your mission starts today.