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Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy Hardcover – 3 november 2015
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Red teaming. The concept is as old as the Devil's Advocate, the eleventh-century Vatican official charged with discrediting candidates for sainthood. Today, red teams are used widely in both the public and the private sector by those seeking to better understand the interests, intentions, and capabilities of institutional rivals. In the right circumstances, red teams can yield impressive results, giving businesses an edge over their competition, poking holes in vital intelligence estimates, and troubleshooting dangerous military missions long before boots are on the ground. But not all red teams are created equal; indeed, some cause more damage than they prevent. Drawing on a fascinating range of case studies, Red Team shows not only how to create and empower red teams, but also what to do with the information they produce.
In this vivid, deeply-informed account, national security expert Micah Zenko provides the definitive book on this important strategy -- full of vital insights for decision makers of all kinds.
"An excellent book.... There are few business or government officials who could not derive some insights from the wide breadth of examples Zenko exploits so effectively."--War on the Rocks
"An excellent book."--Booklist
"An important book."--Red Team Journal
"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 everywhere."--Moises Naim, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment, author of The End of Power
"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 organization."--Jami Miscik, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
"The most depressingly timely book on terrorism I read this year."--Carlos Lozada, editor of the Washington Post Book Party blog
"Zenko explains, in absorbing detail, the value of red teams, groups formed to act as devil's advocates.... Zenko offers readers much to consider and an effective way to take action."--Kirkus
A gripping, deeply informed overview of red teaming.... Red Team is filled with harrowing stories of red-team failures but also successes in the domains of both national security and the private sector, where companies, for example, red team against hackers."--Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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- Uitgever : Hachette Book Group USA (3 november 2015)
- Taal : Engels
- Hardcover : 336 pagina's
- ISBN-10 : 0465048943
- ISBN-13 : 978-0465048946
- Afmetingen : 16.51 x 2.86 x 24.45 cm
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #307,049 in Boeken (Top 100 in Boeken bekijken)
- #1,363 in Strategisch management
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- #3,369 in Leiderschap & personeelsmanagement
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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 more 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 In
2. Outside and Objective, While Inside and Aware
3. Fearless Skeptics with Finesse
4. Have a Big Bag of Tricks
5. Be Willing to Hear Bad News and Act on It
6. Red Team Just Enough, But No More
I 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 more 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.)