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Creating a perfect economic strategy with information and Intelligence

Author: Mario Bekes

Corporations strive to be successful in their chosen markets. Trying to win the hearts and minds of consumers is a relentless, on-going battle that can be both costly and exhausting. Organisations can learn from military strategists and use information to develop successful economic strategies. There are plenty of examples from... View Article


Understanding of Communism and Intelligence Services

Author: Mario Bekes

Western and communist countries have had very different approaches to intelligence gathering over the years. The fundamental difference is that the communist approach starts with childhood education and intelligence service secrecy. Western countries on the other hand are far more open in how its population is educated and the plans... View Article


Changing the narrative, combating social media manipulation

Author: Mario Bekes

The iconic image of the Man vs Tank taken on the morning of 5 June 1989 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing is cited as a major catalyst to the subsequent profound impacts of social media. This was an image that led to media organisations openly supporting a revolution by oppressed people.... View Article


The Controlled Chaos Strategy

Author: Mario Bekes and Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray

“Separate to live, unite to fight” Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 One glance at social media today will yield countless claims from people with purported privileged knowledge of, or control over, the silver bullet for success. Snake oil solutions though they may be, they are useful as demonstrative exemplars of broader tendencies... View Article


What has hybrid warfare got to do with me?

Author: Mario Bekes and Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray

It may be a term you have not heard before, and one that sounds more relevant to the military, but hybrid warfare is being used by a variety of organisations and governments to achieve different objectives. To see how this is relevant to you, ask yourself three questions: Think about... View Article


Why Corporate Risk Management has failed and why we need corporations to be prepared for Hybrid Warfare?

Author: Mario Bekes

Summary Regardless of the cause, Corporate Risk Management is failing in the COVID-19 crisis and corporations need to be better prepared for Hybrid Warfare. Hybrid Warfare is a mix of conventional and, non-conventional methods that cross political, economic and social boundaries. These methods include, misinformation, investment strategies, corporate intelligence gathering... View Article


Flatten the psychological virus curve

Author: Mario Bekes

Covid-19 has created an unprecedented chain of events. Hindsight will no doubt show that much of them could have been avoided from the start. Two major issues revolve around fear. Fear of possible infection and fear of the economic uncertainty of what life will be like when the health crisis... View Article



The need for industry intelligence gathering on eco-terrorism

Author: Mario Bekes

With the rise and impact of eco-terrorism, industry needs to gather more intelligence to help it combat the threats. The Impact has reported how the FBI view eco-terrorism as the biggest domestic terror threat and the wide-ranging disruption caused by the Extinction Rebellion group is just one example of how... View Article