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Airports – an Emotions Killer

Author: Mario Bekes

Do you remember that moment when you waited for someone at the airport or travelled to wait for someone who you love so much? How did you feel in that moment? Good? Excited? Anxious? It goes without saying that sooner or later we will travel. Sometimes that choice will be... View Article


The Power of Local News and Information Warfare

Author: Mario Bekes

I had the opportunity to travel across the globe in the past few weeks. With that travel I was exposed to different cultures, habits, religions and most importantly to the local news (one country local TV, Radio and News Papers).   So, what does that mean, being exposed to the... View Article


What the World can Learn from Dubai

Author: Mario Bekes

Wouldn’t you love to fly out of Sydney at sunrise on a five-star airline and by sunset be meeting millionaires for dinner at a VIP table in Dubai? If you could visit right now a cosmopolitan city that has not been impacted by the pandemic, would you? What if you... View Article


Facing Our Inner Demons

Author: Mario Bekes

We can all agree that lately the world looks and feels different and no doubt since January 2020, when we entered into orbitual spin, like a planet around the Sun. We might believe that we are individuals on our own but in reality, are spinning collectively in a circle, like... View Article


Dark Side of Bitcoin

Author: Mario Bekes

Human kind has explored and conquered almost every meter of this planet and we witnessed the expansion of humanity, science, literacy, music and so many elements of our daily life that we almost exhausted the frontiers of exploration. Needless to say, that humanity is turning toward space and it looks... View Article


What if Russia gains control over Ukraine?

Author: Mario Bekes

There is no historical evidence that an invading force can control a country and its citizens. The reason is very simple, no one likes to be invaded or to do what they are told, how to behave, live and work by invading forces. I know this first-hand from my time... View Article


Understanding the value of Strategic Intelligence and Strategic Thinking

Author: Mario Bekes

The words tactical, operational and strategic appear in just about every corporate communication. In explaining what Strategic thinking/intelligence is, I want to clarify the major difference between tactical, operational and strategic intelligence. As a start, we should note that all the words derive from a military, not business or leadership... View Article


The informant management plan

Author: Mario Bekes

Descriptions and definitions of who an informant is goes back centuries. In the past 100 years informants have become a necessity to the government sector to help solve cases which may never have been solved through applying conventional investigative methodologies and techniques. It is imperative to understand that informants are... View Article


Who is the corporate informant?

Author: Mario Bekes

How often have we watched blockbuster movies where some of the main characters are labelled “informants”. Our thirst for information is insatiable, despite how easily we can access material at the click of a mouse. There is a big difference between accessing information on the net and getting information directly... View Article


Working on planes is not smart – here’s why

Author: Mario Bekes

We are all dependent on portable devices for our work and our social lives. Using them in public settings, especially airports, planes and trains provides the perfect opportunity for criminals to access your information – and they don’t even need your passwords. Recent trips of mine have confirmed how the... View Article