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“Don’t Just Try – Commit Fully and Make It Happen”

Author: Mario Bekes

Appreciation and Development in ‘Life: The Battlefield’ ‘Life: The Battlefield’ is a podcast that draws strength from community and perseverance. With over 2.5 million listeners and 38,000 subscribers to our podcast, I am humbled and incredibly appreciative today and in total over 100K subscribers across all social media platforms I... View Article


This explains why you will never succeed in the market

Author: Mario Bekes

I do remember that when I started my first business, one of the most powerful and insightful lessons I ever learned was, “Mario, always prepare yourself before you go to a meeting.” My response would be, “What specific steps should I take to prepare myself?” The answer was concise and... View Article



The Unseen Consequences of Unregulated Travel Vlogs on Business Reputations

Author: Mario Bekes

Given 30 years of experience in corporate investigations, human intelligence, and surveillance, I personally have seen the impact of information on shaping impressions and influencing reputations. YouTube vloggers recently inspired me to embark on a month-long trip expedition, during which I documented my daily adventures. Nevertheless, when I adopted the... View Article


The Overrated Myth of Leadership: The Underrated Power of Loyalty

Author: Mario Bekes

While visiting Berlin recently, I had the opportunity to conduct interviews with specialists for my podcast, “Life the Battlefield,” regarding the activities of the East German secret police, commonly referred to as STASI, in the realm of international espionage. An intriguing discovery was the unexpectedly uncomplicated factor behind their achievement:... View Article


The Spy who loved her

Author: Mario Bekes

Needless to say, the most effective agents and spies are those motivated by patriotism and ideology; these spies will go to any length for the cause they believe in. “Topaz” is the most dangerous GDR- STASI secret agent. During my schooling, training, and preparation to work in diplomatic security intelligence... View Article



Why Weapons Can’t Win Wars Without the Human Element

Author: Mario Bekes

I was born in a time when you were told from birth what society’s core values are: that leadership is here to create a better future, that the police are here to protect us from criminals, the fifth column, traitors, saboteurs, and those who steal from workers, and that the... View Article