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November 24, 2004

News & Opinion: Note on the Spies Inc. excerpt.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:04 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


I wanted to give the Spies Inc. excerpt a little context.

Following the hardfought and hard won Yom Kippur War of 1973, the Israel and
its military was looking for new approaches. The Talpiot program was
established as the Israel Defense Forces elite brainpower summit, tasked with changing
the language of technological warfare. The excerpt explains some of the history of the program, the process of selection, and training recruits go through.

I thought there may be some HR and OD analogies in examining the Talpiot.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.