I went to see The Bourne Ultimatum last night and watching it I was on the edge of my seat.  Then it got me thinking later, that there are some parallels between running a business and being a covert agent.  Its all about the detail, being aware of what’s going on around you and being able to adapt to the situation very quickly to keep yourself out of trouble. 

I had also been speaking to a friend recently who used to work in military intelligence. My friend also talked about being aware of a high level of detail which made their job easier. 

So even if spying or intelligence work is not your thing, remember that noticing detail and being able to adapt quickly are skills you need to have if you want to keep ahead in business!