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James Daugherty

James Daugherty is an Ex-CIA intelligence expert who specializes in all forms of communication and elite human performance.

He majored in Forensics & Psychology at Florida State University before being recruited into the FBI in 1994, initially as an analyst working a desk job. He quickly graduated to a Special Agent working more complex and dangerous cases in the field before joining his latest employer - the CIA.

Now retired, James has resisted the university lecturing roles and advisory law enforcement positions in exchange for a more low key life with his family on the West Coast. He does take on occasional private consultancy work however prefers to spend his days walking the dog and writing about his trials & tribulations in the field as an American spy.

He never realised how much the skills he acquired over his 20 years in the intelligence game would help people in civilian life. His writing is a combination of fascinating anecdotes, clever tactics/tricks along with the scientific rationale to back up his advice.

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    • Persuasion

    • An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Art of Mind Control Through Powerful Persuasion Techniques & Conversational Tactics for Ultimate Influence in Any Situation
    • By: James Daugherty
    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • By: James Daugherty
    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 08-22-17
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    • Negotiation

    • An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Psychological Tricks & Talking Tools to Become an Expert Negotiator in Any Situation
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    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
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    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
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    • Release date: 06-08-17
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    • Self-Discipline

    • An Ex-SPY's Guide to Hack Your Daily Habits to Build Unshakable Self-Control
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    • Thinking: Like a Spy

    • Persuasion: An Ex-SPY's Guide, Negotiation: An Ex-SPY's Guide & Body Language: An Ex-SPY's Guide
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    • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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    Imagine how different your life would be if you could effortlessly think like a spy to get the most out of every situation....

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    • Body Language: An Ex-Spy's Guide to Master the Art of Nonverbal Communication to Know What People Are Really Thinking in Any Situation

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    • Confidence

    • An Ex-Spy's Guide to Build Unwavering Confidence & Override Social Anxiety to Win in Any Situation
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    • Stoicism: An Ex-SPY’s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life - Master the Ancient Philosophies of Productivity & Peace of Mind

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    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Imagine how different your life would be if you knew how to develop the resilience to deal with tough times, whilst effortlessly getting on the path to peace of mind....

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    • Stoicism School: 3 Manuscripts

    • An Ex-Spy’s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life, Volumes 1, 2, 3 (Spy Self-Help, Book 12)
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    • Practical Ways to Harness Your Emotions & Thrive with This Philosophy
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    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    Stoicism's ancient teachings are the very best playbook for adversity. Unlike many religious and new-age thinking methods, Stoic principles provide a clear road map on exactly “how” to think, not simply “what” to think....

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