Every year, thousands of highly qualified individuals from the intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement– as well as related areas of government and private industry – look to strike out on their own. The excitement and the prospect of making it big leads many to choose the fast-paced and potentially lucrative field of global security consulting. However, the majority of new businesses, consultants included, fail to make it even through their first year. The reasons are myriad, but the trends are visible – the most frequent cause of failure is being unprepared to meet the difficult and sometimes dangerous challenges of this highly specialized market.
Luke Bencie is one of the many global security consultants who struck out on his own and one of the few who has succeeded. But his success did not come without obstacles. As a friend to many in the security industry, an adherent to the philosophy of paying it forward, and a firm believer in the promise of global security consulting, Bencie decided to share his experiences and expertise to help newcomers navigate this increasingly crowded field. Global Security Consulting
, his second book, has been lauded as a font of information and insight, an invaluable guide for avoiding the pitfalls that can wreck any business, particularly ones that deal with potentially lethal adversaries.
Frequently dead serious, occasionally light-hearted and always clear-headed, Global Security Consulting
promises to become a standard reference for consultants worldwide – a blueprint for those with the skills, determination, and raw courage to succeed in one of the 21st century’s true growth industries.
Reviewed in Security Management