Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world
“There isn’t ever going to be an end,” she said. “The point is that people have to continue always speaking up and not being afraid.”
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away?
“ It's easy to be optimistic when everyone is telling you you're great. It's much harder, and much more necessary, when your sense of yourself is on the line.”
What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?
“The way Theranos is operating is like trying to build a bus while you’re driving the bus. Someone is going to get killed.”
“This is listening as a martial art, balancing the subtle behaviors of emotional intelligence and the assertive skills of influence, to gain access to the mind of another person. ” ― Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference