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Ex-CIA Operative on cartels, negotiation, and the best advice she ever got
Episode 225th October 2020 • Life, Deconstructed • Nurit Ben
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Mary Beth Long spent 13 years in the CIA as an operations officer, then moved on to the Defense Department where she became the first woman confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense. She later went on to found the defense firm Metis Solutions - and by the time she sold it in 2016, it had been dubbed by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest growing companies 3 years running. She talks about everything from hostage training, to how being a woman has helped her be a great negotiator, and the advice she got from her first CIA boss that's guided her whole life.