Stories and ideas, exploring the challenges and ethics of modern intelligence practices … and the people who could improve them.

Adrian Cowderoy, competing in the Bournemouth Triathlon 2019
Bournemouth 2019 Triathlon

I peered through the secret windows of the intelligence profession to understand the experts behind today’s operations. There I found practices and attitudes that horrified me even more than the problems of the private sector. I also discovered the young professionals, struggling to cope with a dangerously changing world, and searching for hope.



Florence reminds me of being a Chartered IT Professional

Taking pride in professionalism,
for any discipline

Looking at the implications of group think (tunnel vision) and how to avoid it.

Exploring the roles in the intelligence profession, the challenges they face and the things that could improve

Looking at the impact of secret intelligence,
and how to provide a duty of care

About Adrian Cowderoy

Adrian Cowderoy is entirely independent of the intelligence services.
His writing is inspired by the struggle of young professionals to make a better world.

“Studying the world of secret intelligence has revealed truths about all of us: our weaknesses and fears, and our hidden talents.”

Adrian Cowderoy, story-teller, innovator and Chartered IT Professional
Death Valley, Landscapes on this website are from Adrian Cowderoy

Story topics

Bias Confidence Despair Failures Fear Hope Individuality Keeping up Leadership Morality Overload Recognition Sanity Smart