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Ethical Issues for Security/Intelligence Professionals … and Everyone Else

February 7, 2019

A colleague who worked for an intelligence agency in information security and related areas for decades shares his reflections on ethical challenges and – well, a bunch of things that go bump in the night .… challenges that do not apply only to his work. They cross boundaries into a variety of professions, perhaps all […]

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25 Years of ThiemeWorks on September 1 2018

August 28, 2018

A Quarter-century of ThiemeWorks 1993-2018 On September 1, 1993, the first year commercial enterprises were permitted on the Internet, I took a leap of faith, left a successful career, and launched ThiemeWorks as a platform for professional speaking, writing, and consulting. That was 25 years ago. In 23 years of speaking for Def Con, I […]

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The Road to Resilience is on you tube

August 24, 2018

“The Road to Resilience: Strategies for Playing Through the Pain” by Richard Thieme at Def Con 26 (August 11 2018) is now available on you tube. 23rd year at Def Con.  Connecting with the heart of a left-brain crowd. The Road to Resilience: Strategies for Playing Through the Pain by Richard Thieme – […]

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New Old Videos on YouTube – May 2018

May 10, 2018

Richard Thieme on This Week WSN TV Milwaukee 1994 Richard Thieme is interviewed by Wayne Youngquist in 1994 on “This Week” – WSN Channel 12 Milwaukee. Thieme was less than one year into a new career as a professional speaker and writer and discusses his focus at the time. Richard Thieme Speaks for the […]

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Listening (and now for something completely different …)

February 2, 2018

Listening (and now for something completely different …) by Richard Thieme Information, we are told, is the difference that makes a difference. To be honest, I don’t know if that covers all aspects of what we mean by information but I do know that information – and communication – depend on there being a real […]

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Topics, Recent

January 16, 2018

Real Birds in Digital Cages: The Chickens Come Home to Roost So who do you think you are? Whatever you reply, Richard Thieme will go zen on you and say, no, not that. Because identity is by social agreement and social agreement is manufactured, managed, and manipulated on the internet these days. We should all […]

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June 27, 2017

Dismantling by Richard Thieme   We are continually challenged these days to restructure a sense of who we are in response to rapidly changing conditions and reinvent ourselves. A career change, the end of a time of life, a major life event like marriage or divorce or selling a home and moving — any one […]

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ThiemeWorks Winter Sale

December 9, 2016

THIEMEWORKS WINTER SALE JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 28 2017 FOAM an astonishing novel, regularly $30, NOW $20 + $5 mailing in one complete volume or three volumes UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry Hard-cover: regularly $35, now $30 + $5 mailing or Soft-cover: regularly $30, now $25 + mailing Mind Games regularly $20, now $15 […]

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What’s real in the post-truth era?

December 4, 2016

What’s real in the post-truth era? by Richard Thieme From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 4, 2016. A web of truthiness, post-truths, and half-truths is replacing a once-shared goal of knowing the truth itself. The task of understanding our world has become more and more complex and difficult to navigate. As the recent presidential campaign […]

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Request for Comments on “Playing Through the Pain”

July 7, 2016

Friends and colleagues: I will speak for the 21st straight year at Def Con 24 in Las Vegas in August. My topic is below, and I want to nuance things correctly so I am inviting your input. If this is “orthogonal” to your interests, the delete key is to the right. I will focus on […]

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