Sabotaging Ourselves

April 18, 2023 by Elio Grieco

Meeting: Monday, May 1st, 2023, 6:00-9:00pm MST

We're finally meeting in person again in May! We are meeting in Room 1330 of the South Building at GateWay Community College. Details below.

Floorplan for room MA 1100N at Gateway Community College

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Room SO 1330 in the South Building at GateWay Community College, Washington Campus.

108 N 40th St,
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided to all attendees. If you have other preferences, Speedy Street Tacos is within walking distance, just past the East parking lot. There are also a few other restaurants within a short drive of the college.


  • 6:00 - 6:30pm: Networking and Food
  • 6:30 - 6:40pm: Meeting Start and Announcements
  • 6:40 - 7:00pm: Cyber Threat Updates by Erik Graham
  • 7:10 - 8:45pm: Sabotaging Ourselves
  • 8:45 - 9:00pm: Wrap Up and Networking

May Topic: Sabotaging Ourselves

Does it feel like it takes a miracle to get anything done in the business world?

While good process is essential in a well functioning organization, bad process is poison. The CIA (then the OSS) realized that massive inefficiencies could be used to slow down our enemies' war machines. In the second world war they wrote a manual of such practices and distributed it behind enemy lines. Many of the practices from section 11 "General Interference with Organizations and Production" are widespread in corporate America today.

Well talk about these practices, their impact on organizations, and the threat to US industry and national security posed by their widespread adoption. We are literally sabotaging ourselves.

See the resources below for more information and pre-meeting study materials for those that are keenly interested in this topic.


Additional Reading

The Full Manual

Mail Change:

We've been doing some testing and mail from the domain is not yet reliably making it through to everyone. Seems like we need to do some more work to build the domain reputation. Ah the state of modern email.

Emails will be sent from both the previous address as well as for the time being. Please make sure that you are receiving mail from Our apologies for the duplication.

The switch from the gmail address to our official address is likely to be a gradual process.

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