Don Tennant

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Don Tennant is the co-author of "Spy the Lie", a publication in which "Three former CIA officers—among the world’s foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lie."[1]. The book was authored with the assistance of former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero, who, according the publisher's website, "are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior. Spy the Lie chronicles the captivating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and shows how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives."[2]

A former National Security Agency analyst, Tennant is also partner at the "deception-detection services provider QVerity"[3].

According to his employment profile, Tennant is "A veteran business/technology journalist and speaker" who "began his career with the National Security Agency as a research analyst covering international economic issues. His proficiency in the Chinese language and experience in producing key intelligence reports for senior U.S. policymakers prepared him for a venture into journalism, beginning in Hong Kong where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Hong Kong edition of Computerworld. He returned to the U.S. to become Editor in Chief of the flagship U.S. edition of Computerworld, and later assumed the editorial directorship of Computerworld and InfoWorld. Don has conducted in-depth interviews with hundreds of top corporate executives and dozens of high-profile CEOs, from Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, to Oracle's Larry Ellison and Xerox's Anne Mulcahy."[4].

As his profile further states: "Don was presented with the 2007 Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity by American Business Media, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award for editorial excellence in news coverage. His weekly editorial column in Computerworld won the national gold award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and the national gold award from Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) in 2006. Under his leadership, Computerworld won dozens of editorial awards, including ASBPE's Magazine of the Year Award in 2004 and 2006. Don holds a B.S. in Language from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @dontennant."[5].

Tennant's author profile in "Spy the Lie", states that "his experience in producing key policy reports for senior U.S policy makers prepared him for a venture into journalism, which led to his appointment as editor-in-chief of Computerworld." [6].

Tennant is a member of the Baha'i Faith, and "lives with his wife, Ardith" at the campus of the Green Acre Baha'i School, in Eliot, Maine,[7], where Ardith Tennant is a program coordinator.[8]


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  1. Spy the Lie, official publication page, Macmillan Press, accessed June 18, 2013.
  2. Spy the Lie, official publication page, Macmillan Press, accessed June 18, 2013.
  3. ZoomInfo Employment Profile, accessed June 18, 2013.
  4. ZoomInfo Employment Profile, accessed June 18, 2013.
  5. ZoomInfo Employment Profile, accessed June 18, 2013.
  6. "Spy the Lie", Tennant, D, Macmillan, 2012. Accessed June 18, 2013.
  7. "Spy the Lie", Tennant, D, Macmillan, 2012, Accessed June 18, 2013.
  8. Green Acre Baha'i School, Official Website, accessed June 18, 2013.

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