Andy McNab

Andy McNab was in the British army for eighteen years, ten in the Special Air Service. He’s probably best known for his first book Bravo Two Zero. It’s the story of an eight-man Special Forces mission behind enemy lines in Iraq during the first Gulf war. He was decorated for bravery along with three other soldiers from the Bravo Two Zero patrol.

Since then Andy has become a successful businessman and has gone on to write more non-fiction, thrillers, film scripts, and to produce films.

I do know one reason why I’m successful – the main reason, in fact. It’s because I’m a psychopath.
But don’t panic, I’m a good psychopath!
Andy McNab

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Kevin Dutton

Kevin Dutton was born in London in 1967. He has a Ph.D in psychology, and is an expert on the science of social influence. He is a research psychologist and honorary affiliated member of the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Sciences, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

Kevin’s first book, Flipnosis – The Art of Split Second Persuasion, first published in 2010 and since translated into 18 languages, documents his quest – from the political genius of Winston Churchill to the malign influence of some of the world’s top con artists – for the psychological ‘DNA’ of persuasion.

His second book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers is published in the UK (William Heinemann) in September 2012 and in the US (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) in October 2012. In it, Kevin explores the positive side of being a psychopath, and discovers, first hand, in a groundbreaking ‘How to make a psychopath’ experiment, what it’s like to be one. The effects have since worn off.