Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Edition of Avoiding False Mirrors

Second Edition of Avoiding False Mirrors to be released

Arlington, VA November 10, 2015

A second edition of Avoiding False Mirrors, my book on innovation in business organizations, will be released approximately January 15, 2016. It is a major revision of the first edition, updated with new stories and examples, and brought up-to-date on the latest views of business process management (BPM).

"I enjoyed immensely writing the first edition, based on my years with the US Department of Defense, and used the book in many of my classes over the last several years. Yet, it is time to update the volume with new, more exciting and informative examples, and I have been working over the summer to do just that.  BPM is an exciting area, evolving every day, and well worth your time to understand."

Look for it on Amazon, and major book stores.  We will offer a special discount for Bloggers, so watch the page for details.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The latest book in the Minihan Series

The latest novel in the Bernie Minihan Series, Twilight at Waterside, is out and ready for you to purchase and read through Amazon.com. This volume, set in Norfolk, has a unique combination of Islamic terrorists, the New York Mob, and the Federal terrorism programs clashing head-to-head. It is an exciting read, which you will not want to miss.
Get it at Amazon.com, or order it through the major book stores.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 Arlington, VA.

For some oddball reason, I have tried to stay off the blogs during the presidential campaign season, content to sit back and see which candidate will do the worst job in presenting himself to the electorate, and whom they will ultimately believe. That's always even more difficult when you have someone running against an incumbent.

This election season, however, is becoming unique. For those of you old enough to remember him, Theodore White wrote a series of books, Making of the President, during the 60's and early 70's, and tried to dissect as objectively as possible the events of the political campaign of that year. Unfortunately, when we need him the most, Mr. White is long gone, and sorely missed for that very objectivity that seems to be lacking in the media today.

From my perspective, most of the campaign thus far has been a series of lies, missteps, and clear attempts to blacken as much of the personal reputation of the candidates as possible, leaving the public to decide who actually stands for what. That situation has created an election scenario that is scary at best, and possibly disastrous for the future.

Nothing, however, is more disconcerting than the politicalization of the incident which resulted in the killing of Ambassador Stephens, and his protectors, in Bengazi, Libya. The Democrats, up to the President himself, would have you believe that his Republican opponent wants to take a human tragedy and turn it to political capital. That, I believe, is far from the truth, coming from a man who, it seems, knew about, possibly watched, and was involved in decisions that contributed to their deaths as much as if he were on the scene.

The Obama Administration  tried to carefully orchestrate both the timing of the news, and the story itself, to suit their [political purposes--they  wanted no black marks on their view, often espoused, that al-Qaeda was either dead or dying. Again, it seems, nothing is further from the truth. Indeed, Obama sucked his UN Ambassador, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense into support roles, while literally throwing the intelligence community under a bus as the culprits.

He may have been able to do it, if not for the documentation (e-mails, cables, etc.) that seem to have a way of leaking in these instances, and information on the drones overhead taking in the pictures in real-time that were transmitted back to the White House Situation Room, and other key decision points. it really doesn't matter if Obama sat there and watched--if his people did not tell him about it as they should have, or they decided to keep it from him, there should already have been a list of firings published in the Washington Post and the New York Times. Instead, there is stonewalling all through the administration.

Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta are fine if not great Americans. Why have they not resigned in disgust? Adlai Stevenson did as did Eliot Richardson, and over things equally as squalid as Bengazi--Cuba, and Watergate--but got no one killed.

If Obama does into exile on November 6th, it will be because he promised openness, honesty, and transparency to the American people, and, instead, gave them lies, deceit, and stonewalling to preserve his election chances.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The coward in Aurora CO

July 24, 2012 Arlington VA

It turns out that the killer of innocent people in the theatre in Aurora, CO, had his apartment well-booby trapped to injure those who would eventually enter it. His wiring was complex, and designed to inflict major damage on whoever entered.  When I wrote Night Chill, one of the scenes in the book was a man in Baton Rouge, LA who had similar wiring in his house designed to do much the same.  That book was written nearly a year ago, long before the Aurora incident. I pointed out then, and continue to do so, that we have to take both the domestic and foreign terrorists as asynchronous thinkers, and actors.  We cannot apply traditional thoughts and practices to their actions.  We get people killed that way.

I applaud the local and federal officers that worked through the apartment and dismantled the explosives and other traps for their efforts without losing more lives in the effort.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Night Chill places 8th in Amazon Kindle's Top 100 for Fiction-Suspense

July 17, 2012 Arlington VA.

Night Chill, the latest Minihan Series Novel by John Tieso is currently in 8th place in the Amazon Kindle Top 100 in the Fiction-Suspense category.  This volume, the third in the series, is set in New Orleans, LA -- The Big Easy -- and involves the mystery surrounding a mega-tanker carrying Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) toward the Mississippi River Delta.

"We are particularly pleased that this volume has been so well received by the public," said John Tieso, when the announcement was made over the Internet. "This has been a great month for us, with both Minihan's Dillemma, the first volume, and For the Sake of Terror, the second volume, also doing well in the charts."  For the sake of Terror is 28th in Fiction-Adventure this week as well, and Minihan's Dilemma was well up in the Top 100 last week, and continues to sell well."

All three volumes are available on Amazon as both paperbacks and Kindle versions, and the books are also available through most major booksellers.

"People love a good story, with good dialogue, and a sense of the unknown.  We provide all that in the Minihan series and even more through the twists and turns that are so reflective of terrorism. Even if you are not a die-hard suspense or action fan, sometimes you just want a book for a good read.  Try these," said Tieso in a recent interview.

John Tieso lives and works in Arlington, Virginia, and is available for book signings as well as speaking engagements.  He can be reached at johnt@john-tieso.com. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

The entire Minihan Series is now out in Kindle!

All three books, Bernie Minihan's Dilemma, For the Sake of Terror, and Night Chill are now available from the Kindle Shop on Amazon.com. Get them all cheap.  If you are a Kindle Prime member, you can borrow them to read for Free.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The book is out!!

The book is out, and can be purchased at Amazon.com by going to:https://www.createspace.com/3836815
Anyone that buys the new book, and brings it to the signing event on the 25th of June at Tortoise & Have Restaurant on 23rd Street in Crystal City, will receive the Kindle version free when it comes out.