MI6 in paintings (competitive intelligence)
A little part of every competitive intelligence analyst would like to have been James Bond, whose competitive intelligence skills were beyond any mere mortal's (as well as not being bound by SCIP guidelines, with which Bond was not overly familiar). He wasn't real but here is an art exhibition featuring real MI6 agents. To celebrate their centenary, the Secret Intelligence Service commissioned an artist to paint their intelligence agents in action in various settings. They are interesting paintings because this is the first time I have seen real SIS agents depicted in action in any way. The oil paintings are vague and blurry, intentionally so, and that serves to add to the mystique that surrounds Secret Intelligence Service personnel.