Alongside the Sword: The Transformative Power of a Good Read

Fred Burton is a born storyteller. And he has a lot of stories to tell. Burton is Stratfor's long-time Chief Security officer. He's also a former counter-terrorism agent with the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. One other note: Burton is a New York Times bestselling author.

So how does one move from the fast-paced life of global security into an occupation that many may associate more with a slow, methodical translation of ideas into words followed by the measured, careful transfer of those words to paper?