That has to be the best line I have read today so far. And there is some validity to that statement as well because of the language and other training intelligence agents have to go through. So the spy school may very well be one of the best prep schools for international business.
Other contenders, from the same story include:
-- [I]t should not be surprising that former agents became free-market enthusiasts.
--Mr. Shvartsman suggested that he had F.S.B. backing for corporate raiding, a term that is often more than just a figure of speech in Russia’s bare-knuckle business world.
All of the above is from a story also in NYT about the extensive role fomer intelligence agents have in Russian business today. Read the whole thing here.