Dr. Michael Barbieri


Michael Barbieri PhD has spent decades working with law enforcement, intelligence organizations, and other investigative associations. He has become a seasoned professional, contracted in twenty different countries for various government agencies and needs through his work.

Those looking for Michael Barbieri PhD can find him through Global Intelligence Consultants Inc. He is a Senior Consultant and has been with the team for thirty-two years. During this time, he has aided in several international investigations. Other cases he has taken on include students jailed in foreign countries, kidnap recoveries, and corporate executive extractions.

This work has earned Michael Barbieri PhD many accolades, including a letter of recommendation from the United States Department of State and recognition from former President George H.W. Bush. Of all the cases Michael Barbieri PhD has worked on, he is perhaps most proud of the six Cold Case Murders he helped solve. By solving these cases, he helped provide closer to those who thought it long out of their grasp.

Below is an interview with Michael Barbieri PhD originally published on IdeaMensch.

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Where did the idea for Global Intelligence Consultants come from?

Michael Barbieri PhD: Intelligence gathering information has been the forefront of all investigations. Therefore the name Global Intelligence Consultants, Inc. providing not only intelligence, but real time investigations world wide.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Michael Barbieri PhD: There are no typical days, just different assignments, consultation and consulting based on a variety of client from the corporate, private and legal profession.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Michael Barbieri PhD: All of our plans to work a case come from discussions from our staff as to the best way to tackle the problem presented to us and making sure the best solution are gathered so the client receives the best results.

What’s one trend that excites you?

Michael Barbieri PhD: Forensic investigations have become the most exciting part of our business. Global has developed a complete team of licensed forensic experts to handle our clients needs.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Michael Barbieri PhD: I have the tenacity of a bulldog. I never give up nor do I ever quit.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Michael Barbieri PhD: Always keep moving, just like sharks, when sharks stop moving they die. Never stop learning and always work toward your goals.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Michael Barbieri PhD: No matter what the case may be, when you eliminate the impossible whatever is left, no matter how improbable is the truth.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Michael Barbieri PhD: I manage by walking around. I want to see what is going on in our company and I also go out in the street with our investigators to make sure they are completing the tasks properly.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Michael Barbieri PhD: We have grown our business by putting the client first. Taking care of their needs is why they come to us, that is what separates us from the rest of the industry.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Michael Barbieri PhD: I never focus on any one failure, I always focus on the positive. I put the negative behind and move forward. Everyone fails, but the individuals that get up and try again and the successful individuals.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Michael Barbieri PhD: I will never give away any business idea to anyone. What I do is look at the competition, and take their good points and add them to ours, if we are not already doing them!

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

Michael Barbieri PhD: The best money I have ever spent was on the learning of a new language.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

Michael Barbieri PhD: We have numerous pieces of software, and this is another areas we do not discuss with anyone. That gives us the edge against other firms.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Michael Barbieri PhD: Think and grow Rich.

What is your favorite quote?

Michael Barbieri PhD: That which is essential is usually invisible to the eye.

Key Learnings:

  • Always learn
  • Never be satisfied with normality.
  • Always push yourself toward your goals and toward greatness.
  • Never tell your company strategy to anyone.