CNN 29 May 2014

Are psychopaths more successful?

“Former British SAS soldier Andy McNab reveals how being a psychopath can help us in work, life and love. CNN’s Nina Dos Santos reports.”


By Plymouth Herald
28 May 2014

Author’s tips for Plymouth students

WINNING words from a year eight pupil landed one city school a visit from best-selling author Andy McNab.

The Bravo Two Zero writer visited Plymstock School after student Grace Elliot-Smith beat more than 800 entries to claim the top prize in a national competition.

The Walking With the Wounded contest asked students aged 11-15 to complete a story started by Andy McNab using 1,000 words or fewer with the winner being selected by Andy himself.

Andy instantly won over Plymstock School students with stories of his army life and beyond into his writing career with one pupil saying they had never been so motivated by someone before.

Questions then came thick and fast from an eager audience as students picked up useful tips on how to write, the importance of reading and perseverance.

Grace’s winning entry can be found at the following address online:   http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/support-the-walk/schools/storywriting-challenge/

Source: Plymouth Herald

Congratulations Grace. Well done!!!

AM Plymouth May 2014



ScreenDaily – 14 May, 2014
Luke Evans boards SAS thriller

Luke Evans, star of The Hobbit, is to play the lead in an adaptation of Andy McNab action thriller SAS: Red Notice.

Altitude Film Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures and Vertigo Films will produce the action thriller and Luke Evans, whose upcoming films include Dracula Untold and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is attached to play Tom Buckingham.

Altitude Film Sales introduces the project to buyers today in Cannes and will partner with WME Global on the U.S. rights. SquareOne Entertainment has acquired distribution rights for German-speaking territories.

Nick Love (The Sweeney) directs from a screenplay by Laurence Malkin and Chad Thumann based on the bestselling novel by former SAS operator Andy McNab.

Will Clarke, Laurence Malkin, Allan Niblo and James Richardson will produce the film. Executive producers are McNab, Mike Runagall, Andy Mayson, and Jack Drewe. Daniel Findlay will co-produce.

SAS: Red Notice is an action thriller set in the Channel Tunnel, where 100 meters underground 20 accused war criminals hold 400 hostages. Only one man can get them out alive – Tom Buckingham – an SAS operator who is trying to save his relationship with the woman he loves. The explosive conflict rages from Central London to the very heart of Paris, where Tom uncovers a conspiracy.

McNab has been a driving force behind this project since its inception, according to the producers, and he will be integral to its realization during the film’s production.

“I am very excited to be working with Nick and Luke,” said McNab. “I have admired Nick’s work for years and Luke’s involvement as Tom Buckingham makes this an incredibly exciting project to be involved in.”

Director Nick Love said: “SAS is a fantastic project and I am thrilled to be working with Andy McNab and Luke Evans in what will be a very modern action thriller.”

Source: ScreenDaily

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Published 3 April 2014

Airsoft Action: “Andy talks to Nige about making his first Airsoft rifle, the AM22 and why he has decided to become involved in our sport.”




Andy McNab Airsoft Action 2014



Hello. My name is Andy McNab and I’m a psychopath. That statement comes as a bit of a shock when you first hear it, doesn’t it?

Finding out that I could be classified in this way was certainly a surprise to me but it turns out that I’m what they call a ‘good psychopath’ and it’s certainly done me no harm in life. In fact, I believe it’s the reason I’ve been so successful.

Dr. Kevin Dutton has spent a lifetime studying psychopaths. He first met former SAS hero Andy McNab during a research project. What he found surprised him. McNab is high on the psychopath spectrum but he is a GOOD PSYCHOPATH. Unlike a BAD PSYCHOPATH, he is able to dial up or down qualities such as ruthlessness, fearlessness, conscience and empathy to get the very best out of himself – and others – in a wide range of situations.

Drawing on the combination of Andy McNab’s wild and various experiences and Dr. Kevin Dutton’s expertise in analysing them, together they have explored the ways in which a good psychopath thinks differently and what that could mean for you. What do you really want from life, and how can you develop and use qualities such as charm, coolness under pressure, self-confidence and courage to get it? The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success gives you a unique and entertaining road-map to self-fulfilment both in your personal life and your career.

In The Daily Mail a series of 3 articles about this new book by Dr Kevin Dutton in cooperation with Andy:

Are YOU a psychopath (and could it be the secret to success)?: New book by SAS hero Andy McNab reveals why having their character traits is vital to winning life’s battles

By Andy Mcnab and Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 6 May 2014

“I’ve certainly come a long way since I was a kid. Abandoned on the steps of Guy’s Hospital in a Harrods bag as a newborn baby, I was adopted and brought up on a tough housing estate in South-West London. I’ve faced a lot of challenges, but one has always been pretty much like another to me.”

Go here to read the full article in The Daily Mail – Part 1 of 3

How YOU can get the killer instinct: Crave success? You’ve got to be as ruthless as an assassin, says SAS hero Andy McNab as he explains how to think more like a psychopath.  Taking on from where yesterday’s extract left off, Andy McNab and Dr Kevin Dutton explain why being ruthless might help you to achieve success

By Andy Mcnab and Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 7 May 2014

“Dr Kevin Dutton writes: Few people get the better of my friend Andy McNab, the much-decorated former SAS operative and best-selling author of books like Bravo Two Zero.
But he once ended up shelling out thousands of pounds thanks to an oik with greased-back hair and cufflinks the size of plasma TV screens.”

Go here to read part 2 of 3 articles by Andy & Dr Kevin Dutton in The Daily Mail

How to become a black belt at getting your own way… Concluding our compelling series by SAS hero Andy McNab

By Andy Mcnab And Dr Kevin Dutton – Published: 8 May 2014

“I recently crisscrossed the globe, interviewing a ruthless elite of top con-artists about how they bent others to their will and they agreed that the best way to persuade someone to do something — or, sometimes just as important, not do something — is to convince them that it is in their own interests, as opposed to your own.”

For the concluding article in this series of 3 by Andy & Dr Kevin Dutton go here