Eric Konohia

Author's details

Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Pay attention to Retention — January 16, 2017
  2. When the Flag goes up Part – II — October 25, 2016
  3. The industry dictates when the BPI training flag goes up — October 18, 2016
  4. When what’s behind your name really matters. — March 1, 2016
  5. 35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life! — January 27, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Will Smith’s Security failure — 19 comments
  2. The transition drill issues…. from SF to PSD to EP B2B, a firsthand account — 17 comments
  3. Interview with Chuck Vance-“Father of modern day Executive Protection” — 13 comments
  4. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  5. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

No excuses – get up and do it

I posted yesterday a a prose on the NABA Facebook page: Excuses are tools of the incompetent, they build bridges to nowhere and those who use these incompetent tools are masters of nothingness.  There is another one that applies to today’s blog as well. When you’re up against a trouble, meet it squarely, face to face; lift …

Continue reading »

Preparing for the inbound Tango – Sandy

If you reside along the eastern seaboard like I do, I pray that you and yours will be safe during the nest 24+ hours.  It is times like these that you can really see how our training comes into play with the proactive mindset.  The famous military saying, “2 is 1 and 1 is NONE” …

Continue reading »


Yesterday I introduced the term transverse hybridization in an attempt to get you understanding on how to enable yourself to work both sides of the protective spectrum.  Today I want to talk about how this effect is sometimes caused – dispersion. The theory can be simply equated to the same effect by dropping a stone …

Continue reading »

Transverse hybridization

If you follow any version of the premise that there are differences in protection methodologies between the corporate and entertainment environments then you can agree that those differences, if not known could lead to problems.  For the sake of this conversation I am not focusing on the attack as I am focusing on procedural problems, that, if …

Continue reading »

The value of pictures in the protective advance

Whenever I personally do or assign a protective advance to be completed and there is sufficient time Ii will include pictures with additional drawing tools in it.  If you instruct or describe the arrival point to someone that has never been to a location, your success will be based on your grasp of the English …

Continue reading »

Learning suggestions

Do you ever wonder why some people are known as “straight A students” while other people struggle in school – even though they’re smart? Do you know people who didn’t finish high school, and have found great success in their careers? People learn in different ways. And no one has a better learning style than …

Continue reading »

Angelfish – A Female specialist’s drsssing tips

Yesterday I blogged, or at least attempted to blog on dressing the female specialist.  Today I am cutting one of my own loose on the blog to give you an expert’s perspective on the same subject.  Today’s blog is by BPI’s own, call-sign “Jedi”.  Although this blog is directed to the female specialist, everyone can …

Continue reading »

Dressing the female specialist

Just about every 3 to 4 months we get into conversations about the male haberdashery, what to wear and what not to wear.  I searched high and low on all of the sites I frequent have not found any conversation about what females should wear and what they should not wear.  Disclaimer-I have no idea …

Continue reading »

1 if by land, 2 if by Sea

The anonymous joker has left a terrible taste in my mouth with releasing my book.  The trail that was blazed for me by those who forged this industry to what it is and what it will become has almost been marred by one single individual and a series of ridiculous interactions.  The turmoil that this …

Continue reading »

My real name is Eric Konohia

But I am known by a couple call-signs, one assigned and a few I gave myself.  Regardless of that everyone knows that when you hear, “Pineapple” you know it is me.  Lately if someone refers to the nomme de guerre “Corporate Beard” people are associating that with me as well.  IF, for the last year …

Continue reading »