Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. You ONLY get what’s available — January 5, 2015
  2. Great Open Source Briefing on ISIS — December 3, 2014
  3. Think and Reason like a Special Operator — December 1, 2014
  4. The Standard Decline of an Institution — November 17, 2014
  5. The Security Brief Podcast show ‘The REAL Bodyguard” in its entirety — October 30, 2014

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. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  4. Industry experts – Call to action — 9 comments
  5. I am officially holstering my gun conversations. — 9 comments

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Industry structural strain

When I was in college I was a criminal justice/criminology major with a minor in sociology. My studies were heavy in behavioral social sciences. To that end I had to study and write about countless theories and sociologists particularly about the theories as to why individuals choose to envoke themselves in criminal behavior. One theory …

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Process DOES matter.

I don’t think enough talk has been made about the importance of process.  For the sake of this blog I will talk about 2 types of process: Process you went through to get to where you are (EP and other Training) Decision making process Not enough emphasis and attention is made when a specialist is navigating …

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What’s more important?

The dynamic nature of what can be perceived in this industry produces an insatiable urge for specialists to register and attend courses that do all the cool stuff that hit the CDI (Chics dig it) meter.  Let me say this, I do encourage people to attend driving schools, advanced weapons training etc, but at the …

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Just because I want to help…

The other day after we completed the first of the Open Door series, I had an epiphany about why specialists are not getting any work after they complete their schools.  The truth of the matter there are common factors that inhibit as well as prohibit specialists from getting regular or any work at all.  Sitting …

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Cliques in the Craft

You can deny it or be naive if you want to but there are cliques in this industry and in many cases cliques within cliques.  The worst part of this industry is that there are certain groups or exclusive groups that almost resemble a cult.  Their loyalty to the exclusive group is so deep that …

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No authority here

In yesterday’s BPI Open Door conversation with Minister he brought up an interesting topic that I have failed to blog about in the past and that is given versus perceived authority that we have. When you complete you Executive Protection course and you are on a detail, whether armed or not, many specialists feel they …

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An open door to BPI and The MTMS

Today I did an open conversation with Mark Fair call-sign “Minister” where we just had a conversation about a hot button topic in the industry.  This is an opportunity for everyone to see and hear from him and understand that I am not the only one that feels the industry is in a quagmire.  Specialists …

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Question I was asked by Frank Morey

Yesterday I was sifting through the multitudes of emails I was down to the emails from Specialists.  I normally deal with this last so that all other pressing issues are handled first.  I received an email from a specialist Frank Morey of Banham Close Protection in the United Kingdom.  Frank and I had communicated on …

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Specialist Highlight-Call-Sign OutKast

Dwayne Johnson

Every now and again I want to feature one of my BPI Security Specialists to feature.  Today’s highlight is call-sign “Outkast”.  I met Outkast back in 1996 through our Fraternity affiliation.  It wasn’t until a year later that he called me and told me that he was in the business and wanted to talk to …

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Let’s compare

We refer to specialists that are not full-time employees for a security company as well as those specialists that want to get in the industry on their own as a “Lone wolf”.  They aren’t necessarily attached to a pack of specialists yet they are trying to make it on their own.  What I have found …

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