“SMB” Social Media Bodyguards

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The New Generation of Bodyguard The following blog is being written because of my love for the Executive/Personal/Close Protection & Bodyguard industry. I always remember the words of my good friend Eric Konohia when he says “one day I woke up and didn’t recognize the industry that I fell in love with”. I share those …

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Trap Door

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This past week I was in a conversation when the term, “Trap Door” was used to explain when someone, in the industry or not, gets too comfortable with their position and their job that causes them to lose ground on their responsibilities to start walking and operating in the “gray” area. Understand this, the “Gray” …

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Are we managers or mitigators

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I want to do a short blog on a commonly used term that can contradict our intended purpose. Often we see the term “Crisis Management” used in describing services that we provide. For me the use of the term management implies reactive to a crisis, almost implying that you don’t do anything until the problem …

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Don’t believe the hype

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There has been a huge conversation on social media about vetting others so-called backgrounds and experience. Some feel that these posers should be outed and others say that eventually their house of cards will come tumbling down. I personally won’t expose or out a known catfish however if asked about someone I feel it is …

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Daily alert

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I am trying something new with the BPI blog. Daily Intelligence Briefing Monday, April 29 2013 AFGHANISTAN (Security threat level – ) BOMB KILLS THREE POLICEMEN IN GHANZI PROVINCE A roadside bomb killed three policemen in Ghazni province on 28 April 2013, a day after the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. The …

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Bonus Blog for April, 24, 2013- The Boston Marathon Bombing

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I have very good friend that has served our country at the highest levels of the US Armed Forces.  His expertise in the Military and in the civilian sector IS explosives.  Yesterday he sent me a white paper that he constructed titled, “My opinion”.  Whenever he offers an opinion in this matter WE [those he …

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You ain’t ready for the letters that are coming! This Week in Protection, April 24, 2013

Empowering the powerless

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One of the most common blunders or mistakes that specialists [young and seasoned] make is empowering and ultimately trusting untrained non-security persons with assisting them in their protection efforts. You have to be very, very and I mean VERY careful when you utilize these people to assist you in protection or protection related matters. Fundamentally, …

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Start of the busy cycle

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Late last year I blogged on whether you were ready for the slow season of the industry.  Today I bring you good news and a stark warning.  It is the beginning of the busy cycle for clients to start moving around again. Our records over the last 10+ years show that the month of April …

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The FIRST Executive Protection Mastermind Group

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            Most of you are aware of my mentor program that has successfully catapulted specialists into full-time paid positions and even managing the operations of private industry companies to much of the chagrin of others in the industry. There will be two [2] EP Mastermind Groups: Group 1 For the specialist/operator:  This …

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