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You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job but something tells you not to offer a position These scenarios all represent. My review is a lot of value in this book Foremost the authors remind everyone to stay alert Look for anomalies If something doesn t seem to fit in pay attention to itThe other thing of value is that it provides a language and a heuristic for thinking about the world around us particularly the behaviors of individuals from which we infer so very much while not being able to articulate why we inferred what we inferredI am a civil lawyer and in depositions and court examinations we have have a tendency to privilege the explicit content of a communication over the context We can easily get into evidence the answer to what did he say but when it comes to a uestion like was he angry the answer is treated like a spooky bit of speculative mind reading Yet it is vital to our personal survival that we be able to distinguish between jest and angerThis books makes explicit what we ve been doing implicitly namely watching for body language facial expression interrelations with others etc For years when I get an objection based on speculation to a uestion about whether a person was angry or sad or whatever I will immediately drop into physical observations eg was he leaning forward what expression did he have on his face was he speaking in a clipped fashion etc Essentially I have been doing what these authors suggest but retrospectively rather than prospectivelyBy creating a language of anomalies kinesics biometrics proxemics geographics iconography atmospherics the author s permit an individual to communicate their observations but perhaps importantly to organize the observations in a coherent system I was a fencing instructor at some point My school was Gaugler s Italian school which had the virtue of being able to articulate fencing moves Other schools would just demonstrate but Gaugler had a language to communicate and by having a language the system provided a way of thinking about fencingThis book does the same thing for human observation I ve started to incorporate the ideas of the book into my witness examination albeit not the language because the language is too arcane for people not familiar with the system On the other hand reading this book has motivated me to ask some uestions I wouldn t have thought about such as where were other people standing what was the observed person doing with his handsThis book is mostly of use to security professionals It is not really aimed at the average person Nonetheless there are good thoughts here for the civilian eg when you see 3 anomalies do something have a hierarchy of decisions so you don t dither the hierarchy for civilians should be run hide fight But there is not in my opinion enough here for civiliansThis book is basically an advertising piece to sell the authors system The first 20% of the book lauds the authors system and explains the problems that the status uo has This a common approach by authors who are trying to interest people in buying the full package ie training the website etc but a person such as myself is already sold we want the meat not the sizzle and it took a long time to get into the meat and when we got there it seemed that we got some terms and an approachwhich was fineI would give this 35 stars if I could I got material of value from this book but I thought the advertising took up too much of the early content

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Left of Bang

LEFT OF BANG the moments before something bad happens But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant getting off the elevator or getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector but to actually increase your sen. For fans of the Gift of Fear this is a must readIt s a detailed expansion of the premises outlined in that book A substantial thoughtful expansion and based on the program delineated for Marines I believe this is a book that should be read by everyone in the military or law enforcement I can say that confidently but not being involved in either but it s a strong must read for civilians with an interest in the topic The book is well written clear and provides a outstanding conceptual framework and standardized languageIf the topic remotely interests you read this book

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Sitivity to threats before they happen Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same uestion and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program A comprehensive and no nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear LEFT OF BANG is the resul. Don t mind the 2 stars This book has many valuable insights to learn from The reason for my rating is it is not so radically different from What Everybody Is Saying An Ex FBI Agent s Guide to Speed reading People For the 1st one third of this book author beats around the bush a lot


10 thoughts on “Left of Bang

  1. says:

    My review is a lot of value in this book Foremost the authors remind everyone to stay alert Look for anomalies If something doesn't seem to fit in pay attention to itThe other thing of value is that it provides a language and a heuristic for thinking about the world around us particularly the behaviors of indiv

  2. says:

    This is the best book on situational awareness I have ever read Left of Bang details the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter programs methods which we

  3. says:

    This was between 2 and 3 stars for me It is about recognizing situations that could be potentially dangerousnoticing what's out of the norm and then acting on it I'm not military and so much of this applied to the Marine Corps Some of it was interesting but mostly I felt it didn't apply The authors eventually got around to applying these lessons to normal people I liked the title and the idea of this book it

  4. says:

    For fans of the Gift of Fear this is a must readIt's a detailed expansion of the premises outlined in that book A substantial thoughtful expansion and based on the program delineated for Marines I believe this is a book that should be read by everyone in the military or law enforcement I can say that confidently but not being involved in either but it's a strong must read for civilians with an interest in the topic The

  5. says:

    Needs a bit of editing as it tends to get wordy and repeats itself at times but the information inside is great and very useful Really helped me put in perspective my day to day habits that made me vulnerable; specially poignant is a paragraph about people and their phones and how if you raise your head from your phone a bit you will see a mass of unaware people looking at screens not noticing the world around them Really made me

  6. says:

    This book would have been a great read before going on a deployment to Ira or Afghanistan This book is valuable for company grade officers and

  7. says:

    Don't mind the 2 stars This book has many valuable insights to learn from The reason for my rating is it is not so radically different from What Everybody Is Saying An Ex FBI Agent s Guide to Speed reading People For the 1st one third of thi

  8. says:

    Rating 25 I considered a 3 as the last couple of chapters were what I thought the whole book was going to be about which was applying the combat hunter program to normal peopleThe first uarter of the book or so seemed like a sales pitch for how important classes like this are for marines Then there was a lot on the history

  9. says:

    A treasure trove of information about situational awareness and human behavior The absorption of the material presented would be a valuable refinement of one's mother wit However I should have liked to see effort to teach t

  10. says:

    I gave it only 3 stars instead of 4 because it misses uite a bit from what the marine hunter combat program has There is for example