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Left of Bang

Written by: Patrick Van Horne,Jason A. Riley
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
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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 résumé to do the job, but something tells you not to offer the position. These scenarios all represent "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 not just to listen to your inner protector more but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen?

Legendary marine general James Mattis asked the same question 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 result.

©2014 Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley (P)2015 Tantor

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It's like a long Infomercial. Waste of time.

It's a long Infomercial. It trying to sell you on this amazing training. It's not what I thought it would be.

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  • 2020-10-25

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Although compelling in title and presentation, the book falls flat on actual Left of Bang Content.

The beginning third sets out the players involved in establishing the Combat Hunter Program. The last two thirds are actual content but are brief in their depth.

Read the book if you want, but for the other 99% of your life lived outside a combat zone you would be better served reading books about body language and emotional intelligence.

Save yourself some money and look elsewhere for more practical advice regarding evaluation of friend or foe.

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Necessary read for everyone

I have the hard copy as well. A recommendation by a colleague couple years ago I have found I have read it 3 times and shared it with 6 people. thank you.

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Excellent book on situational awareness!

very well presented and extremely interesting. Makes you want to learn more and deepened your knowledge.

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Not a bad book

If you’re looking to increase your situational awareness then you should read this book. At times it was dry, however worth getting through. Even if you only take one lesson from the book #Audible1.

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