(Book) Û Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life ⚣ eBook or E-pub free

This is the best book on situational awareness I have ever read Left of Bang details the Marine Corps Combat Hunter programs methods, which were developed to get Marines being deployed in the Middle East left of bang, able to recognize and respond to events based on non verbal and environmental signals Left of Bang takes tons of research in the field and turns it into something that anybody can use to assess what is going on around them, and take action if needed, which can range from the t This is the best book on situational awareness I have ever read Left of Bang details the Marine Corps Combat Hunter programs methods, which were developed to get Marines being deployed in the Middle East left of bang, able to recognize and respond to events based on non verbal and environmental signals Left of Bang takes tons of research in the field and turns it into something that anybody can use to assess what is going on around them, and take action if needed, which can range from the threat of violence, which the authors intended, to being able to recognize something is wrong with a loved one, which is probably muchcommon for people not in the military This book would have been a great read before going on a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan This book is valuable for company grade officers and those in law enforcement Because of where I m currently at in my career, it didn t appeal to me. 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 just wasn t a fun read. For fans of the Gift of Fear, this is a must read.It 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 conceptua For fans of the Gift of Fear, this is a must read.It 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 language.If the topic remotely interests you, read this book 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 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 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 turn around my phone usage habits I m also muchobserv 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 turn around my phone usage habits I m also muchobservant now whenever I go Sure, I don t have to face insurgents and armed forces, but it never hurts to take a good look around you Rating 2.5 I considered a 3 as the last couple of chapters werewhat I thought the whole book was going to be about, which was applying the combat hunter program to normal people.The first quarter 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 of why the program was developed because we re not taught how to make the best decisions in unsafe situations.As I m not a marine, I spent a lot of the time wishing Rating 2.5 I considered a 3 as the last couple of chapters werewhat I thought the whole book was going to be about, which was applying the combat hunter program to normal people.The first quarter 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 of why the program was developed because we re not taught how to make the best decisions in unsafe situations.As I m not a marine, I spent a lot of the time wishing things were phrased for civilians, but unlike the impression I received when I read the description on Audible, this book isn t really geared for us It s meant to be a companion for their combat hunter classes So, there was a lot of jargon that didn t really click in my mind while just listening to it I might go back and listen to the last part or two again at some point in the future.Interesting, but not really what I was wanting 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 seeeffort to teach the reader More scenarios would have been helpful, for instance, especially if paired with analysis Likewise, I d have derived considerablybenefit from the book if it provided exercises and discussion for the material The work would have been better if it had b 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 seeeffort to teach the reader More scenarios would have been helpful, for instance, especially if paired with analysis Likewise, I d have derived considerablybenefit from the book if it provided exercises and discussion for the material The work would have been better if it had been both a textbook and a workbook Nonetheless, it was an extremely compelling read The information was presented in an organized and interesting fashion and the writing was skillful I would recommend it to anyone interested in being safer andconfident (Book) ⚣ Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life Ç 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 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 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 I gave it only 3 stars instead of 4 because it misses quite a bit from what the marine hunter combat program has There is for example no discussion about tracking in this book The only thing it covers is combat profiling Over all though, it is a solid book with a good analysis of the required combat profiling skills Easy to read and implement.