I wrote the first “The Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man” in 2011, I was a young 72 at the time. I am now approaching 78, which is the new 76. They are, as the title would suggest, the random thoughts that enter the mind of an old guy. Mostly one liner’s that cover life in general, especially an old life, the profession, politics and anything else that enters what is left … [Read more...] about The Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man Part 7
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You are driving your protectee and his wife to an event, who are seated in the back. There is a whispered conversation. You cock your ear in their direction. The protectee leans forward and says, "What do you think, Tom?" How do you respond? In my early days as a protector, one of the first warnings I was told was on the topic of eavesdropping. "As a new guy on the detail, … [Read more...] about Are you a trustworthy agent? – An Article From Tom Taylor
The most asked question I receive is “What EP training program should I attend.” My answer is “I have no idea.” The reason for the answer; the old Scotti School and now VDI operate under a business model that is substantially different than the business model that exists in the present day EP training environment. NOT BETTER, NOT WORSE – DIFFERENT. The results of that Business … [Read more...] about When Can You?
It was the early 80’s we were working in the Middle East. At the time American Express was running the "Do You Know Me?" ad campaign, (are you old enough to remember them?). One of the guys thought this picture would be humorous. At the end of every ad there was a comment by the “celebrity” - Stephen King’s comment was - Without it, isn't life a little scary? We had our own … [Read more...] about TBT – Do You Know Me?
A few weeks back, I got a call from an old friend, Don Feeney. Don and I go back more than 25 years. (He is a member of the Quarter Century Club). We worked with his company, CTU. CTU and Don were the subject of a book which was later made into a made for TV movie. The book and movie were called “Rescue My Child”. He is now the COO of Black Sand Security. His wife Judy … [Read more...] about Rescue My Child – The Book and The Movie