Our primary goal here at The CP Journal is to get our content into the hands of people who truly want it and need it. We continue to hear from countless people that have used our training to save a life, build their own training program, prevent a crime or violent incident, or help land a job by improving their interpersonal skills. However you plan to use our processes and content is great, as long as you are using it for good. One of the greatest parts about the work that we do that is that we get to hear from people that read Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life, spend time on our blog, train with us online, or attend an in-person seminar. This feedback loop is crucial in helping us remain steadfast in our goals of growing and expanding our program options and training schedule.
All of the feedback we receive is excellent, even when it isn’t positive. We realize that we can’t be all things to all people, and the notion that the work that we do will resonate positively with everyone in the world would be naive. So we do in fact like and appreciate when people don’t like our training or think the book could be better, because it usually leads to a thoughtful discussion about human behavior, observation, or pre-event indicators. One recent Amazon review of the book Left of Bang recently brought up a great point about what’s happening out in the world today and how the concepts that we teach can help make the world a safer place.
The review mentioned that the only thing the book is about is how to explain when someone is “acting hinky.” When we hear the term “hinky,” we generally think that the definition involves a person acting suspect or appearing to be dishonest in some way. This review and comment is so important to the larger conversation about behavioral analysis and can help organizations around the world better understand some of the struggles that exist in interpersonal communication today. In Left of Bang, the term is used to explain an incident that involved a customs agent in the state of Washington. The agent used the term to describe someone that stood out, and she included the phrase in her report. She then used that concept as a catalyst for further questioning and eventually preventing a potentially major incident. Continue reading »