The list author says: "I started "Alarmas Americanas" in the Spanish province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1966, and I continued with privacy-related businesses when we returned to the U.S. in 1988. I have a huge library of books relating to both privacy and security and I practice what I teach."
"My wife and I both carry our keys on Kubotans. Hers is blue and mine is black. However, if attacked, we've trained ourselves to use the handle for a direct hit to the attacker's pressure points. (In other words, we do not recommend using the keys to flail the eyes of an attacker--it just doesn't work!)"
"The main theme of de Becker's book is that violent acts do not occur without warning. Therefore, trusting your gut feeling may save your life. What's lacking, however, are any strategies for making oneself less attractive to the bad guys. (For that, see the book "How to Be Invisible.")"