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Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business Paperback – July 20, 2004
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Juval Aviv is the President and CEO of Interfor, Inc., an international investigative and intelligence firm that works with corporations, both domestically and internationally, on asset and personnel security measures. Mr. Aviv also serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Congress on issues of terrorism and security and is a consultant for Fox News.
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Juval Aviv first addresses what he feels to be the most important battleground in staying safe -- your very own thinking. Settling for more dangerous behavior because it saves you time, money, or the "hassle" of paying attention to your surroundings is what Aviv would most passionately warn against.
From there Aviv discusses almost all aspects of staying safe: survival and escape strategies for all kinds of events, travel safety in foreign countries and on airplanes, identity theft, and those pesky carjackings. Here are a couple favorite strategies -- when yelling for help, yell "Fire" instead of "Help!" People are more likely to come to your aid. And if you're in your car and a carjacker hops in the passenger seat, take your keys and throw them out of your door as far as you can. Now what's he going to do?
In actuality, of course, most of us do not need to incorporate EVERY recommendation of Aviv into our own lifestyles. Most of us do not need to open our mail in an isolated area, nor will we likely remember many of Aviv's tips if we actually find ourselves in the middle of a terrorist incident. Many of Aviv's concepts, however, can be very helpful, if only in a more general sense. And, for the international executive, government official, or prominent public figure, Staying Safe is a fantastic resource. I would also suggest J.J. Luna's book, How to be Invisible for these individuals.
If these ideas interest you, then you will enjoy this book.
The book focuses on staying safe from terrorism a bit more than for crime, but many of the strategies work for either situation. The book is divided into three main parts. Part One focuses on protecting yourself and your family. Chapters include becoming security-minded, survival and escape strategies, cyberterrorism and internet security, and mail handling guidelines. I think the introduction and first chapter are so important. I agree that a person chooses to stay safe, and by implementing the tips and suggestions in this text, one can increase their safety by quite a bit.
The second part of the book focuses on travel safety and includes chapters on travel guidelines and concerns and airline safety. There are sections on avoiding danger, carjacking survival, kidnapping survival, tips for women, flying smart, and much more.
The third part is on safeguarding your identity and protecting your business. One chapter is on protecting against fraud and identity theft with some very good advice on keeping your identity more secure. The final chapter is on protecting your business and buildings and may not be as relevant to the small storeowner as it is to the larger corporation that may be the target for bomb threats and other terrorist activity. There is also a very useful appendix with many resources listed.
All through the book there are big check marks besides important points. There are also a bunch of points that you should not do. I found much of the book to be very good.Read more ›
The man's life story and the entire read is well worth the money and time.
Great care and speed with delivery too.
Props to the seller.
A pint to the author!
Thanks very much.
I will be buying this book for my whole family, and my friends.
Become aware of evil. It surrounds us.
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This is NOT for an older person. Excellent for anybody pre-fifty.Published 11 months ago by G. Davis
This book is an eye opener, especially with all that is going on today. Very interesting.Published 21 months ago by sylvia k folsom
Nothing special...very obvios recomendations, and rather dull…I did no finish it. Nada especial...recomendaciones muy obvias y algo aburrido, no alcance a terminarlo.Published on November 3, 2013 by ALEJANDRO
This book is a very good reference for security practitioners , practical application, very easy to read and to understand,Published on September 25, 2013 by JUAN A. D'ALTA
Marked pages and then went back to re-read what I needed to know. Very interesting but would have liked to read how Israel really takes a proactive stand against the "bad... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by cactuswren
This is pretty radical, unless we are infiltrated by terrorists even more than we have been. I will use it as a guide.Published on March 4, 2013 by psoup