The Seal of Feral Jundi
The meaning behind this seal is pretty basic, but unique. The Laurel symbolizes education and victory. The serpent swallowing the person is called the Biscione. It has different meanings to different users of the symbol, but for me, I like the Visconti family history of the symbol. It represents to them a serpent that attacked a village, and the Visconti family destroyed that serpent, and was famous for doing so. So for my purposes, the serpent represents evil or the enemy attacking the innocent, and this blog’s dedication to fighting that. And finally, the crown symbolizes leadership.
The Motto of Feral Jundi
To be, or to do…-Col. John Boyd
The Goal of Feral Jundi
To educate, to learn, and to stand up for the little guy. To be a force of reform within this industry.
To bring to the table the ideas and solutions that could help out the companies and associations in this industry, and to help out the individual contractor who has chosen this profession.
To bring respect and honor upon this industry by promoting the ideas and concepts that I think will get us there.
To apply Kaizen to the blog and to my writing, and to make this blog a useful reference for all.
To use feedback from my readers as part of my Kaizen plan.
To have fun.
Know your stuff, have the courage to do what is right, and take care of your people.
Lead from the front.
Lead by example.
Trust, but verify. -Reagan
3M-mission, men, and me. -Blaber
On the Keys to Running a Successful Private Military Security Company
Kaizen (Japanese for ‘continuous improvement’) -Toyota
Customer service and satisfaction. -Toyota
People, ideas, and hardware — In that order! -Boyd
Shared reality. -Blaber
Learning organization. – Senge, Nagl
Selection is a never ending process. -Howe
OODA loop. -Boyd
People will support what they help to create. -Google
Intelligence, intelligence, and intelligence.(know yourself, know your enemy)
Success breeds success.
Identify and use your ‘mavens, networkers, and salesmen’ effectively. -Gladwell
Trust, but verify. -Reagan
3M- mission, men, and me. -Blaber
Create a culture based on EBFAS. -Chet Richards
On Personal Conduct
Be a leader.
Be the guy that does it right, when no one is looking.
Be prepared. -Boy Scouts
Train as you fight.
Get feedback from others.
Be a hero in waiting. -Zimbardo
Two is one, One is none. (for equipment)
Speed is fine, accuracy is final. -Vickers
Save your pennies.
On Problem Solving
Saturate, incubate, illuminate. -Blaber
Build your snowmobile. -Boyd
Obtain feedback and recommendations from others. -Blaber
Borrow brilliance. -Murray
Know yourself, know your enemy. -Sun Tzu
On Grand Strategy-Boyd
Evolve and exploit insight/initiative/adaptability/harmony together with a unifying vision, via a grand ideal or an overarching theme or a noble philosophy, as basis to:
*Shape or influence events so that we not only amplify our spirit and strength but also influence the uncommitted or potential adversaries so that they are drawn toward our philosophy and are empathetic toward our success,
yet be able to
*Operate inside adversary’s observation-orientation-decision-action loops or get inside his mind-time-space as basis to:
*Penetrate adversary’s moral-mental-physical being in order to isolate him from his allies, pull him apart, and collapse his will to resist.
And in Col. John Boyd fashion, these philosophies and ideas are not sacred cows, and this list will more than likely evolve and change over time.