Gavin de Becker is an American security specialist and author of the bestselling book The Gift of Fear, which promotes intuition as our primary tool for keeping ourselves safe.
A carjacker lurking in a shopping mall parking lot. An abusive husband pounding on the door. A disgruntled employee brandishing a gun. These days, no one is safe from the specter of violence.
All parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: whom to trust, whom to distrust, what to believe, what to doubt, what to fear, and what not to fear.
In May 1956, Richard D. Heffner, American historian, broadcaster, and University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers, began a weekly public television series called The Open Mind.
If the hair on the back of your neck stands up or you think to yourself, "Hmm, something is off", security specialist Gavin de Becker urges you to trust your gut.
Called the Slowest Pulse in Hollywood, Gavin de Becker has a cool style that has gained him the trust of Hollywood stars, CEOs and even U.S. presidents. De Becker talks with Sarah D. Scalet about how CSOs can inspire that kind of confidence too.
Gaving de Becker, the author of The Gift of Fear came to St. Francis College September 17, 2013 to talk about Intuition, Denial and how it impacts on our Survival.
We've all had that moment where something inside tells us to turn back, say no, run, scream. Why listening to that voice could save your life.
Mr. de Becker has become one of America's leading entrepreneurs of anxiety, one of the captains of a flourishing industry of fear.
Think of every assassination you've ever heard about. For most people, a few of these major ones come to mind: Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, John Lennon, Israel's Prime Minister Rabin, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto.
Gavin de Becker, Jeff Bezos’ longtime security chief, may run his own consulting firm, write books, operate a private luxury terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and develop threat-assessment tools.
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