Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Art of Conversation, But Are You Listening?

The Art of Conversation 
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." William Penn

Death is guaranteed, what happens between your birth and that final event is in your parents and ultimately your hands, through your own actions.  In life, there are some folks who will never make into their teens, let alone midlife.  The statistics are stacked against them.  Stats, analytics, facts, people, computers, digital assistants and daily events are in my life and I work hard at it to make good by the end of the day. 

When your day starts at 4 a.m. and before your first cup of coffee, you are absorbing the events that occurred whilst you lightly slept, with a set of rules to have the information in your mind, ears, and eyes, and allows you to be on top of it all.  I love facts, how they affect us all and what we can do when we armed with the right and useful information.  This is my life, my love and is my station in life.  The Passion of the moment to make change for the betterment of all.

Sure, we have a successful business that is the results of a hard disciplined working regimen and experience, like our Pied Piper Project, which is the result of wanting to make a change because of what is going on right in front of our eyes.  This has been built, proven and enhanced to save communities and those that reside within.

This of course os CommSmart Global group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner in social media monitoring (knowing what the bad guys are up to in detail, pictures and video and their connections), crime analytics, community crime mapping, and predictive analysis.

Our social and community goal is a simple one; we are transforming our nation, one community at a time. Neighborhoods once were the social center of our worlds.  The place we came home to, had pride in how it looked.  Behind those doors was us, how we live, and the collection of our lives, our family and the preparation for our futures.

Some of us are here to fan the peaceful flames and stir up the special gift within us and lead others to do the same. We are a group of companies that is a catalyst for positive change by sharing both our knowledge in business and community activism; bottom line, we want to get back to the basic fundamentals of truth, respect, and pride to society.

Developing a culture based on honesty. The means to do this is simple, there is zero tolerance for those who repeatedly break the rules and scoff the laws.  Identifying these individuals are giving the down-home truths from their families, law enforcement and with an intervention that gives them one more chance before the book is thrown at them and the door, locked firmly behind their sorry rear ends.

We are in the business of creating a culture based on man and woman's humanity to our fellow citizens; no matter what color, class or creed, doing what is right. Creating a paradigm shift with the people in a community to think and in a deservedly different and productive manner. Replacing violence with peaceful measures to raise self-esteem and give the local citizen a chance to gain skills in a positive environment.  Time is the worst enemy when you have nothing positive to complete on a daily basis.  Like a sheepdog who is brought into a home to live, you must give it tasks to accomplish or it will do a little destruction, which, to the sheepdog, only plays and passing the time.

I am not one to quote the Bible, the line, “they know not what they do” from King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) 

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

The youth seem to think that the “money tree’ is real!  They give the impression that people (government) must pay me for doing nothing, letting me sit on my rear end and be at my beck and call.  Right?  WRONG! This entitlement attitude is going nowhere and so are those that state this foolish message and believe it.

Respecting one’s self, each other and the societal environment by the means of re-training, social skills, employment opportunities and someone taking an interest directly and not just giving political lip service.

It is organizations who are working with, assisting with these organizations/facilities, not changing its social structure but adding positively and merely improving on it, in order to instill in the local people that have the ability to utilize it, improving their chances to earn a living, be someone and earn respect for doing the right thing in their lives.

How; by providing training, creating jobs, forming a local inner business to aide both the residents within the community and the focal facility. There is no crime in making money and creating jobs by a positive social means. The only crime is to continue the business, as usual, a turn of the blind eye on what is really going on. That is, adults and children relying on their next meal or check from the government, stealing, dealing drugs, and the violence which accompanies this deluded culture. You have been fighting the good fight for which we applaud but more must be done in a cohesive manner for radical positive change or, as fast we ignore the situation, it will collapse and rescue will never occur.

So how can we assist and who do we need to look upon:
  • Leadership, innovation, and management 
  • Retired Mentors and VETS who will provide both wisdom expertise and skills training
  • Utilizing assets already at facilities that are not being used 
  • Partnering with local business to form a working coalition 
  • Partnering with local law enforcement to form a network of accountability and communication on both sides
  • Working with government on a local, city, and state level to make all viable resources available without dependency, in fact moving to full self-sufficiency as quickly as possible is essential

I could go on; I believe in what both organizations are doing and doing to the best of your ability as of today and well done. Sadly, it is far from enough, we must not fool each other that it is working to the success for all at this time.  It is a moving target and being stationery will miss the opportunity and the results that are demanded.

Let's not stop, though, let's work together and go where our higher power leads us; some may say, THE PROMISE LAND. We, as a company and our passionate team nationwide, are willing to walk beside you in this journey; importantly, are you willing to allow us?

I do not want to say, NEXT, and move on and watch the continuing thunderous decline of society, the death of young people that had a chance to change and make that difference that they want and we know we can genuinely assist with for them to achieve.  I do not want their blood on my hands!

CommSmart Global Group has a proven business model for growth and success; remember the parable when HE gave 3 equal shares of silver, one spent his, one buried his and one invested and prospered. Whom did he say "Well done my good and faithful son?"

Being Stewards of Faith, your work is never ever done.  All things on earth can be improved upon. We will be rewarded and have true rest in our eternal resting place; Heaven.  No matter what faith you are, there is but one God, who is looking to us to make the change, it is how we handle the adversity in our lives and we all know how much there is and why we have to make the efforts now!  It is the Power of Faith and Works.

Our intent is not to create a power play; with anyone, there is enough conflict without starting our own.  We are looking to partner with a positive entity to do well, it is that plain, simple and the facts.  Stop looking at this as someone wants to take over what we are doing, we do not.  This a hand reaching out to extend what you already have in place and improving on the environment, without changing the message or leadership.

We are more than willing to work beside you in a quest to build families, develop self-worth, and create commerce and jobs within your own community.  The merry go round of alcoholism, drug addiction, wife and child abuse (domestic violence) and severe violent crimes must and will be reduced and come to an end. We provide solutions to help deter this activity.  It is approaching from a different, positive and proven direction that will and does make the difference.  No one can do this alone and nor should they!

Attending a Town Hall meeting 2/20/2013 at the Eastern Star Church in the 46218 zip code, the most crime-ridden violent zip code in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the event was providing solutions. I spoke and the people listened and responded. We passed out 46 of the 50 business cards that were brought for distribution. Over half of those that were given cards reached out the next day via email or phone calls, in regard to coming alongside with us and their organization to create positive and needed change. 

The pure bottom line, we see the potential you have, the foundation is in place, now let’s build a mansion of results driven by mentors, local business, and local government.

We merely want to direct and come along for the quality ride, learn and create a model of success to grow and develop this community in this city, state, and nation. 

It all starts with Trust, Respect, and Pride.

We have the means and know how to take this desperately needed change with your organizations to the next level and beyond for the good of the communities in need.

WE are in the NOW and 
KEEP YOU; in the KNOW…

Call: +1 (330) 366.6860

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

See Something, Say Something In Regard To Harvey Weinstein & Other Sex Offenders In Our Midst

See Something, Say Something In Regard To
Harvey Weinstein & Other Sex Offenders In Our Midst

Acceptance for sexual abuse and other offenses are just another example of our personal failure in reporting actions by others, including terrorism, law-breaking, pure anti-social occurrences, and behavior.

Weinstein is a sexual offender and on many occasions, which no one said anything whatsoever!  If they did, they have been brushed aside because of who Weinstein is in the Movie industry.  His so-called power and money!

Yes, times have changed, even more so with anti-social social media coming into play.  It does not mean all forms of lawbreaking are acceptable.

Weinstein is not alone in these disgusting sexual acts of aggression, he was and still is surrounded by others in the corporate world who knew it all and even emulated his sexual actions towards women.  

The Weinstein Sexual Power Group dominate and control women with pure sexual manipulation.  It is not just in the upper echelon of society, it is on the high streets, neighborhoods, and right next door to you.

See Something, Say Something, please listen to those who have been abused, check their stories because there are those that only verbally tell a tale and use to harm innocent people.  

Those that 'jump on the bandwagon' when these events are reported are many.  We must listen and use evidence to prove these claims and investigate to the fullest extent of the law in all cases.

See Something, Say Something on all levels is required to maintain safety and security levels!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Time to REALLY Listen to 'We The People'

It's Time to REALLY Listen to 'We The People'
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

We all need to heed the wisdom of our founding fathers to form a more perfect union.

We the people ask for liberty and justice for all. The people speak, the media presses, activists protest, but the government does not redress the people's grievances or wants and needs, or so they think!

Are the words of our founding fathers to be cherished, assimilated and begotten or should these words be perished, repudiated and forgotten?

In this unsocial social media driven world, it is more than the words in a survey or comments from a distant politician, it is about our surroundings, where we live, shop and play. Groups of county or city leaders must know the pace of society, their desires, unrest, and goals. It is more demanded today that even three years ago!

Sure, the global picture is not a pretty sight and we cannot change the bigger picture all on our own, but we can on a local basis, which are the building blocks that are required.

Iowa has a distinctive connection to listening and Washington politicians knew it!

Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, there were more politicians in Washington D.C. from Iowa than anywhere else, remember, the mid-west was dominating back then. So when questions regarding political issues were being asked, the comment came back, 'I have no idea, ask Iowa!' Which they did and Iowans back then, shaped a lot of the grassroot issues.

Asking questions and having the ability to answer has always been the Iowa way, and must continue today. Times might have changed and so has our connection to our citizens, they all have a communications device in the palm of their hand and it is not just a phone, it is a Smartphone!

The Rise of Proximity Social Predatory Marketing 
  • All of us have and want our marketing messages to be heard. 
  • All of us want our corporate message to impact our customers’ lives. 
  • All of us want to drive sales and boost profit margins.
  • This all true Economic development 

The ruthless truth is, more than often, our marketing messages are ignored and our perspectives – no matter how valuable — are being missed and dismissed. 

The Western World is bombarded with thousands of ads and calls-to-actions a day and the statistic is: people are becoming insensitive with information overload. 

Then along comes Proximity Social Predatory Marketing and is the answer to being heard above the incredible noise. It’s a development that challenges any preconceptions we may hold about how establishments can expand their client/customer base or information gathering. 

This is an Extreme Successful Marketing Reality 

The way marketing supposedly works is that we all have been taught to use a continuum of marketing techniques which has followed a pattern for decades. That it’s about meeting the needs of customers. But this has more than changed!

Disruption Personified!

Proximity Social Predatory Marketing

A battle for individual attention, with a whole new meaning.

Regardless of whether the target of a Proximity Social Predatory Marketing campaign is a single business, a group of businesses or potential customers, the process is relatively consistent. 

Lastly, a Proximity Social Predatory Marketing campaign has to change with your business and with the market. Just as context is key to a great strategy, so too is it central to a Proximity Social Predatory Marketing campaign

It’s time to get Proximity Social Predatory Marketing! 

Proximity Social Predatory Marketing is the disruptive tool to disarm your competitors and will ensure your company is in a position of strength and ultimately boost your profits with current up-to-date information.

For those that wish to reach citizens to understand their wants and needs, there is no more direct method than a proximity marketing campaign.

Telephone: USA: (515) 200.7068 or (330) 366.6860

CommSmart Global Group – Digital Dialogue Center 
A LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner 
It is productivity perfection personified! 

Copyright 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

These Are Not Tears of Joy...

These Are Not Tears of Joy...
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

As we all age, some worse than others, we reflect on our lives and how we basically have all 'fucked up' along the way.  Though really never wanted to admit it in public, we all know our dark dank secrets that we keep locked away in seclusion, hoping they stay that way.  

Right, Weinstein? 

Oh if only the politicians, religious zealots, nutjob murders, movie producers, and corporate gods were listening, would this be a better world?  I think not, it has been unsocially entrenched since water was turned into wine.

Since we all got on this social media bandwagon that has caused civil unrest, compact world wars and more divorces than imaginable, no two days are the same.  Innocent incidents like a road accident where people are hit on the high street, immediately seen as a jihadist plot or a car backfiring resonate as a terror attack, simple innocent events that mean fear is amplified among us all.

Where the hell did we go wrong, Mark Zuckerberg?  

Let's face it, social media is responsible for more deaths, suicides, divorces, and drug overdoses than your God wishes to admit too.

It is the beginning of another week and what lies ahead is truly unknown.  Only those that have planned horrific acts and waiting for the right time to enact the planned atrocities, shock us and to be a headline for a week, replacing all the 'Fake News' syndromes. 

So what is the next dismal headline?

Telephone: (515) 300.6130

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Non-Existent 'Lone Wolf' or Breakaway Group Use Various Bombs & Weapons To Send The Message

The Non-Existent 'Lone Wolf'
or Breakaway Group Use Various
Bombs & Weapons To Send The Message
The Leadership States, No Visible Threat But Intentional?
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

The reactive press comments of Leadership or other political blow-hards are making political statements in the media and no more.  They have no idea of logical or illogical terrorism and this only adds to the Fear and frustration of all. 

Comments of irrelevance abound from those that know nothing or little about terroristic threats, whether international or domestic.  Logically, all information is thus reactionary and not built on true evidence or solid facts and should be ignored at this stage, so they think.

It is terrorism and not accidental, state the simple logical fact.  Even if it is a 'NutJob', it has instilled terror!

In the US and London, or anywhere in the world,  police departments and other alphabet soup agencies will be sifting through evidence at the scenes and CCTV footage of the area and will not be releasing information until they have a far better picture of the ramifications of the incident.  

News mediums are feeding the Fear Factor without the substance of Why or Who did this act. 

The Westminister 'so-called'  Lone Wolf was inspired by someone and never acted alone.

It is fresh in our minds and the 'Fear Factor' is 'real' with us all.  A 'Comfort Zone' is demanded globally, not just words but solid actions.

A simple incident last year in the US that occurred, this is not the only explosion of the day.  

In the morning a pipe bomb exploded in a garbage can at a Marine Charity Run in New Jersey.  Two other devices were found in the area and failed to detonate.  

The next explosion on 23rd and 6th Ave. in the Chelsea district of New York City was enough to harm a significant number of people with injuries akin to a bomb blast.

Now a second device, a pressure cooker with a cell phone attached had failed to explode and is a phenomenal find for an evidentiary purpose.  

This is similar to the Boston Bombing device and was highlighted in the ISIL "Inspire Magazine" on how to build a bomb.

There is so much more that must and can be achieved for the security of us all.

This is all after the fact information and screams out for the usage of Atmospherics! 

It is all about Intelligence and the gathering of information on a continuous basis.

Reaction to this event is like flying blind with all the instruments out of reach.  It does need to be that way.  Proactive information is always available if you have the tools to reach out and understand.

Social Media Interaction/Monitoring is OUR Key!  Never have these tools been available in this manner, proven and successful in knowing all.  This is the equivalence of people running their mouths and bragging on their dastardly deeds or potential actions, we know it all, photographs, texts, live video all within the event area and importantly, historical of their 'breadcrumb' trail.  

Historically and 'live', this is PROACTIVE!

Within CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risks Solutions Partner has expertise reaching back to the 1970's and the terrorist bombing by the IRA, Bader Meinhof, the Red Brigade, Al Qaeda and ISIL.  Not only how to protect, understand the 'who' is threaten, but to investigate and solve.  We were involved in the protection and investigations in all of these and other terroristic events globally. The logical flow of 'before and after' is the absolute key to the increased security of 'NOW' and future,


Everything!  If we consider a working definition of the concept of atmosphere as the social “silent language” of a geographical, political, social or criminal circles that can transmit and contain communications that describe the attitudes, feelings, ideas, and intentions, of those within or apart of those circles, then it is absolutely tantamount, that Law Enforcement understand and analyze this portion of the social dialogue, to effectively respond to and prevent crime and terrorism in this modern dynamic, silent atmosphere.  

If this source of information is routinely missing from your department's planning and response to developing a method of operations, conducting investigations, developing community relations and intelligence gathering then you are only dealing with a small part of the evidence/fact acquiring equation.  This also has colossal implications for community policing and problem-solving activities within our communities as a data gathering and analytical tool.

What does this mean for law enforcement? 

Drastic changes in law enforcement are needed and demanded in leadership, technical expertise and the understanding and use of analytics, in the wake of hazardous political decisions on immigration and homegrown terrorism globally. 

A simple start is for political and law enforcement leadership to get down from their 'high horses' and admit that 'private sector' companies have the answers and are willing to investigate the proven solutions that for decades have had the answers!

What is this fear or if someone has a better 'mousetrap'?  People's lives are at stake and for generations have turned to the protectors who have insanely ignored solutions to save those lives.  

Where is common sense?

Political decisions to accept high-risk populations and refugees into their countries without an appropriate, effective and balanced measures and tools to mitigate these high risks, has left law enforcement helpless to respond to the influx of potential terrorist and the subsequent frequent terrorist acts that we are witnessing in Europe, America, and the Middle East.  

In effect, law enforcement agencies were caught without a game plan and their effectiveness was reduced in this new environment to just what they were accustomed to doing---responding to incidents and conducting investigations in the wake of many lives being lost. 

This doesn’t have to continue! 

It is the proactivity which in turn decreases the cost of operations and a harmony within when successes are at the forefront for all.

Today, recognizing this void of information, CommSmart Global Group has built upon our successes in analytics, proprietary predictions formulas and includes social interaction/monitoring techniques developed for military uses in Iraq/Afghanistan and expanded our atmospherics to include social media monitoring, crime analytics, community crime mapping and predictive analysis, added to the existing street-level human collection tactics enables greater accuracy and completeness in intelligence gathering activity.  

Predictive analysis and crime-solving activity have become more effective when the totality of criminal justice information, social media interaction, the media, and big data sources are integrated and considered together.  Our data sources focus on what is happening in the streets now, who is doing what with who, where they gather, and the subject of interests, so our customers do not have to wait for something to happen to develop a response plan. 

In Phoenix, Arizona, a simple example, we contributed to the apprehension of the Bearded Bank Robber by providing probable dates and locations of the next robbery to the local and federal authorities working the case based solely on information published in the media.  When they scoffed at the prediction and the robber hit on one of the days and at one of the locations predicted, they asked if we could do it again.  We recalculated based on the new information and this time they took our predictions seriously and were able to stake out the locations on the dates given and apprehended the robber before entering the bank.  This was using only media information, and yes the predictions are not exact, but what if we could nail down a couple of days and some locations for you, routinely.  The potential for preventing specific crimes is near.

Developed by us in war zones, CommSmart Global Group has honed and expanded the effectiveness and success of these analytic tools, making us all Street Smart.

The key concept requiring further examination is that of the atmosphere. Social Media Interaction/Monitoring is an absolute key today, but categorically useless, unless you have vast data repositories to analyze, both public and of local, regional and national crime data from the arrests and events, that we have and our clients can have access to.

Additionally, there is few comprehensive, police information sharing consortiums in existences, even after 9-11, that share local police contact data (non-biometric), integrated with RMS/CAD, Jail booking, Criminal Histories (biometric-based) together with vast public data that we have at hand. To build these systems and participate in multi-agency networks have taken years and many millions of dollars and an exorbitant amount of time to develop. 

In the US, San Diego County in California has such a system and it was started in 1980 called the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) and it's still developing and adding a new query and analytical features.  How long can we continue to take this approach of avoidance or waiting for our public leaders or someone else pushes and to implement the next generation of information sharing and predictive analytics?  The cost to build this system would be prohibited in today’s market even if you could find and trust a vendor who could build it. 

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner has decades of law enforcement background with Change Agents, Cybercrime Analysts, ex-London Metropolitan Police Officers, Chiefs of Police and Sheriff Commanders within our staff.

Our involvement in counter-terrorism and cybercrime internationally allows us to think and act with the confidence demanded in these dire times.  We understand all concerns, methodology and speak the right language to you all.

Our solutions are available now and will be discussed via telephone with established law enforcement agencies.  Call or email us for verification.  Then, we can discuss and demonstrate.  

Oh, have a cup of coffee at hand, afterward, you will understand why.

Contact and discuss…

Or call…

USA: +1 (330) 366.6860  
         +1 (515) 200.7068

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Friday, October 6, 2017

What Does A Weekend Mean To You? Just A Cushion To Monday Morning CACA or The Chance to Woo Your Potential Clients?

What Does A Weekend Mean To You?
Just A Cushion To Monday Morning CACA
or The Chance to Woo Your Potential Clients?
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

We start thinking about the weekend every time something goes awry, even on Mondays!

Friday can never come quick enough for us all.  For what reason though?

The weekend is a stalling tactic without resolution or real satisfaction to the ultimate end game.  How are we still lying to each other or how we are conning the crap out of each other, in thinking that the world around you is in peace and harmony. 

It is not!

Las Vegas is the proof!

It is about time for a realization of the failure of the Decision Making ‘Fear Factor’ of with a commitment, a solid understanding and not procrastinating whilst the value diminishes.

Damn It!  Commit with solid facts, work for it just like you did and do to capture a close lover’s heart!  Chasing you potential soulmate is absolutely an art form with a phenomenal end result that will place more than a smile on your faces.

When in the ‘chase’, you notice everything, you never take your eyes off the goal.  Every action is under scrutiny, movement, eye twitches, placement of hands and the whole damn demeanor is in the spotlight of ‘wantonness’.
Bring it to the tabletop meeting in the same manner and coo the potential corporate account in a decision-making move.

Straight talking is our game to be proactive and decisive in the ability to win the day of the corporate contract or even capturing your lover and soulmate.

Wooing is cool when you have all the corporate and human tools at your fingertips and now realize what has been missing.

Conversing with each other, not ‘telling’ in a manner that is overpowering.  You know just telling never works when attempting to date and winning over that special person. 

It does not work in business either!

Yes, the conversation is a two-way street to success.

Let’s converse, we know how to make things happen!

Oh, even our Keynote speeches mean so much more…

Telephone: (515) 200.7068

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What Is It About Fridays?

What Is It About Fridays?
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

There is this air, strange air on all with attitudes of Fridays.  

Do you feel it, experience it?  Is it a mass change in attitude on the sixth day of the week?

Is it more relaxed or does the adrenalin pump for the freedom from work for Saturday and Sunday?  In fact, the weekend exposes more physical energy being released on personal projects than you realize.  No wonder Monday mornings are the reversal of Fridays.

What is the atmosphere this morning?  Do the news and talking points of society dominate the workspace? Maybe not, our minds are on the clock for it to tick faster and get the hell out of Dodge!

Where are your mind and opinions today?

Has this been a week of negativity and concern?  Is it time to gather the family and discuss the issue of our social demise?

Life this weekend is not the same as last is it?

Do some thinking, it will change your life!


Email: minds@commsmartglobalgroup.com

Telephone: (515) 200.7068

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