Bob Rutherford

Raymond Reddington: Concierge Of Crime
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Raymond Reddington: Concierge Of Crime

By Bob Rutherford* Raymond Reddington, as portrayed in "The Blacklist," is a master criminal with extensive connections and a talent for exploiting various industries. If he were involved in the surety bond business, he could profit in several ways: 1. **Issuing Fake Surety Bonds**: Reddington could create and sell counterfeit surety bonds to unsuspecting clients, pocketing the fees without any real backing or intent to cover claims. 2. **Money Laundering**: He could use the surety bond business as a front to launder money from his various illegal activities, making his illicit earnings appear legitimate. 3. **Bribery and Corruption**: Leveraging his criminal connections, Reddington could bribe officials or manipulate processes to secure lucrative contracts or gain preferential treat...
Introducing Bob Rutherford: A Pillar of Experience Joins ISSG
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Introducing Bob Rutherford: A Pillar of Experience Joins ISSG

By José Carlos Palma* We are thrilled to welcome Bob Rutherford to the International Studies of Strategic and Geopolitics (ISSG). Bob brings with him an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience from his impressive 50-year career in the trucking industry. Over the past three decades, Bob has been an integral member of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), where his dedication and expertise have been recognized with prestigious accolades such as the Silver Spark Plug and the Recognized Associate awards. These honors reflect his substantial contributions to the industry and his unwavering commitment to excellence. In addition to his work with TMC, Bob serves as an Ambassador for the EnergyandMobility.org Conference, where he continues to influence and drive forward disc...
A NEW OXYMORON: UNTRAINED PROFESSIONALS
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A NEW OXYMORON: UNTRAINED PROFESSIONALS

By Bob Rutherford* Lately, I've been wading through LinkedIn conversations with the enthusiasm of a cat at a dog show. One theme keeps cropping up -- the collective dismay over the training, or lack thereof, in the trucking industry. Now, let me clarify. In this grand arena of logistics, everyone insists on calling themselves a "professional", particularly the drivers and logistics folks. Yes, I said "folks," because “Logistics Professional” is the highfalutin title they've collectively chosen. From these spirited discussions, I’ve deduced that we’ve cultivated a nation of "Untrained Professionals" cruising down our highways of ineptitude. This revelation isn’t mine alone. I owe it partly to the sages of history and, of course, to my wife, who coined “untrained professionals” while we ...
Reclaiming Lost Skills: From Top Gun to Modern Debating “A TOP GUN DEBATE SCHOOL ONLINE”
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Reclaiming Lost Skills: From Top Gun to Modern Debating “A TOP GUN DEBATE SCHOOL ONLINE”

By Bob Rutherford* How many bad decisions have you made as the President or CEO of your business because your employees don't have the skills to argue with you about your next stupid decision? The last high-profile debate has brought a flood of memories back to me about my salad days on my high school and college debate teams. My debate skills have served me well over fifty years of business. I also always look for messages and lessons in movies, books, and TV shows. As an example, in the 1986 film Top Gun, the U.S. Navy recognized a critical need to revive lost dogfighting skills among its pilots. The movie's protagonist, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, joins an elite fighter pilot school to relearn and master aerial combat techniques that have diminished over time. This revival of cruci...