LOL. I think definition three would only be conjured up after the reality became known.
Nice article in the post.
The “national security” firm’s site is down, but but a version cached from Feb 10 is available:
MODUS WORLD, LLC
Incorporated in August 2015, Modus World LLC offers expertise and unique world experience from its founding partners, principals and associates. The founding members being: Mr. Nils Bildt, Dr. James Clad, Dr. Robert Gallucci, Dr. William Garvelink and Mr. Mark Perry. Our principals and associates include Dr. Enders Wimbush, Mr. Charles McFetridge, Dr. Marc Vlasic, Mr. Stephen Jones and Mr. Neil MacKinnon. As well as other prominent individuals.
Advice from Modus emphasizes contemporary business and political reality in specific countries and markets. Areas of focus include Geo-Political and Strategic Advice and Scenario Planning, Direct Business and Political Access to key decision makers, and Insight into otherwise opaque commercial/political decision-making in specific countries, as well as Physical Security of Corporate Operations and management of possible Kidnap and Ransom situations. Modus provides tailored ‘alternate futures’ analysis coupled with, practical business and transactional solutions.
Modus principals have been following world political, economic and defense trends throughout their careers and have unique combined experience and in-depth knowledge. This has led to a deep understanding of contemporary issues and trends. We understand the geo-political as well as economic realities behind the current state of affairs and can help our clients develop a strategy to work through such uncertainties. Providing alternative scenario and futures planning and strategic advisory to provide a coherent and implementable framework for thinking about long term and existential issues as well as the immediate needs. Modus members have decades of experience in dealing with leading figures and decision makers in the EU, the USA, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan as well as in Africa and the Middle East.
Modus provides thoughtful and direct advice. Client relationships rest above all on prompt accessibility of Modus principals, not junior staffers. Client relationships are results focused and results-dependent, focused tightly on specific issues or obstacles of concern. Primary value depends on face-to-face advice, and on follow-up work or visits in countries of concern to help the client navigate and thrive in both the current as well as in future environments. Modus World LLC has its main offices in Washington D.C., Brussels and Tokyo