Tag Archives: Disaster

When Is Disaster a Disaster? Understanding Trigger Events…


I’ve worked with a lot of firms on disaster plans. And I mean A LOT of firms. Some firms have built truly excellent disaster plans, but very few have built good triggers for their disaster plans. I’ve seen controls to … Continue reading

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Blue Skies, Black Swans and Backup Plans


As Hurricane Irene passes through lower Manhattan, there is  a tinge of panic but not the full-on disaster that has been expected. Wall  Street will be a bit mussed up, but open for business on Monday. For many in New … Continue reading

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A Well Managed Core


The nuclear disaster in Japan is the case study that just keeps on giving. Putting aside the policy and planning issues about the reactor itself, there is another problem, the extent of which  we still don’t know. The power plant, … Continue reading

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A Tsunami Of Problems


The problems in Japan continue, as do the truly heroic efforts to contain the disaster. Still, how did this all happen? Now that we have some information, we can put together the pieces. The first piece is simply that all … Continue reading

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Yes, THAT Butterfly Effect…


My childhood image of Japan is forever tied to the giant monster movies of the 60′s and 70′s, chief of which was Godzilla. Sure, everyone remembers Godzilla, rising menacingly out of Tokyo Bay, but there were many other less memorable … Continue reading

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A Moment for Japan…


Rather than the normal discussions of corporate issues, I thought that today we would pause for a moment and just offer our best wishes to colleagues, friends and family in Japan. It’s difficult for us to really understand the level … Continue reading

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