Category Archive: Archived Articles

Pandemic Flu: Mythunderstandings

Two Business Continuity consultants are discussing a crisis.

One is a pessimist, the other an optimist. The pessimist turns to his colleague and says,

“This is terrible, surely it can’t get any worse?’

The Optimist looks up and says “I … Read the rest

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How to win Gold at the Olympics

Background and Banter:

Tempting though it is, this article will not start with a huge list of Olympic Games statistics or by examining the resilience of the Games itself.  That said, a cheery well done to the Vancouver team who Read the rest

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The English destroy London, a historical perspective.

The English Destroy London,

Or

London Resilience; a historical perspective

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”

Aldous Huxley

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Reflections on Business Continuity in 2007

Reflections on Business Continuity in 2007

 

 ‘What experience and history teach is that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.’

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Logic; the first casualty of major flooding.

Moor Hill Station was shut, the next bus was at three o’clock the next morning and it was, according to the rain soaked but surprisingly cheerful Brummie coach station supervisor, Unlikely to go.’ I had no chance of reaching … Read the rest

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Planning to Help … Helping to Heal

Planning to Help … Helping to Heal

 “There is an overarching, fundamental lesson to be learnt from the response to the 7 July attacks, which underpins most of our findings and recommendations.  The response on 7 July demonstrated that there
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Strategy in crisis management; the dead Prussians and others.

STRATEGY IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT: THE DEAD PRUSSIANS AND OTHERS.

 

© C Needham-Bennett 5th March 2006

 

This article debates the need for strategy in Crises, the identification of what strategy is in this context and briefly its application at various Read the rest

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