Archive for 'Disasters'

Toyota v GM: Resilience in a Volatile World

Toyota v GM: Resilience in a Volatile World

Why did Toyota suffer losses while General Motors sailed through the after effects of the tsunami in Japan in March 2011? And how is our understanding of resilience changing? Harvard Business Review asked these questions of [...]

Our Top 5 Disaster Case Studies

Our Top 5 Disaster Case Studies

We love a good case study.  We learn more from other people’s experiences than we do from any text book. So we decided to pick our Top 5 Case Studies. These are the ones we’ve found [...]

Case Study: The Tylenol Crisis

Case Study: The Tylenol Crisis

We’re always being told we should find the opportunities in crisis.  Sometimes, as Johnson & Johnson’s murderous Tylenol case study shows, you won’t find the ‘opportunity’ until you’ve created it. If you’ve ever taken a class [...]

What’s the worst financial scandal of all time?

What’s the worst financial scandal of all time?

What’s the worst financial scandal of all time? That’s the question the Huffington Post is asking – and they want your nominations and votes for the most offensive! They’re currently offering the ability to vote on a number [...]

Community Powered Disaster Recovery (video)

Community Powered Disaster Recovery (video)

“On June 1st we weren’t disaster relief experts but on June 3rd we started faking it,” say Caitria and Morgan O’Neill. After a freak tornado hit their town, these sisters felt they had no choice but [...]

Glasgow Airport Terrorist Attack Case Study

Glasgow Airport Terrorist Attack Case Study

On 30 June 2007, two men crashed a car bomb into Glasgow Airport just one day after a near miss occurred in London when an attack two car bombs were foiled in Haymarket. This case study [...]

4 Business Continuity Case Studies

4 Business Continuity Case Studies

Download these four free business continuity case studies from Aviva, Sainsbury’s, The Wellcome Trust and Morphy Richards. Aviva is a huge insurance group.  It’s primary customer focus is individuals and small businesses.  The case study describes [...]

Fukushima: Investigation Findings

Fukushima: Investigation Findings

Calling the Fukushima nuclear incident “a disaster made in Japan” caused by “a multitude of errors and willful negligence“, the official report of The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission has been published and is available to read online. [...]

Learning courage from Challenger (video)

Learning courage from Challenger (video)

Contrary to popular belief, the space shuttle Challenger did not blow up.  It fell apart on take off in 1986, killing everybody on board. The Challenger disaster occurred because there was a flaw with the design [...]

Washout!! Festival Continuity Planning Failure

Washout!! Festival Continuity Planning Failure

In June 2012 the Isle of Wight Festival had so many weather related problems that ferries carrying ticket holders were cancelled and those who made it had their cars trapped in the mud soaked fields hosting the [...]

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