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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 [...]

A Christmas disaster scenario… that rhymes!

A Christmas disaster scenario… that rhymes!

If you happened to ask Santa for a  very silly, rhyming, Christmas-themed disaster/business continuity scenario, you’re in luck.  Seriously.  Or very not so seriously…! The following “poem” was created by one of our number for a [...]

Christmas Crackers 2012

Christmas Crackers 2012

We’re taking a break over the holidays, and we hope you are too. Some of us are already celebrating Chanukah.  Some of us are waiting for Santa. But we all love presents. And we have two [...]

Quick guide to ISO22301 (video)

Quick guide to ISO22301 (video)

Want to be able to talk about ISO22301 with confidence in under 4 minutes? ISO22301 is the international standard that’s replacing BS25999 – albeit much to the annoyance of many people who are happy enough with [...]

Dumb Ways To Die: Lessons In Business Continuity Messaging (video)

Dumb Ways To Die: Lessons In Business Continuity Messaging (video)

When the Australians decided to send out a health and safety video to the entire population, they decided that a little black humour was the best way. This week we’ve already talked about using language and [...]

How to Get Things Done: Clever Continuity Language

How to Get Things Done: Clever Continuity Language

Last week someone told us they’re struggling to get anyone to meet them to do a BIA.  Of course you are, we said, would you take a meeting that sounded that boring? Language and positioning is [...]

Free [Useful] Magazines and News!

Free [Useful] Magazines and News!

There are great freebies magazines to be had on subscription.  And most of them have an online presence too, so you don’t need to be restricted by geography if you find one you like. It’s just [...]

Student Crisis Management Resource

Student Crisis Management Resource

Need some inspiration on how to create crisis management exercises with the ‘wow’ factor? We look at one product that – even without purchasing it (it’s $30) reminded us how much we can do with a [...]

Leading in a Crisis (videos)

Leading in a Crisis (videos)

Leading in a crisis is something people can either do or not do, right? Some people are born leaders.  Some people are brilliant in a crisis.  Some people can do both.  Others cannot!  But there are [...]

Dilemma: Normal Work During a Hurricane? (videos)

Dilemma: Normal Work During a Hurricane? (videos)

What do you do when your bosses demand attendance at an office during a hurricane? That’s the dilemma some of you faced last week in the US, when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. You don’t [...]

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