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Donald Trump has taken the quotation below “to a new level”. The quote is variously attributed to Swift, Twain and Churchill – but ‘Trump on Twitter’ has leverage the validity of the principle embedded in the quote. And he won’t stop now.
A friend of mine recently responded to my having made public our approach to facilitated debriefing by raising the difficulties of how confidentiality is – in the real world – perceived as being almost impossible to achieve. Confidentiality Confidentiality if a fundamental human trait – it is given – and in turn, respected. Is it… Read More
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Now that we’re out and about again, we can share that while under lockdown, we’ve kept our eye firmly on the ball. Embracing and integrating the twelve principles from the international risk standard, we’ve developed an AgileBCP app to help businesses reboot – even to reimagine. AgileBCP – that is, agile business continuity planning puts… Read More
Non-trivial decisions – by their very definition, are crucial. Crucial by demanding the asking of the right questions. Crucial to requiring the implementation of the right actions. Simple – day to day – decisions generally require simple approaches. As problems become more wicked and are characterised by greater uncertainty, decision-making requires clear approaches. Approaches which… Read More
Asking the right questions is always a good start to informed decision making. This PaaS helps you do that to reimagine your business and strengthen your resilience. Read More
Of value are risk-based approaches which emphasise the importance of “establishing context”. Unfortunately “context” has become a buzzword – and buzzwords become irksome and lose traction. This is unfortunate because “meaning making” or “sense-making” – again, use whichever jargon or buzzword you like – is fundamental. Critical. It is critical to both “get right” and keep refining. Read More
I love how people start their posts with “I’m excited to …” People who know me know that I am fairly “unexcitable” – but trust me, I am excited. Let me share where we are up to. This week, our Partnership Board meeting approved moving our upcoming Software as a Service (SaaS) to Beta testing… Read More
Coming out of a board meeting yesterday afternoon I’m excited to share news of a new joint venture startup and invite you to enter our “naming competition” for a case of wine delivered to your door. To help fire up your synapses, some key aspects of the Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Innovative Improvement context:… Read More
Beyond the jargon of “petri dish and pivot” there are opportunities in ‘the risk’. In my search for and development of useful heuristics I was looking for models that started with social needs (outcomes). I fondly redicovered a piece we used “back in the day” (developed by the likes of Kasperson and Kates). I say… Read More
I’m taking the liberty of reposting what I think is a useful set of considerations – from an expert – that go beyond just washing your hands. “American pathologist James Robb was one of the first molecular virologists to study coronaviruses in the 1970s. He sent this email to family and friends about how he’s… Read More
I’ve had several interesting “pandemic preparedness” projects this last few weeks. A few in “crisis mode” but the most interesting has been facilitating a quick snapshot review of how well a particularly vulnerable hospital was prepared for a “surge” – especially coronavirus. To give an independent view we used a straightforward gap assessment approach. The… Read More
Good morning – or is it? Today, we wake up in Bendigo to a “code red” and what may well be a confusion of advice. Warnings exist – and are issued – with only one purpose. With only one performance required of them. To elicit appropriate protective behaviour. I have looked at the advice and… Read More