Time is our currency

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

Beta Testing next week!

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

Move over “resilience”

Move over “resilience” – make room in the disaster management lexicon for “uninsurable enclaves”. It has been recognised for nearly five decades that disaster risk is a function of hazard and vulnerability.  Our efforts have focused on supporting those at risk to be more resilient – more prepared. This focus – I suggest – has… Read More

Can you manage uncertainty in three straightforward steps?

Management processes should always be as simple as possible – yet as complex as is necessary. First, clear, understandable, straightforward risk statements come out of mindful conversations about context. Second, we assess risks – not as an academic exercise – but in order to determine whether we need to do anything about those risks. So… Read More