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Resilient Thinking: Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century by Phillip Wood

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CHAPTER 1: THE SPAGHETTI BOWL OF RESILIENCE

In this introductory chapter, we will have a look at the idea of resilience as a tricky subject, the influence of people, and the concept of planning. We will also consider the idea of resilience as a whole formed of various components.

The secret art

Let’s face it, not only is the world difficult and dangerous, it’s also cut-throat and competitive. The resilience industry is no less a warzone than any other, and competition and jockeying for position are understandably common. What is interesting to me is that resilience professionals and practitioners – business continuity, security and safety managers, for example – although they often look on each other with a degree of disdain, are more often than ...

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