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

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CHAPTER 2: LOOKING FOR WHAT’S COMING OVER THE HILL

In this chapter, we will move on from principles and consider the need to anticipate what may be coming next.

The future and resilience

The world is getting too hot; the world is going to get too cold; we’re going to run out of water; we’re all going to drown in floods. Oil’s on the way out; oil costs a fortune; the West is doomed, and it’s all going to end this year or next year; cyber spooks and terrorists are going to destroy the Internet; there’s a big asteroid out there in space heading for us. There will be a plague of locusts, there’s (another) pandemic on the way …

If we read the news, or listen to everyone who has a viewpoint, there’s a lot of conflicting and speculative talk about what ...

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