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Thriving in Your Work by Peter Shaw

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WHERE ARE YOUR SNOW SHOES?

Am I ready for the unexpected?

On a wall in our porch are a pair of snow shoes which belonged to my wife’s father. They hang above the coat hooks along with a couple of hockey sticks. They are there for decoration rather than use. My father-in-law had used them on a few occasions, but they were a curiosity rather than a necessity.

In some climates snow shoes are a necessity rather than a wise precaution. Knowing whether we need snow shoes flows from our assessment of the risks we face and how best we prepare for them. There is no point in having snow shoes in the Sahara Desert but they might be useful when living ...

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