Being positive about the unthinkable

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Firms that fail to plan ahead for disasters are leading themselves down the path of planned failure, says Adam Bernstein – because the unexpected always happens

Planning for disasters isn’t much fun. After all, the unthinkable never happens – right? Well, sadly that isn’t always the case, and taking time out from the business could be the best break you’ll ever take.

Now, while we don’t suffer from earthquakes and tsunamis in the UK, we are not immune from other threats. Cast your mind back to 2005 for the Buncefield oil depot explosion and the terrorist attacks in London; the flash floods in Kent this last May; and more recently, the TSB customers who found themselves dealing with the bank’s failed systems and weeks of financial disruption. […]

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