Did anyone else notice the potential continuity between Chris Bellavita’s Wednesday post and my Thursday post?
It was entirely coincidental.
But — at least for me — my critique of catastrophe “plans” is creatively answered by Patrick Lagadec’s Navigating the Unknown (linked to by Chris). The strategic stance and organizational capacity advocated by Lagadec is a big part of what I perceive is most helpful in preparing for a catastrophe.
If you haven’t already, download and read and think about and talk about Lagadec’s free booklet. Writing about your impressions/reactions here might be an effective way to advance some shared thinking.
A couple of dozen readers, some I know well and some I have never met, have sent me private emails regarding my Thursday critique. Many seem to be in various states of distress.
I will not have the opportunity this weekend to respond personally to each of you. In an attempt to be generically responsive: I am not trying to eliminate the planning profession in emergency management. In specific regard to catastrophe planning, I hope you will read Lagadec, review your current plans and assess to what extent your current plans advance what Lagadec is advocating.
If not, why not?