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… a conversational opportunity

It is a lovely morning in Sydney, perfectly clear sky to enjoy the view as I flew in this morning. Even better is the prospect of some real world conversations on subjects as diverse as BC and resilience today.   I am in Sydney for the Australasian BC Summit, one of the better conferences on […]

CIMC – Morning 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series CIMC2014

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series CIMC2014Keynote session today was a panel discussion around the growth of mobile applications and Social Media and how that impacts on BC/DR. Builds nicely from the comments made in yesterday’s keynote about the magnitude of the upheaval in society that is flowing from this area. […]

Winner, BC Paper of the Year

… BC Paper of the year.

I am extremely honoured to announce a newly published paper. In this case it is not just the new publication that is the thrill. My paper, A Fork in the Road, was awarded the Business Continuity Paper of the Year 2013. The paper is published in the latest issue of the Business Continuity and Resiliency […]


CIMC Conference – Day 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series CIMC2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series CIMC2014I am in New Orleans this week for the Continuity Insights Management Conference, my first visit to a CI conference. I have been to New Orleans several times, but this is my visit visit since Katrina, so the Sunday afternoon “Road to Recovery” bus tour […]

… Jet lag, Standards and novel practice

An early start today with a 5:00 AM arrival in the UK. In the spirit of my conference presentation I am experimenting with a novel practice to counter jet lag. You can read my BCEye blog post about adopting different mind sets and thinking differently. It is a shame nobody comments on these posts – hopefully the audience […]

Thoughts and ideas on resilience

… resilience is wicked

“Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them” Laurence J. Peter Dr Peter may well have been talking about the problem of understanding, building and maintaing resilience. Resilience is a wicked problem. A wicked problem is one that is almost impossible to […]

… panarchy or resilience?

The blog has suffered a period of collapse over the past month. Energy has been released on other endeavours (such as my presentation for DRJ Spring World), and so there have been no new posts. When I publish again, like today – is this the “bounce back” or even the “bounce forward” that we too often […]


… perfection and storms

I had not been home for two weeks, so it was good to have sun and blue sky on Sunday for my walk along the beach. In the time I was away an intense storm front had passed through the region and It was interesting to see the change it had wrought on the beach […]


… being published again

The new edition of the Disaster Recovery Journal is out (Fall 2012). This edition includes their annual Executive Guide and the theme this year is “How to achieve true enterprise resiliency“. You should read this, for no other reason than I have an article in the Executive report entitled “Why true enterprise resiliency is the […]

… survival of the most adaptive

This morning went I went for a walk on the beach I found a large number of dead birds. These were muttonbirds that had been washed in on the tide. This is an annual problem, as you will see if you click though to the news item linked to the picture. These little birds are migrating […]

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