10 BCP Mistakes You Really Want to Avoid Part 1 of 2

BCP mistakes

Don’t let these BCP mistakes put your recovery at risk: 1. Managing the wrong risks. You may have heard of the term cognitive bias – the irrational errors that we humans make in our decision-making.  One type of cognitive bias, the availability heuristic, causes us to heavily weigh our judgments toward more recent information.  This […]

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Disasters are all shapes and scales!

shapes and scales
A disaster to one person might be normal to another person, same goes for companies.  One company might be completely comfortable with loosing a million dollars while another company won't make a million dollars this year.  Disasters are all shapes and scales!  While this can kind of sound abstract, let's look at one that is [...] Continue Reading »

Never, say never… 

Arkema lessons learned

Previously we wrote about the fall-out from the Lac Megantic rail disaster – the deadliest Canadian rail disaster since 1867.  Many lessons were learned from the two-year investigation that followed.  While less catastrophic, the recent post-Hurricane Harvey Arkema plant explosion near Houston, Texas, will also reveal its own take-aways. However, even without results from investigations […]

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4 years later… what we can learn from the Lac Mégantic rail disaster

lac megantic

What can we learn from Lac Mégantic In July of 2013, the deadliest Canadian rail accident since 1867 occurred in Lac Megantic, Quebec.  A series of errors resulted in a train carrying crude oil to roll downhill before derailing in the town of Lac Megantic.  The accident resulted in: 63 derailed rail cars 47 deaths […]

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew (as with all disasters) taught some excellent lessons Hurricane Matthew, a category 5 hurricane that hit the Western Atlantic for nearly two weeks last month, is an unwelcome reminder of the importance of business continuity planning and preparedness. In any disaster, there are many lessons to learn for all persons and organizations involved. Here […]

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