Failure and Rescue

So, even though I opened a Twitter account about 2 years ago, this week I decided to start really using it.

I tweeted a thing or two to the 3 people following me.  It was fun, but a lot like talking to myself, which, I sometimes do.

Then, I started looking for people and organizations that I wanted to follow.  Some in sports, some in entertainment, a few friends I found, and even some in the field of business continuity and crisis management.  I also found Eric Greitens whose book, “The Heart and the Fist” I had recently just finished reading – a read I highly recommend to all.

Today, one of Eric’s tweets included a link to this article in The New Yorker – “Failure and Rescue”.  I think this article has a profound message for everyone in all walks of life, but I also think it has significant meaning to business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency response planners.

I recently posted a few blogs about the need to have plans that are flexible and provide the framework for decision makers to change the plan when needed – which, in my mind, will be always for any situation that occurs.  In this article, Atul Gawande, presents this message much better than I ever could.  His concept of rescuing the plans is, in my mind, brilliant.

There is no need for me to try to recap the article for you; I would “fail” miserably in my attempt.  So, I simply suggest you read it for yourself.  I believe you will be glad you did.

And then, to thank me, you can “follow” me on Twitter @jpflach.  ;-)

Thank you for your input.