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.