One response to “Planning for Disaster: from Oil Spills to Credit Crises”

  1. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.”

    Not only does there need to be a commitment to developing scenario plans, there also needs to be some appreciation for how those plans are developed. In order to ruly see the unexpected, you can’t repeat the same processes you’ve always used. To borrow another old phrase, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

    Over on my blog, I wrote an article a little while back suggesting some ways to incorporate divergent/convergent thinking techniques into a SWOT analysis. I describe a mapping process using the who-what-where-when-why-how methods we all learned at a young age to help identify potential opportunities, as well as resource limitations.

    Fee free to check it out:

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