by Ed Beakley
We now move to Discussion Thread 3.
- >> Intelligence implications for a resilient community response force team in a low probability/high impact worst case disaster environment:
- critical information – what, where and how
- education aimed at preventing “victimhood”
- planning on multiple levels
- being a responder not a victim
- building leaders AND followers – who, how
By necessity that team will most likely include professionals (public safety and military – Guard and Active Duty), private sector, and individual citizens or community organizations
If all would agree on the “team” response requirement and given the above – how do you inform, plan, and educate/train/learn across a team with few common linkages on a very practical basis? How do you get ready for the “Black Swan?
It is easy to identify the problems, not too hard to come up with solutions, BUT the how and the doing is something else.
Invest in preparedness, not prediction…I will never get to know the unknown since, by definition, it is unknown. However, I can always guess how it might affect me, and I should base my decisions around that…you always control what you do, so make this your end.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb – The Black Swan; The Impact of the Highly Improbable