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Futureproof : how to build resilience in an uncertain world

Author: Jon Coaffee
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Coaffee
ISBN: 9780300228670 0300228678
OCLC Number: 1055263167
Description: viii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Fate, Choice and the Birth of Risk --
The Resilience Turn and the Permanent State of Adaption --
Anticipating Climate Armageddon --
Responsive Critical Infrastructure Lifelines --
Security, Resilience and Preparedness --
Stress-testing Economic Resilience --
The Search for Organisational Agility --
Disaster Resilience: Where it all Comes Together --
Adapt or Die: Futureproofing the Twenty-first Century.
Other Titles: Future proof
Responsibility: Jon Coaffee.

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Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural disasters, Coaffee shows how and why these measures have proven inadequate and what should be done to make us more resilient. While conventional approaches have focused on planning and preparing for disruptions and enhanced our ability to "bounce back," our focus should be on anticipating future challenges and enhancing our capacity to adapt to new threats

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