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The Power of ResilienceHow the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected$
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Yossi Sheffi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029797

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.001.0001

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An Ounce of Preparation

An Ounce of Preparation

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(p.129) 6 An Ounce of Preparation
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The Power of Resilience
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Yossi Sheffi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0006

Whereas the first five chapters talk primarily of companies’ reactions to disruptions, Chapter 6 begins the discussions of more proactive preparations. These preparations include the fundamental steps of creating redundancy and building flexibility. Yet the maturation of risk management has also led companies to prepare other kinds of specialized risk-management assets in the form of business continuity plans, emergency operations centers, and formalized processes for managing disruptions.

Keywords:   Disruption response, Preparation, Risk management, Emergency operations centers, Business continuity planning (BCP), Incident mangegment, Walmart, Cisco

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