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A Pandemic of Ignorance and Obfuscation: Why We Repeatedly Fail to Heed the Serious Warning Signs of Major Crises

By Ian I Mitroff and John Radke Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley A front-page article in the Monday, March 30, 2020 edition of The New York Times is nothing less than devastating : The “Fail-Safe System that the … Continue reading

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Technology’s State of Crisis Demand Crisis Management

San Francisco Chronicle, September 16, 2018, p. E7. Make no mistake about it, technology is in a state of crisis of its own making. Technology has betrayed our deepest sense of trust and well-being. It has allowed itself — indeed, … Continue reading

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Colleges and Universities Are Ill-Prepared for Crises

When my colleagues and I first started doing surveys of the crisis preparedness of major colleges and universities, we were shocked but not totally surprised to find that as poorly prepared large business organizations generally are for major crises, colleges and universities were even worse off. It is not that they are completely unprepared. Rather, the difference is between the crises that they are relatively well prepared for versus those that they barely prepared for, if at all. Continue reading

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