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Welcome to the SITREP for March 31, 2023 We’re on a mini-vacation in Europe this week, so it’s a Dragnet edition today: just the facts! By the way, if you haven’t signed up for the CrisisDojo waitlist, you're already missing out. The waitlist folks already got a sneak peek at the crisis standard builder and … Continue reading SITREP for March 31, 2023
Exercises are an essential part of skills development for things like emergencies and crises but creating a successful exercise takes a lot of work and planning - you can't just throw some problems at a group of people and hope they'll learn from the experience. Here's how to plan a successful exercise.
SITREP for Friday, March 24, 2023 There’s still only one big story right now: banks. And rather than being out of the woods, as many are hoping, I think we might have just gotten into the woods. Keep in mind that something the increased rates are designed to do is expose and break weaknesses in the financial system. In that light, we have some way to go...
Each of the recent bank that failed was in a different position, and no single factor caused these banks to get into trouble. However, these recent events provide some essential takeaways for risk and communications managers. Here are four I think are worth thinking about.
Daily SITREP for Friday, March 17, 2023 Read this on the Blog Welcome to the SITREP for Friday, March 17, 2023. Two very different banking crises played out this last week and, while both seem to be over, the panicky reactions in world markets indicates a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) has built … Continue reading SITREP for Friday March 17 2023
Regular training is necessary to ensure your leadership team is prepared for a crisis. But getting a management team to buy into what seems like a lot of training time can be tricky. Here's how to sell the idea of frequent training.
Good morning. America hit the debt limit yesterday: that means no more borrowing is possible until the debt ceiling is lifted. The government will keep running and paying the bills for a few months because funds have already been appropriated or because the extraordinary measures introduced by Treasury Secretary Yellen provide additional financial flexibility. The … Continue reading America defaults (kind of), using these metrics, and the value of delaying your morning cup of Joe.
Good morning. The newly released 2021 Chinese census showed a surprising drop in population for the first time in 60 years which, while not unexpected, was earlier than many had expected. Meanwhile, millions in Asia are preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year which for many in China, means it’s the first chance to see … Continue reading China’s population is shrinking and moving. Why ‘recyclable’ doesn’t mean what you think it means.
Good morning. First, a clarification In yesterday’s piece on sovereign debt, I said that Secretary Janet Yellen had announced that the US would hit the debt ceiling in early June and she was implementing special measures to help manage that process. In fact, Secretary Yellen said that the US will probably hit the ceiling around January 19 … Continue reading Some news from Davos while the metrics remain relatively quiet. Plus giant space lasers.