Leading off is Riskczar – A week or so back Trevor was recognised by OnlineFinanceDegrees.com for his work, awarded as a Top Finance Blog.
You can read more in his post “Riskczar’s blog is now an award winner“.
Congratulations mate, keep up the good work.
Over at StoneRoads Blog, Alex has a really good post about the need to differentiate between Process and Services when determining what is critical. Too often we really get this analysis done at the wrong level of granularity, and that has the potential for disaster.
There are many reasons why we get this part of BIA wrong, too often it is because the person doing it is just going by some text book – they really do not understand or have any feel for what is critical or how processes, services and activities relate.
Also on the them of not knowing, or simply not learning, is a topical post from Peter Powers. “Lessons Learned or Lessons Lost” – he is talking about how we identify these lessons but never really learn them. When the next big incident comes along we often identify the same set of learnings, but do little about them.
If we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. Learning from history (our experiences and near misses) is an essential component of building resilience. Learning here is not the token identification – it is actually doing something to build new capability.
Peter identifies a number of examples of incidents we have not learned from, as always from this author a well written piece derived from his own extensive experience and research.
The lack of real learning is perhaps another reason why we have so many “unexpected knowns“.
Finally, from Leo Babauta at zen habits comes “achieving without goals“. Sounds like heresy, but it is not really.
What Leo is really highlighting is that it is not the goal that leads to us achieving something, it is our excitement and passion that gets things done. Without the passion the goal would remain unrealised.
I think Leo may have presented another perspective on Peter Powers lessons are lost. What do you think?
What are you reading this week?