books - Books

Some choice reads:

The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them) – Author: Lucy Jones

  1. Lucy Jones, lives in Southern California and worked as a seismologist for thirty years at the U.S. Geology Survey and is currently a science advisor for risk reduction.
    She is a research associate at Caltech and holds a PhD in geophysics from MIT and is known for creating the “Great Shakeout Drill” which is an earthquake preparation experiment that involved fifty-three thousand people worldwide!

Her book looks at some of the most devastating natural disasters to have occurred in the past, the events that have occurred more recently and the expectations of what is expected in the future and how we can better prepare for them.

The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide–By Author: Marty Fox

The authorhas had years of success in helping companies navigate their way through the effects of natural and man-made disasters and events.
Having helped strengthen each organizations resilience by expertly leveraging technology and implementing various processes that have proven successes.

His book shows how to increase a business’s revenue, reduce expenses by using various state of the art techniques and tools. His book is light and not the usual heavy jargon one would expect when reading such a book.

The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press) – Author: Yossi Sheffi

Yossi Sheffi or Elisha Gray II is a professor of Engineering Systems at MIT.
His book offers a unique perspective on how the disasters and events from one area of the globe impact those on another from climate change to systems security risks.