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Zen, Life, and the Art of Finding a Consultant

Written by  RICHARD BROOME December 29, 2009

Much has been written in recent years about the best way to select business continuity consultants. Those who have written on this topic have all seemed to do an excellent job of identifying the right prerequisites. These are categories such as: staff resumes, certifications, industry experience, references, cost factors and so forth. All are good formulations to follow that we certainly agree with and applaud. However, how do you select a great business continuity consultant versus just a good one? History can be a great teacher in this regard. Napoleon, historically one of the great military leaders, was willing to do the unorthodox to convince himself his military planning was going to work. He did not simply create a military strategy and send out the plans that put his infantry, cavalry and artillery into action. He wanted first to make certain that all of his Army would grasp the intent

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