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Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:19

7 Bad Things That Are Likely to Happen This Week

People in business continuity talk a lot about black swans: unexpected events that come from outside normal experience and have strongly negative effects.

Black swan events are definitely worth thinking about and being prepared for due to their potentially catastrophic impacts.

However, in today’s post, we are going to talk about the opposite of black swan events. Some people refer to such events as white swans, but I am going to refer to them as “7 Bad Things That Are Likely to Happen This Week.”

These are negative events that I think actually have a high likelihood of happening to some organization somewhere in the coming week—or at any rate, they are things that happen fairly frequently, having a negative impact each time.

If one of these common business continuity threats happens to your organization, will you be ready?