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How Becoming Risk Literate Can Turn a Horror Movie into a Hero Movie

When your organization isn’t risk literate, the result can often resemble a horror movie; when it is, you can save the day.

In some ways, being a business continuity management consultant is a lot like watching a horror movie. How?

Well, do you know how in horror movies people are always doing things that you know are liable to get them killed, but that they do anyway—despite your yelling at the screen for them to run the other way—because they are lacking critical information that you’ve been given by the director?

It’s the same for a BC consultant. I repeatedly see organizations doing things that I know are harmful to their long-term best interests, based on things I’m aware of that they are not, despite my yelling at the screen (figuratively speaking, of course) and urging them to turn aside from their intended course of action.