Steven F. Freeman

crisalis blog potential topics

page created: 04/11/2015
page last modified: 04/11/2015

Table is reference in the blog's first post:

Topic Category

Subcategories

 
• Potential Post Topics  
“About”  Key Concepts About the Blog About the Authors
  • Crisis (Explication/ Continuation of 1st post)
  • Conceptual clarity - 2 (and only 2) approaches to CP
  • “Resiliency” / Anti-fragility
  • Systems thinking / system dynamics
  • How and why
  • “Crisalis": What the title means
  • Plans/hopes
  • About the topic list
  • Who we are
  • Research
  • Courses: What we cover
  • How the course has developed and changed

 

Crisis Preparedness (CP) Basics

 

In the Crisis  Before / After the Crisis Personal CP
  • Descriptions
  • What to do in a crisis
  • Crisis and emotions
  • Crisis decision-making
  • Crisis management team / Standing decisions
  • CP Audit
  • Scenario planning/enactment
  • Table-top exercises
  • Learning! Post-event debriefing
  • Emergency preparedness basics
  • Bug-Out-Bags
  • Short/Long term

(see also "Survival" below)

Resiliency Domains Beyond Resiliency Examples
  • Biological resiliency
  • Personal resiliency
  • Organizational resiliency
  • Ecological resiliency
  • Political, economic resiliency
  • Fragility, robustness, and antifragility
  • Bouncing back stronger
  • Life and anti-fragility
  • Evolution and anti-fragility
  • Fragility and Modernity
Sources of Resiliency Skills of Resiliency Practices and Attitudes
  • Moral purpose
  • An ability to get help
  • Motivation
  • Psychological containment
  • Organic structure
  • Reserves /slack resources
  • Coping skills
  • Entrepreneurial orientation:
  • Sensemaking
  • Virtual role systems
  • Cognitive reframing
  • Regular exposure to change/crisis
  • Social bridge building
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-responsibility
  • Other orientation

Crisis and Opportunity

Crisis and Change Crisis and Leadership Two Sides of a Coin
  • If nothing ever changed, nothing would ever changed
  • The overlooked upside of crisis
  • Birth and death
  • Decline and transformation
  • Loss and Change
  • Crisis preparedness: the leader’s job #1
  • How leaders are remembered
  • How managers spend their time
  • CP and business development
  • The sword in the stone
  • Economic crisis and business success
  • Personal crisis and growth
  • The fall and rise of nations
  • Crisis philosophy, philology
  • Creative destruction
  • Manufactured crisis and consent
Cases Historical Cases Business Topic Composites Crisis/Resiliency in Film/ Literature
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • NASA Challenger /  Columbia
  • Devaluation, hyperinflation
  • Industrial Crisis Mgmt (Tylenol, Bhopal, BP Gulf Oil Spill, etc...)
  • Governmental Crisis Mgmt Katrina
  • Institutions and crisis
  • Systemic crisis and resiliencies
  • Crisis and emotions
  • Crisis decision-making
  • Threat-rigidity
  • Innovation through CP
  • CP and priorities
Diving bell and the Butterfly (2007), Thirteen Days (2000), Food, Inc. (2008), The Cove (2009), Waste Land (2010), Apollo 13 (1995), Margin Call (2011), Waltz with Bashir (2008), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Atonement (2007), Startup.com (2001), Vanishing of the Bees (2009), Contagion (2011), 28 Days Later... (2002), Soylent Green (1973), Mad Max-Road Warrior (1981), Defiance (2008), Fearless (1993), Ivory Tower (2014) ...others

CP Science and Scholarship

Theory Empirics Book Reviews
  • Risk management -theory, practice, limitations
  • Crisis management -theory, practice, limitations
  • Systems thinking
  • Evolution and crisis: adaptive and maladaptive response behavior
  • Types of organizational crises
  • Phases of a crisis
  • Protocols pro and con
  • Decision traps and biases
  • Vicious cycles / virtuous circles
  • Predictions
  • CP as an aid to thinking more broadly, systemically and opportunistically
Kolbert (2014) The Sixth Extinction; Rosenthal (2014) The gift of adversity; Taleb (2012) Antifragile-Things That Gain From Disorder; Frankl (1946) Man's Search for Meaning; Wildavsky (1988) Searching for Safety; Wright (2004) A Short History of Progress; Ian Mitroff (various); Michael Lewis (various); Karl Weick (various); Kai Erikson (various) ...others

A New “Crisis era” or are we “apocoholic”?

Possible/Impending Global Crises Possible/Impending National / Regional Crises
  • Global warming
  • Extreme weather
  • Biotic crisis (Massive extinctions)
  • Nuclear war / accident
  • Nanotechnology/ new weapons of mass destruction
  • Synthetic biology
  • Peak oil/ everything else
  • Disease, pestilence, antimicrobial resistance
  • Globalization
  • Growth / Overpopulation
  • Monocultures / Famine
  • Oceans / Water
  • Asteroids / Natural Disaster
  • Economic systemic collapse
    • Financial meltdown
    • Deficits / Public debt
    • Inequality/Unemployment / Private debt
  • Political systemic collapse
    • Federalism/Corporatism/ Anarchy
    • “Terrorism”/ Militarism / “Defense”
    • Municipal bankruptcy
  • Infrastructure
    • Electrical grid
    • Aging roads, rails, bridges
  • Environmental Degradation
    • Fracking
    • Pollution
    • Fresh water system
  • Health Care systemic collapse
    • Obesity / Health
    • Aging population
  • Education systemic collapse
    • Ignorance / (Lack of) Critical thinking
    • Reliance on "experts”
    • Moral decay?

Survival 

(see also CP basics)

Apocalypse? Surviving the Non-Apocalypse Survival Practice / Survivalist Groups
  • Historical apocalypses
  • Past prediction and prophecy
  • TEOTWAWKI variants
  • Post-apocalyptic life
  • Early warning signs
  • Crashes, fires, accidents, etc...
  • Dealing with loss, grief, etc...
  • Personal battles
  • Survival principles & practice
  • Applying crisis principals to everyday life
  • Mount Washington
  • Vivos
  • Prepping
  • What's most important

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