The case for taking disaster seriously

The case for taking disaster seriously

Major disasters are becoming more frequent, and are impacting more people. Recently, Amy Feldman of All Good Work challenged me for this vague and unsupported statement. That sent me on an industrious search for clear reliable evidence, and through a rabbit warren of...
Empowered by co-working

Empowered by co-working

Working alone is hard. Working alone from home and out of coffee shops is hard. Even in Silicon Valley where a million others are doing the same. So we are thrilled to announce that Creative Crisis Leadership now has another place to work: Thanks to the generous...
“Oh, here’s what I learned…”

“Oh, here’s what I learned…”

We put discovery at the center of our learning experiences. That’s a bit different from what others do. Conventional drill- or exercise-based disaster preparedness efforts start by telling people what they should do. Then they give them a chance to practice...

We couldn’t have said it better!

It’s always satisfying to hear others humming to your beat. The New York Times published an article a few days ago that hums to ours. In How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster, New York Times writer Alan Henry summarizes an interview with Mitch Stripling,...
Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

On Nov 11, 2017, a major earthquake struck Ross Ct in Palo Alto CA. Here’s the full report. 21 residents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats smelled gas leaks, watched a transformer fizzle and spark, and were without water and power for several days. Afterward, they were joined...
On the ground after Hurricane Harvey

On the ground after Hurricane Harvey

  A few days after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, we found out about this exceptional case of spontaneous leadership in Rockport TX. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, and a fortunate conjunction of circumstances, we are working on our...
Getting rid of your nightlight could save your life

Getting rid of your nightlight could save your life

  Flashlights. They’re on every list of Things You Should Have in Case of Emergency. Keep one in your car, in your briefcase, next to your bed. That’s good advice. But let’s talk about the one next to your bed. Are the batteries still good? Is it buried in that...