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The 15 Costliest Hurricanes In History As Seen From Space Number 14: Hurricane Hugo Damage (billion USD): $8.5  Season: 1989  Category 5  Deaths: 56  Areas affected: The Caribbean United States East Coast

The 15 Costliest Hurricanes In History As Seen From Space
Number 14: Hurricane Hugo
Damage (billion USD): $8.5
Season: 1989
Category 5
Deaths: 56
Areas affected: The Caribbean United States East Coast

Courage, Compassion, and Resilience Make Great Workplaces

Most of what is taught in business schools and executive development programs, though certainly relevant, does not contribute significantly to the creation of workplaces that enable human beings to flourish and engage meaningfully in the success of their organizations. With the massive and endlessly growing provision of advice and guidance and education on how to run successful and/or effective organizations, the question remains: “Why haven’t we become better at it”? With so many companies struggling to survive, let alone thrive, in the always on, 24/7, inter-connected world we live in, and with ill-health, obesity and stress levels growing at an alarming rate, one can only ask…

 

100 Resilient Cities: How the Rockefeller Foundation is Addressing Resiliency on a Global Scale

OMA’s proposed Hoboken Waterfront for the “Rebuild by Design” competition, which focused on resilience, sustainability and livability. Image Courtesy of OMA

OMA’s proposed Hoboken Waterfront for the “Rebuild by Design” competition, which focused on resilience, sustainability and livability. Image Courtesy of OMA

Resiliency has become a keyword when it comes to city planning and development, so much so that former AIA president, Clark Manus, declared last year that “resilience is the new Green.” To address resiliency on a global level and help cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic and physical challenges, The Rockefeller Foundation kicked off its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge in 2013. Under the initiative,100 cities will be selected to be part of the challenge, where they will receive help and funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer and assistance in developing and implementing a resilience strategy…

 

PTSD Nation and Gaza’s Children of Resilience

Copyright (c) 10 Nov. 2014 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.

Copyright (c) 10 Nov. 2014 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.

Where children play in Gaza 20,000 homes are destroyed and uninhabitable and over 100,000 Palestinians are homeless, or crowded in with relatives. Building materials promised by the UN and international donors are stalled or unavailable and once again Governments around the world agreed to shoulder the burden of Zionist impunity by pledging $5.4 Billion USD to rebuild Gaza again- but Israel still has not allowed cement and steel in…

 

Two Routes to Resilience

Sooner or later, your company will probably need to transform itself in response to market shifts, groundbreaking technologies, or disruptive start-ups. Some strategists suggest doing this quickly and aggressively, by making a clean break from the past and turning your firm into something entirely new. In our experience, though, organizations built for legacy markets rarely pull this off. It can take years for an innovative initiative to become large enough to replace the revenue an incumbent has lost to disruption. And if your company completely abandons its old model, it throws away any advantage it still has…

 

Nepal government creating new disaster management arm

NepalAmid criticism it has been slow and ineffective in dealing with deadly natural disasters, Nepal’s government is moving to establish a National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) to orchestrate preparations for and responses to such emergencies. A spate of natural disasters struck the Himalayan nation this year with lethal effect. In August, landslides in Sindhupalchowk district and floods left 156 people dead, AFP reported. In October, at least 40 people were killed after they were caught in a blizzard and avalanche along the Annapurna trekking circuit…

 

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