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5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure to Their Advantage

While some people go to great lengths to avoid uncomfortable emotions, resilient people have a remarkable ability to tolerate distress. They face hard times–professional and personal–with determination to do their best and confidence they’ll be able to handle whatever life throws their way…

 

Managing Risk Beyond The Walls Of Your Own Company

managing riskEuropean companies have become dependent on the emerging economies for production, new facilities and customers. Today, over half of the income from the global 500 occurs outside the country of domicile, proving we have shifted towards a truly global business landscape. More than 90 Global Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in emerging markets, whereas in 1996 there were none…

 

Private Sector Hardest Hit By Losses After Disasters

During the 2011 Thailand floods the private sector suffered 94 percent of the colossal US$44 billion of economic losses. New research from the United Nations in Asia-Pacific shows that this situation is not unusual, with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which make up 90 percent of the private sector in Asia-Pacific, being particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. As a result, business resilience is essential to societal resilience…

 

A healthy society is a disaster resilient society

In 2011, the earthquake that struck the Pacific coast of Tōhoku, with a magnitude of 9.0 (Mw), was the largest to ever hit Japan and the fourth most powerful in recorded history. Strong national building codes protected most of the buildings in Japan from this devastating earthquake and saved many lives as a result, but the people affected by that disaster still suffer from chronic illnesses, mental problems, loss of family and exposure to nuclear power plant accidents—most notably Fukushima, which continues to pose contamination risks due to the severe infrastructure damage it incurred during the earthquake. The public health situation of a community is a key factor in measuring their resilience against disasters, and accordingly, the strengthening of mental and physical health must be made a priority when looking to curb the risks posed such disasters in the future…

 

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