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Two steps that can prepare us for crisis prevention.

Introduction

Have you ever noticed how hard people work to get men to buy into the crisis management process? Think about the two biggest crises or potential crises that kicked off the 21st century.

This century literally began with a crisis that was going to bring the world to its knees. Do you remember what it was? Y2K! When the clock struck midnight and we entered the new millennium, since none of the computers were informed that the date was going to move from 1990’s to the 2000’s, the threat was that they were all going to rise-up chew our knee caps off, eat all of our food.

In the face of that potential threat, the Y2K people had no problem getting the women and children drawn in, people stocked up on canned goods, bottled water, gummy bears, and band aids for our kneecaps. But men are a tough sale, a little slower to jump on the bandwagon, but they figured it out. Do you remember how?

They decided the computers would use up all the power, so our preparedness packet also needed … a back-up generator. My go-to generator of choice would be the Quake Pro S5000. This is a heavy-duty brushless design generator, has a gasoline engine with Total Harmonic Distortion.

So everybody had to go out and get a generator if they were going to survive the crisis of Y2K. Now I don’t know how many men went out and bought a generator, but many bought into the idea of crisis preparation.

The second great crisis emerged just a year later—there was the very real potential of a terrorist attack. The Department of Homeland Security went to great measures to get the family prepared for the unlikely event that we have such an emergency. At the time, their website had very specific suggestions in how we could ...

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