Archive | Awareness and education

It’s just not cricket

Sunday is cricket day for the Osborne boys during the summer. Last Sunday’s match was away at Nether Whitacre, a lovely little village cricket club about an hour’s drive from Chez Osborne. We set off with just about enough time to spare with the car loaded up to the gunwales – myself, my two sons, another member of the team, Mrs […]

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Boys’ toys

At the weekend I bought a new toy and I’ve spent the last couple of days playing with it. The ‘toy’ in question is a chainsaw. Unlike other midlife crisis sufferers, I have no desire to buy a motorbike or a sports car or a speedboat, or to go bungee jumping or white-water rafting. In fact one […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip : “Fortune favours the prepared”

Have you ever noticed how some football teams (no names!) seem to be luckier than others? The thing is, more often than not, it’s the teams who are on top of their game that seem to get the breaks – those that are well prepared; those that think about their strategy and tactics in advance; […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “A little knowledge can be dangerous”

This month we return to the subject of trauma and, more specifically, post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many of us are familiar with the name and the acronym. Some of us may even be “armchair experts”, having seen the odd TV programme or movie which touches on the subject. But few of us will […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “Rudolph the red-faced business continuity manager” (a Christmas tale – sort of!)

Once upon a time there was a senior manager called Rudolph who, on top of his myriad other responsibilities, was put in charge of the business continuity programme. Now Rudolph was a busy chap with a lot on his plate. He didn’t have time for detail. And anyway, disasters never happen, do they? Well, only […]

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Oz’s business continuity tip of the month : “Personnel responsibility”

A previous tip touched on the subject of trauma. But how many of us know what trauma actually means? Many of us will, at some point, have said we’ve had a “traumatic” experience, when all that really happened was that we suffered some inconvenience or perhaps got a bit stressed. But, whilst it wasn’t very […]

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