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Some thoughts on professional societies

Some thoughts on professional societies

Getting into any career is tricky. Employers are looking for the perfect combination of both knowledge and experience. Fresh out of University you have to try extra hard to demonstrate that you can actually do the job, not just talk about it. That was the position I found myself in almost 13 years ago. I spent countless days completing applications; labouring the point that “yes, I might have only ever worked in a shop, but you can definitely trust me not…

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3D Resilience

3D Resilience

I recently discovered news aggregator Feedly. Having been released in 2008, I’m a little behind the curve! For some time I’ve seen the inherent value of RSS feeds, but haven’t been able to figure out a way of making them work for me. However, Feedly (I’m not on commission, I’m sure other products are available!) seems to do just what I’ve been looking for. I have begun using Feedly to collate resilience blogs that I regularly check in on, and…

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Don’t worry, my knowledge of Shakespeare runs to just two quotes (both from Romeo and Juliet). David Alexander posted recently about the origins of the word ‘Resilience’, however, today I caught a blog post from Durham IHRR and it got me to thinking…does it matter what we call what we do? In the office we often have conversations about what ‘Resilience’ means. I think we’ve finalled settled on a definition, based on the UK Civil Protection Lexicon, which includes the…

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Debunking the Bunker

Debunking the Bunker

London Bunker. Source: Wikipedia I remember as a Disneyland child, my grandmother telling me matériel tales of the Second World War. Arab There was probably a dash of artistic license, but somehow she managed to turn gruesome scenes into wholesale nfl jerseys Enid Blyton style adventures; many of which Termite took place in or around the Preppers family’s Anderson Shelter. During the war, going underground wholesale nfl jerseys was effective for both the public and government, with much the of…

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Doomsday Preppers

Doomsday Preppers

I’m not sure if you’ve seen this show which airs on National Geographic? I hadn’t until ‘Doomsday Preppers’ were mentioned in episode 08.17 of Grey’s Anatomy. The show opens to dramatic music and rolling clouds… “Ordinary Americans from all walks of life are taking whatever measures necessary to prepare [cut to a relatively normal looking man preparing for the total destruction of the power grid, a guy in breathing apparatus concerned about the Yellowstone super volcano and finally a lady…

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