The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Disaster Preparedness
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Both natural and man-made disasters seem to occur with greater frequency. While these disasters can be devastating, the vast majority of casualties are caused by a lack of preparation. The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Disaster Preparedness teaches readers the right steps to prepare the home or office for a disaster, and about issues relating to insurance, evacuation plans, and building an emergency to-go pack.

• By an internationally acknowledged expert author
• Practical, comprehensive, hands-on advice applicable to most disasters
• Meets the demands of a vast and expanding market for this genre
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.

Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are[Read More]

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