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Friday, 09 March 2018 15:30

Does Arming Police with Semi-Automatic Rifles Make a Community Safer?

Once upon a time, there was a business continuity consulting firm that held business impact analysis interviews with their clients WITHOUT first getting them to gather and provide basic information about their business units ahead of time.

As the owner and CEO of that firm (MHA Consulting), let me tell you something:


The interviews went on for hours and hours, since we had to gather every little scrap of information while we were all sitting there in the meeting.

Worse, the quality of the information was not very good. In the excitement (or whatever) of all of us being there together in a conference room, and the lack of opportunity to think things over, people tended to leave out a lot of critical information.

Eventually, we hit on the idea of providing our clients with forms requesting certain information beforehand. We referred to this as the BIA pre-work, and after we started incorporating this into our BIA process, our lives were never the same.

Ok, I’m exaggerating (a little), but it is definitely true that after we started gathering information ahead of time, the following good things happened: