Learning from the tsunami

Posted on February 24, 2005  /  2 Comments

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This morning I gave a talk by the above title to a group of senior private sector people at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors. In contrast to the many presentations I have done in the past few months that focused almost totally on disaster warning, this talk addressed the broader approach to hazards. Suffice to say that the slides include pictures of an ostrich (with due apologies to actual beast who does not hide its head in the sand), chicken little and tweety (with Sylvester lurking in the background).
The talk was also published in the SLID monthly newsletter, ‘Power Pages.’
SLID Power Pages

Talk text

Talk Slides


  1. A small clarification. The text of the Power Pages does not fully reflect what I said at the Breakfast meeting. The text was written in February and I had moved on by the time the talk came up. The Nanny State piece in LBO http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/new_full_story.php?subcatcode=24&subcatname=&newscode=1051960370
    reflects the talk better.