An Ounce of Prevention – Book

Approximately 85,000 words

With more than 100 check lists, diagrams, charts, tables, forms
and pre-written documents, this is the comprehensive guide to a
crisis plan that you need. Conversational prose makes complex
concepts in risk and crisis management easily accessible. Case
studies and anecdotes from real-life incidents remind readers of
the dos and don’ts of crisis management.

When you hear the expression, “He wrote the book on crisis
management”-this is the book. This book had its origins in the
Exxon Valdez oil spill. Dr. Bonner had trained responders who
went to Alaska and was then commissioned to design and
execute major oil spills for the oil industry and coast guard on
both coast of North America. Seeing that their crisis plans were
not adequate, clients then commissioned new plans from scratch.

This plan has been polished, re-written, researched and tested in the diplomatic corps, with the
military, trade officials, hospitals, police forces, off-shore drilling companies, mining companies
and many other high need clients on five continents over 15 years.

This originally sold for $295.00 in 3-ring binders. Now it’s just 10% of that cost because of
savings on printing in traditional book form.

“An Ounce of Prevention will help you in all aspects of crisis management. With an accompanying DVD,
it takes you step-by-step through crisis planning and what to do if one should strike. It’s not only big
picture, but also focuses on details…”

Harvey Schachter, The Globe and Mail

“This book is an excellent piece of work. It is clear, comprehensive and articulate and provides
the blueprint for establishing a culture of crisis management awareness, planning and preparation
at all levels in an organization. It is a “must-read” for leaders who are serious about dealing
effectively with the unexpected.”

General (Ret’d) Ray Henault

Former Chief of Defence Staff

former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

“a content rich, solution based presentation that promotes a message
vital to the critical incident response community.”

Detective James T. Shanahan, Police Academy of the City of New York

“…good, solid common sense…the kind of common sense that is regularly ignored…”

Laurence Foster MSc

Former Head of Emergency Planning, Greater Manchester Police.

Director of Emergency Planning, Sakerhetspartner Norden UK.

Most of our publications contain some reference to our unique “SOCKO”™ system. Some books contain newer applications, longer definitions or more examples. Please read thoroughly because the new information will be helpful. But this is why we also provide a complimentary disc–either audio or video to augment your learning experience. We match the disc to your choice of books.


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