To start the New Year and the new month, I suggest a book I just finished that is about “Improbabilities” by Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan.  As a practitioner of emergency management, dealing with knowns and unknowns is an essential part of your disaster preparedness.  Although this is not a book on emergency management, it is a very thorough book on dealing with and expecting the unexpected.

If you have a chance to read it, and it will not be an easy read like the first few books, drop me an email,, and let me know your thoughts.