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What to Do When Things Go Wrong: A Five-Step Guide to Planning for and Surviving the Inevitable—And Coming Out Ahead by Frank Supovitz

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CONFRONTING THE “OOPS–DAMN” MOMENTS

If you were enjoying a peaceful amble along the Waikiki shoreline at 8:07 a.m., on Saturday, January 13, 2018, you might have noticed fellow strollers suddenly bolt off the beach to join a stream of frenzied pedestrians running anxiously along Kalakaua Avenue. Had you not left your mobile phone in your room, you would have received the emergency alert that shattered the calm stillness of that Hawaiian morning:

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Damn, you would have thought, what do I do now? Anyone who asked Siri to find the “location of the public missile shelter closest to me,” would have found her answer disquieting: “I didn’t find any matching places.” ...

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