Today is the one year anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” – the day a plane landed in the Hudson River after its engines ate too many geese and shut down. All of this took place literally shouting distance from New York City’s skyscrapers. The captain of the plane as well as a group of passengers each wrote a book detailing this amazing story.
The key takeaway from this event is that planning for disaster – whatever that might be for your business – is not a waste of time. According to an account reported in his book, Captain “Sully” actually studied beforehand an ocean ditching similar to the one he performed in the Hudson River.