Behind many disasters lie people who forgot to think

Karres, Paul
February 2009
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);2/2/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, pP25
The article focuses on the instinct to survive and the ability to preempt disasters. It states that only 10% of the world's population are true leaders who think clearly during disasters. The article cites the preparedness of the pilot of U.S. Airways flight 1549 who successfully ditched his A-320 passenger jet into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. The pilot clearly demonstrated high situational awareness and exceptional survival skills, a trait that the author notes lacked in U.S. government executives and cabinet members.


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