Nick Farr, author of The Long Disaster, a manifesto of preparedness, joins us to share a message of hope amongst our present meta-crisis and an unexpected link between the skills needed to survive and the Burning Man culture. With each hurricane, earthquake or armed conflict, the fragility of our systems becomes evident while the consequences of their failure bleeds across borders. The solution? Nick proposes closing the gap in six crucial areas:
Being anti-fragile is about being prepared to take the hits you can't see coming and then learning from those hits. - Nick Farr
It’s a timely and moving discussion we’re confident you will love it as much as we have. Tune in now.
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Nick has spent 20 years in disaster response including as Volunteer Coordinator at the Alvaro Obregon 286 building collapse site during the 2017 Mexico City Earthquake. He is also the author of The Long Disaster, a manifesto of preparedness written in collaboration with the BWB Spring Summit at Fly Ranch in 2019.