After nearly every catastrophe, we discover an expert warned us but had been ignored
Dangerous. Complex. Immediate. A fair description of today's world. So now, more than ever, you should read this book and learn from two of the very best. Accurate and timely warning are key to success, even to survival. That makes this not only a gripping read, but also a brilliant view of an uncertain future. Clarke and Eddy deliver veteran insights all leaders need to hear.
Clarke and Eddy’s veteran insight will be required reading for those who want to win in a future dominated by technologies and national security threats most haven’t even begun to ponder.
Impossible to put down, and a "must read." No book is more urgently needed for those of us who want to keep America, and the world, safe. In an increasingly risky world, finding people who see around corners is key—but once you’ve found them, it’s just as important to listen. We need to listen to Richard Clarke and R.P. Eddy, their leadership and vision has been second to none for decades, and they are right again.
For those of us who have had the responsibility to warn Presidents of potential threats to the nation, this book is critical to the need to listen to those few Cassandras who can alert corporations, governments and the global community to catastrophe. Dick Clarke and R.P. Eddy know what they are talking about – this is not a book about miracles, it is a book about how to recognize warnings in a very dangerous world.
As someone whose dire predictions about Russia and Vladimir Putin were largely ignored until it was too late, I feel great sympathy for the other "Cassandras" portrayed in this remarkable book. In Warnings, Clarke and Eddy turn mythology into sociology and anecdote into analysis in a way that is both enlightening and important for averting catastrophes.
This fascinating book asks us to open our ears to the voices we don’t want to hear. With every disaster, there have been a few lonely Cassandras warning of the dangers ahead. Richard Clarke and R. P. Eddy construct a science that separates the true prophets from the fantasists. It’s a fascinating account, and oh, if we’d only paid attention…!
Millions of lives lost to catastrophes – natural and man-made – could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes? Two CEOs and White House national security veterans reveal insider views of previous disasters, chilling insights on today's threats to mankind, and a prescription to protects us.
In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many others. Like her, they were ignored. There are others right now warning of impending disasters, but how do we know which warnings are true?
This is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the US economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.
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