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No Plan Survives Contact With The Enemy


The Online Executive MBA was the proud sponsor of Reno’s first ever TEDx event, TEDxUniversityofNevada. The event was held on Friday, January 25, 2013 and featured 16 dynamic presentations in the topic areas of health, education, entrepreneurship, and bold ideas.

In this talk, Dr. Michael Morkin of Renown Health discusses the 2011 Reno Air Races Crash. Dr. Morkin helped treat patients in the Renown ER that day. In this video, Dr. Morkin describes how good planning helped the community respond effectively to this crisis. His main points are you can’t micro-manage a crisis – you have to have a team of good people and trust everyone to do ┬átheir job. Thick books full of plans to cover every contingency just won’t work, because no plan ever survives contact with “enemy”, or situation is was designed to address.

Please watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section below.