Post from Jorn about disaster response planning (also referring to the HuffPo post), which includes an important point for me about hindsight, and reliable ways of spotting vulnerabilities that need to be addressed in advance.
He says “I suspect the skill that this sort of foresight requires is rare and unfamiliar to most people, and especially to bureaucrats. It seems to me much more like the novelist’s skill …”
Hear, hear. Archetypal “bureaucrats” deal in logic and facts, whereas the world really deals in quality.