11 | PST Baby: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

“What could possibly go wrong?”

Around here, if there is one plan there are three plans. We’ve got to have the primary plan, then the backup plan then the other plan for when it all goes entirely wrong. PST – a reminder to start with a primary plan, a secondary plan, and a tertiary plan. Embracing failure may improve our lives, our work, and our teams.

In this episode, I explore lessons from a 2008 fire on the USS George Washington, an aircraft carrier, the crash of flight 14 FedEx, sailing in Alaska — oh, and programming with Oralce APEX. And I ask myself what I might sound like playing the piano.


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Oracle, Oracle APEX, planning, PST, primary secondary tertiary, USS George Washington, FedEx Flight 14, plane crash, data management, programming, software development, entrepreneurship, business management, team management, team planning, crisis management, disaster recovery