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Shit Doesn't Happen Video Trailer


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What can we learn from great catastrophes of the past? No disaster happens in isolation. There is a series of at least six cascades before the final event, the disaster happens. And at least one of those is human error. Thus, if we learn from the past, we can help prevent future disasters.

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Shit Doesn't Happen Video Trailer

  1. 1. Shit Doesn’t Just Happen I Video Trailer— Titanic, Little Big Horn, New London Schoolhouse Explosion, Kegworth Crash, Donner Party, Tulip Bubble, Apollo 13
  2. 2. Every catastrophe requires seven things to go wrong. Six Cascade events leading to the 7th event, the Catastrophe. At least one of the Cascade events involves human error. Thus most catastrophes can be avoided.
  3. 3. By studying past catastrophes we can learn to avoid future ones. Focusing on the Cascade Events and how they can be stopped is key!
  4. 4. 1. Have a Special Ops preparation mindset 2. Focus by utilizing both big picture & detail thinkers 3. Conduct Special Forces Area Studies 4. Use the Special Forces CARVER formula 5. Have a “10th man” 6. Conduct After Action Reviews 7. Write and USE Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  5. 5. Shit Doesn’t Just Happen: The Gift of Failure Free Excerpts
  6. 6. Are you interested in a presentation about various catastrophes and how the cascade events could have been prevented? Events covered range from human-machine interface, to leadership, to communication, cost-cutting, engineering, group think, perseverance, systematic failure, and more? Catastrophes are cascade events culminating in disastrous chaos. War is chaos. Special Forces is the most elite unit trained for a variety of combat situations. What makes Special Forces elite is our mindset and preparation. Are you interested in a presentation on how to use Special Forces tactics, techniques and mental attitude to help your organization anticipate and prevent potential catastrophes? Please email
  7. 7. Bob Mayer is a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team) and the feeder of two Yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 70 books published including the #1 series Area 51, Atlantis and The Green Berets. Born in the Bronx, having traveled the world (usually not tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife, and said labs. Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars. He has taught organizations ranging from Maui Writers to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention, to Boston SWAT, the CIA, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Fortune 500 companies, IT Teams in Silicon Valley, National Guard units, Ohio State University Nursing Program, Army Reserves, and many others. He has done interviews/consulted for the Wall Street Journal, NY Times front page, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel and local cable shows.