What would happen if your business burned down? What would happen if the project you’re working the most on right now went away? What would come next if you lost whatever was central to your business right now?
A while back, I did some disaster recovery planning for my wireless telecom company. Mostly, the work was a monotonous journey to local “single points of failure,” which was useful, but not nearly as fun as I thought it would be (there were approximately zero simulations of armageddon or zombie attack). What we learned was that most people’s desktops or laptops were the single points of failure. Lose the box, lose it all. Simplest thing to fix, and yet the most prevalent problem.
What About You?
If you lost everything (about your work) today, what would you do next? How long would it take you to get back on your feet? Where would you start again?
This is a lot more real question these days than not.