Having been so busy with thing lately, I don’t think I ever got around to posting this on the site. My 2nd book is released (“Made Again – Volume 1″) and I’ve copied the press release below. BTW, Volume 2 is already sitting with the editor and will be out by the end of the year.
A. Alex Fullick Releases Second Book on Business Continuity Management
Everything at your company is running smoothly, just like clockwork but then, the unimaginable happens: a disaster strikes your organization. Welcome to the corporate world where Alex Fullick lives. Fullick is the founder and managing director of StoneRoad, a business consultancy based in Southern Ontario that specializes in a process known as Business Continuity Management (BCM). Fullick is also an author, having published his first work in 2009 entitled Heads in the Sand; his latest project, Made Again Volume 1: Practical Advice for Business Continuity Programs, has now become available.
Made Again is a book for the thoughtful, practical business owner, manager, employee and forward-thinking business executive. At its heart, it simply asks business practitioners to look beyond the successful, smooth-running operation of today into a darker world where things can – and will – go wrong in a hurry. Then, it asks; How prepared is your business to deal with adversity, crisis, challenges and even disasters? Are the key, enabling systems and personnel in place to overcome the difficulties? If so, what is to be done, when is it to be done, how is it going to happen and who makes it happen?
Made Again is intended to be the 1st volume in an ongoing series. It’s packed with useful, enlightening information, structured with 12 content specific chapters that help guide the reader through some of the nuances related to the support, development, validation and maintenance of a BCM program. It provides real-world insights into BCM build from over 16 years of hands-on experience working in the disaster industry. It’s not your usual ‘how-to’ book on BCM. Rather it describes many hidden secrets and successful tips that corporations can leverage to improve their continuity programs, increase their success levels with the program and the how’s and why’s of some of the challenges associated with a BCM program; something many other works may not provide.
All of this – and many, many more pieces of information – are contained within 225 pages of easy-to-read information and commentary. Fullick has that rare communication gift – his conversational writing style breathes life and passion and easy understanding into complex business continuity themes. Linda Mitton, Managing Director of Risk & Governance corporation Cyberlis, said this about Fullick’s first work Heads in the Sand: “Alex presents pragmatic ideas for BCM (Business Continuity Management) like he is speaking directly to the reader…”
Made Again is that rare publishing commodity – a sophomore work that is as sharp and compelling as the first book. It’s an undeniable wonderful start to what will be a series that will be sought after by many in the corporate world. It’s vital reading for the business that needs to be prepared for the certainty of an uncertain tomorrow.
Author Fullick is now at work on his third book, tentatively titled, Disaster Inc.: Why Corporations Suffer in Crises, scheduled for a late 2011 release. When not hard at work at the keyboard, he can be found at the curling rink in his home city of Guelph, Ontario or, come summer, wandering the province’s hiking trails.
Made Again: Practical Advice for Business Continuity Programs by A. Alex Fullick