Books in English:

Patrick Lagadec: Navigating the Unknown, A practical lifeline for decision-makers in the dark, Crisis Response-Préventique, october 2013.

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Navigating the Unknown, a practical lifeline for decision-makers in the dark
Patrick Lagadec, Crisis Response-Préventique, October 2013
Traditional crisis management has been conceived and built to respond to severe emergencies that trigger ripple effects - not to grasp wicked, volatile and chaotic global environments, our present vital challenge. Hence the idea to publish a kind of operational guide for all those confronted with the "dark matter" of our 21st Century crises.
In his latest book Patrick Lagadec addresses the challenge: how to navigate the unknown. The book condenses years of research and field experience in the management and piloting of 'out-of the-box' crises. It is not only designed for leaders but also for citizens eager to rethink their own perspectives, visions and paths.
It has been designed around a series of imperatives: anticipating, detecting, reacting, inventing and mobilizing.
Each of these imperatives is explored according to three dimensions
· challenges obliging us to redefine the stakes;
· pitfalls when confronted with shock and the unknown;
· and lastly leads that can hopefully provide crisis management today with a new grammar of practice.

The stakes are so vast that it would be tempting to publish very long books. But overworked leaders demand brevity. Moreover, the goal cannot and must not be to give "all the answers" but to enable the readers to forge their visions, to shape their answers, and to use generic methods creatively. In fact, it seems that concision of design is crucial when trying to prepare leaders and other stakeholders for unknown territories and this has been the trickiest challenge.
It was also decided to deliver a document that would offer numerous short illustrations from case studies and investigations in the field. Navigating the unknown demands such direct links with concrete situations.
Finally, as the subject is clearly a grave one, it required the odd breath of fresh air. A former corporate leader was called to draw specific cartoons for each chapter of the book. In a few strokes of the pen, these cartoons can inspire a lot. Here too, dealing with the unknown demands invention.


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Beyond Crisis Management: A practical lifeline for decision-makers in the dark, by Patrick Lagadec
Download Patrick Lagadec's latest book in English, for free. This work condenses years of research and field experience in the management and piloting of 'out-of the-box' crises. It is not only designed for leaders but also for citizens eager to rethink their own perspectives, visions and paths.

This book was originally published in French (Editions Preventique, Bordeaux, May 2013, ISBN: 9782911221613)
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Preventing Chaos in a Crisis – Strategies for Prevention, Control and Damage Limitation, McGraw Hill Europe, March 1993).


States of Emergency - Technological Failures and Social Destabilization, by Butterworth-Heinemann, in 1990.


Major Technological Risk - An assessment of Industrial Disasters, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1982.
Summary
Introduction
Feyzin, 1966
Flixbourough, 1974
Seveso, 1976
Amoco-Cadiz, 1978
Three Mile Island, 1979
Toronto, 1979
Chapter 2
Conclusion


Books: general list

In French: Voyage au coeur d'une implosion ? ce que l'Argentine nous apprend , avec Laura Bertone, et Xavier Guilhou, Eyrolles Société, septembre 2003.
In Spanish: Ruptura y reconstruction ? Lo que la experiencia argentina nos enseño ,Evolucion, Buenos Aires, noviembre 2003.


In French: Traité des nouveaux risques. Précaution, Crise, Assurance. Editions Gallimard - Folio, novembre 2002, avec O. Godard, C. Henry et E. Michel-Kerjan.


In French: La fin du risque zéro, avec X. Guilhou, Eyrolles société-Les Echos Editions, 316 p, 2002.


In Spanish: El fin del riesgo cero, editorial El Ateano, Buenos Aires, 2002.


In French: Ruptures créatrices, Editions d'Organisation-Les Echos Editions, 624 p, 2000.


In French: Cellules de crise. Les conditions d'une conduite efficace, Editions d'Organisation, 1995.


In French: Apprendre à gérer les crises - Société vulnérable, acteurs responsables, Editions d'Organisation, 1993.
In Italian: Crisis Management - Como affrontare e gestire emergenze e imprevisti. Uomini & Imprese, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 1994


In French: La Gestion des Crises - Outils de réflexion à l'usage des décideurs, McGraw Hill,1991.
In English: Preventing Chaos in a Crisis - Strategies for Prevention Control and Damage Limitation, McGraw Hill Europe, 1993.


In French: Etats d'urgence - Défaillances technologiques et déstabilisation sociale, Seuil, collection "Science ouverte" 1988.
In English: States of Emergency - Technological Failures and Social Destabilization, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1990.


In French: La Civilisation du risque - Catastrophes technologiques et responsabilité sociale, Seuil, collection "Science ouverte" 1981.
In Spanish: La Civilizacion del riesgo - Catastrofes technologicas y responsabilitad social, Madrid, Ed. Mapfre, 1984.
In German: Das Grosse Risiko - Technische Katastrophen und gesellschaftlich Verantwortung, Greno, Nördlingen, 1987.


In French: Le Risque technologique majeur - Politique, risque et processus de développement, Pergamon, collection "Futuribles" 1981.
In English: Major Technological Risk - An assessment of Industrial Disasters, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1982.