- Build up an Emergency Cash Reserve
- Plan Your Emergency Strategy
- Make Sure You Are Adequately Insured
My Unexpected Disasters ExperienceI’ve been pursuing my entrepreneurship dream since 2003. All was looking promising in 2010, and then a 7.1 Magnitude earthquake struck close to my city in New Zealand. I didn’t have any disaster strategy in place, but somehow managed to get through this. However, when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed my city, Christchurch, in February 2011. I have been rebuilding this dream over the past six years. Then, five days ago (November 14, 2016), a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand again – this time 100 kms north of Christchurch. Three destructive earthquakes in just over six years has proven to be challenging, and resulted in a slight detour in the form of publishing books on the Christchurch Earthquakes.These three entrepreneurship tips are just a brief introduction to the many lessons I’ve learned along the way. Many more are shared on this website and through my books.
Christchurch City Libraries reviews books by Deb Donnell – Cafe Reflections and Responders, both focusing on the Christchurch Earthquakes. They are two very interesting books with a unique perspective on the earthquakes and Christchurch. About Cafe Reflections: “This is not merely a book of cafe reviews, it also tells the vivid and painful story of
Please note: At the time of the earthquakes, and in the first two years after, I ran a website under the domain name CafeReflections.com. I posted many articles and images about my Canterbury Earthquake experiences there. In recent times I have been rebranding my websites and the CafeReflections.com domain is no longer owned by me.
The Christchurch Mosque Attack brought terrorism onto the city’s doorstep on March 15, 2019. Firstly, my heart goes to the victims, the survivors at the mosques on 15 March 2019. I am extending my sympathies to the families that lost their loved ones. The dignified response of the Muslim communities in New Zealand and around