This is the week where students review both FEMA’s Whole Community approach and Amanda Ripley’s video on her book “The Unthinkable”. I wonder if students see the connection between those two products. While the Whole Community approach is about preparedness and “The Unthinkable” is about response, there is still an element of community for those who must react to the immediate situation. Community can mean so much more than where we live or work. It’s the dynamic connections of where we are at any point in our day – and whether we are treating those connections as transactional or relational. As one of my former CEOs once said, we are all smarter together!