Japan and other extreme events: What does it mean for YOU the business world? (March 23, 2011)

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Crisis in Japan: What Will the Costs Be? (March 17, 2011)

Special Knowledge@Wharton coverage. It may be years before the costs — human and economic — of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in Japan are fully known, but they will be enormous. With thousands feared dead throughout the northeastern part of the country and officials scrambling to contain a nuclear disaster, there are […]

Japan: More than 10,000 deaths (most likely) (March 14, 2011)

It’s now around noon time on Tuesday in Japan. As of today, it seems more and more likely that the number of victims from the 9.0 magnitude quake (revised from 8.9) and tsunami will be more than 10,000. While the number of official deaths is still at about 3,000 (according to the authorities), the number […]

Is Japan Facing a Perfect Storm? (Sunday, March 13)

As time passes, one better appreciates the scale of the devastation in Japan. When I wrote on the blog yesterday a few hours after the quake hit and the 30-feet high wave tsunami started, “only” a few hundred people were reported dead. Historical number of deathS in an OECD country As of Sunday morning (EST) […]

Massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggers devastating Japan tsunami

Earlier this morning (Friday, March 11) Japan suffered what is likely to be its worst quake in modern history. The quake occurred a few days after the major one in New Zealand, although it is not clear whether there is a direct relation. Given the power of the shock, massive tsunami waves are expected. Hawaii […]