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Blending efficiency and resilience

Mark Ridley
8 min readFeb 11, 2019

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At a basic level, resilience is the ability for something to withstand disruption. Efficiency is the quest for optimal output with minimum waste. Resilience and efficiency are not in direct opposition, however focusing too much on one can have a negative impact on the other.

For much of my career I’ve been tasked with designing ‘resilience’ into systems. This often meant identifying single points of…

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Mark Ridley

Technologist, lean evangelist, chaos monkey and Chief Technology Prevention Officer. Loves good coffee, hanging around on ropes and driving about in cars