Goodreads asked Bob Mayer:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Bob Mayer As a former Green Beret, the key to our success was planning. I wrote The Green Beret Survival Guide to focus on individual survival. But then I realized too many people really believe Sh!@ happens instead of focusing on what they can do to stop bad things from happening.

Also, my wife and I have always been fascinated by catastrophes. Our first 'date' was going to Little Big Horn. A show called Seconds From Disaster fascinated us and we saw a pattern-- every plane crash requires at least 7 things to go wrong. And one of them is always human error. Thus they can be prevented.

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