Web Extra: Do You Have What It Takes to Survive the Recession?

Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

Do you have what it takes – mentally and physically – to survive the recession?

OTM Web Extra: Surviving a Recession
Ben Sherwood, author of "Survivor's Club," says the lessons of survival school translate to the economic challenges we face today, with CNBC's Carmen Wong Ulrich.

The lessons taught in survival school translate naturally to the challenges of the spiraling economy, says Ben Sherwood, author of “Survivor’s Club.”

Sherwood recommends practicing principles taught in the military that are meant to increase your survival techniques but can also be applicable in dealing with the economic reality. Watch the video to find out how “hugging the monster” and “eating the elephant one bite at a time” can help you adapt quickly to the changing times.

You can also take Sherwood’s ‘Recession Survivor IQ Quiz’ by clicking here. See how you would act in various survival situations and compare yourself to top CEOs.


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