How can resilience to crises and shocks be characterized? How can companies, organizations, municipalities, regions or states maintain their basic functions in light of crises or shocks? The consideration of only six planning principles makes it possible to significantly increase the resilience of a system under consideration. What these are, how they work and how they can be used for corporate management, but also for shaping municipalities and regions, and how shocks and crises can be used as starting point for sustainability transitions, is elaborated in this topic.