Surely you've heard this one: the Chinese word for "crisis" (危機, weiji in Chinese, kiki in Japanese) is composed of the two characters for "danger" and "opportunity". This reveals the wise Oriental insight that a crisis is an oportunity for progress, an impressive outlook we'd all do well to emulate. Or so we've been told for decades by management gurus, New Age philosphers, generic pundits, and even world leaders.
But as you might guess from that lead-in, the claim is false. Let's take this opportunity to aid a word in crisis: Read more about Debunked: "Crisis = Danger + Opportunity"