Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

    By Andrew Zolli, Ann Marie Healy
IN THIS TIME OF TURBULENCE, scientists, economists, social innovators, corporate and civic leaders, and citizens alike are asking the same basic questions: What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers--for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as a whole?
The answers to these vital questions are shaping a new field of inquiry, and a new agenda, focused on "resilience" the ability of people, communities, and systems to maintain their core purpose and integrity amid unforeseen shocks and surprises. By encouraging adaptation, agility, and cooperation, this new approach can not only help us weather disruptions, but also bring us to a different way of being in and engaging with the world.
Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to the back streets of Palestine, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy relate breakthrough scientific discoveries, pioneering social and ecological innovations, and important new approaches to constructing a more resilient world. Along the way, they share insights to bolster our own psychological resilience, foster greater stability within our communities, and establish leadership imperatives for more resilient organizations. Zolli and Healy show how this new concept of resilience is a powerful lens through which we can assess major issues afresh: from business planning to social development, from urban planning to national energy security--circumstances that affect us all.
Provocative, optimistic, and eye-opening, "Resilience "sheds light on why some systems, people, and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.
Andrew Zolli directs the global innovation network PopTech and has served as a fellow of the National Geographic Society. His work and ideas have appeared in a wide array of media outlets, including PBS, "The" "New York Times", National Public Radio, "Vanity Fair, Fast Company", and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Ann Marie Healy is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. Her work has been produced in the United States as well as internationally, and her plays, essays, and stories have been published through Smith & Kraus, Samuel French, and "The Kenyon Review". She lives in the Hudson River Valley.


NEWS: 2012 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist: Innovation/Creativity

Posted December 11, 2012, 5:58 PM with category of General Business
Over the course of this week, we will be posting the shortlist selections for our 8 business book categories: General Business, Leadership, Management, Innovation/Creativity, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Marketing/Sales, Personal Development, Finance. Then on Monday, December 17th, we'll announce the category winners, and, on Wednesday, December 19th, we'll celebrate the overall winner of the 2012 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards! Stay tuned. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Resilience

Posted July 12, 2012, 11:20 PM with category of General Business
Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back by Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy, Free Press, 336 pages, $26. 00, Hardcover, July 2012, ISBN 9781451683806 To some, the world seems much worse than it used to be. The economy, crime, and even weather are all indicators that the good old days were exactly that. Read more


  Choose a format
  •   For use in United States   United-states-16

Your price: $12.99/ea

App required iOS or Google Play
ISBN 9781451683844
Language English
Publish Date 07/09/2012
Publisher Free Press

Interested in eBooks?Please read our brief introduction before purchasing.