Resilience

Resilience

Why Things Bounce Back

By Andrew Zolli; Ann Marie Healy

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781451683813, 323pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Description
Discover a powerful new lens for viewing the world with fascinating implications for our companies, economies, societies, and planet as a whole.
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?
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. 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.


About the Author
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.