Resilience

Resilience

Why Things Bounce Back

By Andrew Zolli; Anne Marie Healy; Sean Runnette (Read by)

Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611748710, 660pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

Description
Katrina. Haiti. BP. Fukushima. The Great Recession. Those are just a few of the catastrophic disruptions the world has endured in recent years. As we try to respond to such crises, key questions arise: What causes one system to break under great stress and another to rebound? How much change can a complex system absorb while still retaining its purpose and function? What characteristics make it adaptive to change? Through original reporting ranging across disciplines including finance, neuroscience, oceanography, and social psychology, the authors explore how in answering these questions, the new science of resilience can help our institutions become more sustainable, enduring, and humane in the face of cataclysmic events. Provocative and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on the multifaceted nature of change and gives readers access to cutting-edge tools developed by the leading thinkers of our time to help us adapt to an ever-evolving world rather than fall prey to its unpredictability.


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. She has published numerous essays, fiction, and plays, and as a journalist has covered financial and technology news for magazines such as Institutional Investor and Financial Technology. She lives in Saugerties, New York.

Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award winning audiobooks and has also narrated works by John Steinbeck and Richard P. Feynman. Of his performance of "The Courage to be Free", "AudioFile" Magazine wrote "Runnette s tender approach to every sentence and paragraph helps the author s wisdom glow. Along with the understated power of the author s writing, Runnette s performance makes this one of the most arresting and thought-provoking audiobooks available today." He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines, an avant-garde theater company. Sean's television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea", "Copland", "Sex and the City", "Law & Order", "Third Watch."