Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

  • 11h 8m 2s
  • Andrew Zolli, Ann Marie Healy
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2012

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.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: The Resilience Imperative
  • Chapter 1. Robust, Yet Fragile
  • Chapter 2. Sense, Scale, Swarm
  • Chapter 3. The Power of Clusters
  • Chapter 4. The Resilient Mind
  • Chapter 5. Cooperation When It Counts
  • Chapter 6. Cognitive Diversity
  • Chapter 7. Communities That Bounce Back
  • Chapter 8. The Translational Leader
  • Chapter 9. Bringing Resilience Home