Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

Author(s): Andrew Zolli


All systems break down. Some bounce back, others do not. This is a book about why. RESILIENCE is a book about how the world works. It covers business, economic, geographic and social systems in a thrillingly readable narrative. A wealth of absorbing examples are covered, from the link between US oil prices and the recent 'tortilla riots' in Mexico to what was really happening when the US government decided not to bail out Lehman Bros. RESILIENCE introduces completely new ideas, such as 'flipping' which is when a systems has been pulled out of shape so often it changes forever. The thinking in RESILIENCE has crucial implications for how to understand the world in which we live.


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'[an] intriguing, wide-ranging probe [that] should engage anyone contemplating our shared future' -- Publishers Weekly 'Brilliant and compelling' -- Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail 'Smart and sophisticated, this is a landmark work in a new field. If you are part of a system that wants to avoid collapse, read this book' -- David Eagleman, author of Incognito and Why the Net Matters 'Resilience is mandatory reading for people of all disciplines that will transform how you approach daily global events. Part complexity theory, part psychology, it is a pivotal book for today and a necessity to strategically plan for tomorrow' -- David Agus, author of The End of Illness 'Resilience is the most compelling book I've read in years about how to navigate the accelerating pace of change that characterises our lives today' -- Bill Shore, CEO of Share Our Strength 'A whirlwind tour through an idea whose time has come. I suspect that the concepts in this book will define the next decade' -- Jad Abumrad, host and creator of Radiolab

Andrew Zolli is a leading global foresight and innovation expert and is the creator of Pop!Tech, a renowned social innovation network and thought leadership forum. The New York Times calls Pop!Tech 'an enduring, not-to-miss event.' Andrew is a major speaker on both sides of the Atlantic and has been interviewed for The New York Times, FastCompany, BusinessWeek, the BBC and Wired. Ann Marie Healy is a playwright, screenwriter and journalist. Her writing has been supported and honoured by organizations as diverse as the Sundance Institute, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The New York State Council for the Arts.

General Fields

  • : 9780755360369
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Business Plus
  • : January 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Zolli
  • : Paperback
  • : 413
  • : 003
  • : 432