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Resilience

Why Things Bounce Back
Zolli, Andrew (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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All systems break down. Some bounce back, others do not. This is a book about why. Covering business, economic, geographic and social systems, Zolli uncovers a wealth of absorbing examples--from the link between US oil prices and the recent 'tortilla riots' in Mexico to what was really happening when the U.S. government decided not to bail out Lehman Bros.
Authors: Zolli, Andrew
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy
Title: Resilience
why things bounce back
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Robust, yet fragile
Sense, scale, swarm
The power of clusters
The resilient mind
Cooperation when it counts
Cognitive diversity
Communities that bounce back
The translational leader
Bringing resilience home
Summary: All systems break down. Some bounce back, others do not. This is a book about why. Covering business, economic, geographic and social systems, Zolli uncovers a wealth of absorbing examples--from the link between US oil prices and the recent 'tortilla riots' in Mexico to what was really happening when the U.S. government decided not to bail out Lehman Bros.
Subject Headings: Fault tolerance (Engineering) Stability Hysteresis Resilience (Personality trait)
Topical Term: Fault tolerance (Engineering)
Stability
Hysteresis
Resilience (Personality trait)
Additional Contributors: Healy, Ann Marie
LCCN: 2011051818
ISBN: 9781451683806
1451683804
Branch Call Number: 303.4 Z
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Aug 29, 2013
  • srmechs rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This gives hope for the future. Resilience is the capacity to survive and return from disaster, something we need now and are going to need even more as our world changes. Rigidity and hierarchical patterns limit responses when flexibility and speed count. Chapter 5 tells the story of a response to the Haitian earthquake that developed almost spontaneously to include volunteers around the world helping to collect information on the ground in Haiti, translate it and return it to the first responders. A very exciting book to read.

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