Why Things Bounce Back

Zolli, Andrew

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451683806
Branch Call Number: 303.4 Z
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Healy, Ann Marie


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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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