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Resilience Why Things Bounce Back

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ISBN-10: 1451683812

ISBN-13: 9781451683813

Edition: 2013

Authors: Andrew Zolli, Ann Marie Healy

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IN THIS TIME OF TURBULENCE, scientists, economists, social innovators, corporate and civic leaders, and citizens alike are asking the same basic questions: 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?The answers to these vital questions are shaping a new field of inquiry, and a new agenda, focused onresilience: the ability of people, communities, and systems to maintain their core purpose and integrity amid unforeseen shocks and surprises. By encouraging…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 7/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858

Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the…    

Introduction: The Resilience Imperative
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
Acknowledgments
Organizations We Admire
Notes
Index