In an increasingly complex world, we can’t avoid shocks—we can only build better shock absorbers. This is a brilliant exploration of how best to do that, told with compelling examples and stories.
- Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired and bestselling author of The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More and Free: The Future of a Radical Price
From biological systems to communities to businesses, Resilience teaches us that being strong is not about doing one thing very well. Instead, it is about utilizing flexibility, redundancy, and variety. In this important and useful book, Zolli and Healy help us all understand the importance of planning for the future, even when it means giving up some short-term gains.
- Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
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, neuroscientist, 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, MD, Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California, and author of The End of Illness
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 and 2011 MacArthur Fellow
Resilience is the most compelling book I’ve read in years about how to navigate the accelerating pace of change that characterizes our lives today. More than anything else it maps new territory for leaders whether they seek to impact business, science, national security, or social transformation. Making deeply original thinking both accessible and captivating, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy have produced a rare and necessary book. The minute I put it down I began rethinking everything I thought I knew about how to make a lasting difference in the world.
- Bill Shore, founder and CEO of the antihunger organization Share Our Strength