Why Things Bounce Back

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781451683806
Branch Call Number: 303.4 ZOL
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Healy, Ann Marie


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srmechs Aug 29, 2013

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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