What People Say

Here’s a little of what colleagues, press and reviewers have had to say about Resilience:

PopTech’s Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Solving World Problems

Entrepreneur Magazine
An interview with Amy Choi

CNN Profiles: Bouncing back with Andrew Zolli

CNN Soundwaves
A dialogue with Andrew Zolli

“Resilience” Looks at How Things Bounce Back

NPR’s Science Friday
Interview with Andrew Zolli

Why resilience is the key to solving 21st century problems

Christian Science Monitor
Change Agent: Andrew Zolli

“In the 21st century, disruption is going to become the new normal in ways we can’t even predict. All we can do is learn to bounce back better — and Zolli’s excellent book is a very good start.”

Time Magazine
The Power Grid: From Rickety to Resilient

“Resilience is such an engrossing book that you may forget while lost in the pages that you’re picking up lessons pertinent to your very survival.”

800CEOread Review
Jack Covert Selects “Resilience”

It’s the End of the World, And I Feel Fine

Wired Interview
10 Questions with Andrew Zolli

Bounce Back

The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC
Interview with Andrew Zolli

“It’s a commitment to a set of ideas that could define the way we think about change in the decades to come.”

Fast Company’s “Co.Exist” Review and profile
Resilience: Lessons On How To Bounce Back From Disaster

‘Resilience’ Author Andrew Zolli on the Secrets of Failure

‘Resilience’ Review

“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

“quite simply, a terrific book”

“The property of resilience is the key to health, well-being, and opportunity in networked, inter-connected, self-organized systems. Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy provide a roadmap to a more resilient world.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, Former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State

“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

“When the next disruption strikes, some will fall, and some, following the lessons of this book, will rise.”

Juan Enriquez
author of As The Future Catches You and MD of Excel Venture Management

Resilience provides an understanding of the deep structures that will govern success in the coming century.”

Bruce Mau
Co-founder, Massive Change Network

“Resilience is the most important key to healing a planet that faces the most dangerous of times. More important and far more essential that either sustainability or corporate responsibility. Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy’s new book has arrived at a time when we need their insight and wisdom most. Understanding resilience is imperative for our very health and survival.”

Jeffrey Hollender
Co-Founder of Seventh Generation

June 8, 2012

Publishers Weekly

“should engage anyone contemplating our shared future”

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