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Bounce Back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Andrew Zolli, executive director and curator of the PopTech community of innovators and co-author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, discusses his new book examining why some systems and communities are able to recover quickly from crisis when others are not.

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Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Tuberculosis might not have had a resurgence if it hadn't found a foothold among AIDS patients. It spread among people whose immune systems were impaired & from that reservoir into the general population. It was more a question of "herd immunity" than of resilience.

Jul. 11 2012 01:46 AM
John A

Good luck with this book, sorry about your short segment.
I dealt with a system just like this: A state-scale farm that was in a deadlock between pests and pesticides. The option was to let the insects take over and die out in a couple of years, at a large loss of inventory. To go closer to a natural state. The same systems dynamic as mentioned here.

Jul. 10 2012 12:00 PM

Iceland is also completely homogeneous. Even the language has essentially not changed for 1000 years.

Jul. 10 2012 11:40 AM

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