Book Review – Resilience – Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy

imagesResilience, when I first read the blurb of this book, I am sure that it would be a great read and it didn’t disappoint me a bit. A bit on the heavier side, this book is something that you would want to read slowly, connect the dots, think, savour and then proceed further. The subtile of the book says “Why things bounce back” and that’s exactly this book explains in its 336 pages. I read it cover to cover and also some paragraphs were so compelling that I read them multiple times. That’s the beauty of non-fiction books, you want to read some things again and again till they sink in to your satisfaction! 🙂

Coming to the content of the book, the examples given to explain the theory and concepts are something that we all have seen. Katrina, Haiti, BP, Fukushima, The Great Recession, BP oil spill, the 2008 crash, the Mumbai hotel terrorist attack or the Ceasefire campaign to stop shootings in inner city Chicago, every catastrophe has been observed and analysed with a keen eye and the inferences have been drawn quite intelligently by the authors. The systems established in such situations have bounced back successfully from upheaval and chaos is interesting and there lies the basis of the this book. The way how our world is interconnected has been told in this book is fascinating and the way something that happens in one part of the world can have a major impact on the rest of the world is persented here in an intelligent and thought provoking way.

Initially when I started reading this book, I thought I would be dropping it in a midway but at the end of first chapter, I was sure that I will be finishing it and this book would be one of the books that I would like to visit again. The only problem with this book that I found was too much detailing of certain things which could have been avoided. Nevertheless, Resilience is an interesting read and I recommend it. 🙂

Book Source : Publisher
Publisher : Hachette India
Genre : Non-Fiction
ISBN : 978-0-7553-6033-8

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