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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series Featuring Judith Rodin

November 20, 2014

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, discussing her latest book “The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong” (PublicAffairs). 

About the Book:

Building resilience— the ability to bounce back more quickly and effectively — is an urgent social and economic issue. Our interconnected world is susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks and stresses: a cyber-attack, a new strain of virus, a structural failure, a violent storm, a civil disturbance, an economic blow. Through an astonishing range of stories, Judith Rodin shows how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges. As we grow more adept at managing disruption and more skilled at resilience-building, Rodin reveals how we are able to create and take advantage of new economic and social opportunities that offer us the capacity to recover after catastrophes and grow strong in times of relative calm.