The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong Audiobook, by Judith Rodin Play Audiobook Sample

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong Audiobook

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong Audiobook, by Judith Rodin Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Cyndee Maxwell, Cindy Maxwell Publisher: Ascent Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469030692

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64:36 minutes

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38 seconds

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39:49 minutes

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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: • Medellin, Colombia, was once the drug and murder capital of South America. Now it’s host to international conferences and an emerging vacation destination. • Tulsa, Oklahoma, cracked the code of rapid urban development in a floodplain. • Airbnb, Toyota, Ikea, Coca-Cola, and other companies have realized the value of reducing vulnerabilities and potential threats to customers, employees, and their bottom line. • In the Mau Forest of Kenya, bottom-up solutions are critical for dealing with climate change, environmental degradation, and displacement of locals. • Following Superstorm Sandy, the Rockaway Surf Club in New York played a vital role in distributing emergency supplies. 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.

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“She is a good storyteller, and her stories from the United States and around the world form the heart of the book…Crisis planners will find useful material in The Resilience Dividend, not just a ‘template for thinking’ about crisis management but also, as Ms. Rodin puts it, the ‘methods for putting that thinking into practice.’ The rest of us will take heart that, in a world of disruption, there are ways to cope with crisis and even, perhaps, grow stronger as a result.”

— Wall Street Journal 


  • “In a world where disruption is a fact of life and uncertainty is guaranteed, Judith Rodin draws on years of experience to offer an inspiring look at how we can prepare for the unexpected—and by doing so makes our communities stronger, more prosperous, and more connected in the process.”

    — Bill Clinton
  • “Positive, pragmatic, and powerful, Judith Rodin’s The Resilience Dividend is precisely the innovative thinking we need. By focusing on the ways individuals, businesses, and communities can build a foundation for resilience, Rodin gives us a blueprint for a future where we are stronger, more adaptable, and better equipped to meet the world’s greatest challenges.”

    — Arianna Huffington
  • “Embracing and driving change is key to adapting to our customers’ needs and is a big part of what enables us to deliver great service. Every company must adapt and change in order to grow and succeed. The Resilience Dividend makes a powerful case for doing business differently in a dynamic and disruptive world.”

    — Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness
  • “Ms. Rodin, currently president of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, is especially suited to analyze these disruptive threats and to propose recommendations to upgrade resiliency to redress them…The Resilience Dividend is a must-read for all those concerned about proactively building a tough and rebounding capacity, ‘without waiting for disaster to push us into it.’”

    — Washington Times

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About Judith Rodin

Judith Rodin has been president of the Rockefeller Foundation since 2005. During her tenure she has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges and disruptions of the twenty-first century, to support and shape innovations that strengthen resilience and build more inclusive economies. A research psychologist by training, Dr. Rodin was the first woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania. She was the provost and dean of the graduate school at Yale University. She serves on the boards of corporations and nonprofit institutions, has received nineteen honorary degrees, and is widely recognized as a global leader.

About Cyndee Maxwell

Cyndee Maxwell helps businesses present a professional image with quality voice-overs for telephone systems, business presentations, training videos and more from her professional studio in Los Angeles. She volunteers for the Audio Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles (AIRS-LA) by providing the voice-over podcast from Sunset Magazine. She received a Gold Award for Excellence from the Nielsen Company in recognition for her outstanding contributions to trade publication Radio & Records. And, Radio Ink magazine named her one of its “Most Influential Women in Radio.” She is also a member of the national MIW (Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio) organization and the Website Producer for KFWB 980 radio station in Los Angeles.