Resilience Sustainable Development

Book Review: Joseph Fiksel (2015). Resilient by Design

Joseph Fiksel (2015). Resilient by Design: Creating Businesses That Adapt and Flourish in a Changing World. Island Press

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The natural world has, through its evolutionary processes, figured out multiple ways of adapting to and surviving changing circumstances. Natural systems are inherently resilient. No strategic plans are needed; no crisis management. Not so for business. As business systems mature, through necessity, from a narrow focus on risk management to broader perspectives around sustainability and shared value, companies need a guiding hand to help get them there.

Dr. Joseph Fiksel’s new book, Resilient by Design: Creating Businesses That Adapt and Flourish in a Changing World (Island Press) provides just the right sage advice on how companies (and other organizations) can make better sense of change and survive, even thrive, within an increasingly turbulent world.

If you are a manager still figuring out (and who isn’t?) how to embrace sustainability in your organization, this is a must-read book that will show you how to design and manage resilience in that critically important adventure.

See more at http://islandpress.org/book/resilient-by-design#sthash.HAOichtx.dpuf

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