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Sustaining Executive Performance: How the New Self-Management Drives Innovation, Leadership, and a More Resilient World by Steven MacGregor

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9. On the Criticality of Resilience for Our Future World

I’ve... seen things you people wouldn’t believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

—Roy Batty (Blade Runner)

When philosopher, engineer, and designer Buckminster Fuller faced personal tragedy in 1922, he resolved to “find out what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.”1 Sustainability was key to his personal vision and renewed his hope in life. Fuller’s often philosophical—and at times obscure—work on synergetics and his various inventions distill to one basic precept: create more with less. Over time, Fuller’s work as an individual has influenced and provoked ...

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