How to Build True Resilience Amid a Changing Business Landscape

New Children’s Book Will Celebrate Ruby Bridges’ Resilience

Nearly 62 years ago, a then six-year-old Ruby Bridges bravely walked through the doors of the New Orleans-based William Frantz Elementary School, becoming the first Black student to integrate an elementary school in the South. It was an act of courage that served as a defining moment in the civil rights movement and would inspire generations to come. Her poignant story will be the focus of a new children’s book slated to be released this year.

Ruby Nell Bridges
“‘I Am Ruby Bridges’ is my most personal book yet,” Bridges shared in a statement. “It’s not just about my experience integrating schools. It’s also about the innocent ways that a child sees the world. 
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The book “I Am Ruby Bridges” intertwines poetry and vibrant imagery created by renowned artist Nikkolas Smith to capture Bridges’ pioneering story. In 1960, following a federal court order, the Orleans Parish School Board implemented a plan to integrate public schools. The school district created academic entrance exams for Black students to attend all-white schools, and Bridges was one of five students who passed the test…READ ON

How to Build True Resilience Amid a Changing Business Landscape

The concept of resilience, as it applies to both organizations and individuals, has evolved significantly in recent years. The term that once referred to the ability to withstand sudden change or bounce back from crisis now has a decidedly more proactive connotation. In the modern business world, highly resilient organizations and people don’t just persevere in spite of change; they capitalize on it.

Organizational resiliency isn’t the result of a product, technology or strategy; it’s created by people.

Take the issues plaguing the global supply chain in just about all industries in 2021. Rather than sit idly and wait for factories in Asia to catch up with semiconductor demand, Ford Motor Co. reimagined ways to produce the computer chips directly. Eventually, Ford partnered with GlobalFoundries Inc. and effectively absorbed part of the supply chain into its own operations. That is the definition of resilience…READ ON

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