Profiles In Resilience: Reflections in the Time of Covid-19
- About the Author
Tough times don’t last, but tough people do! The recipe for resilience lies in the practice and joy of being in touch with humanity and nature. Profiles in Resilience has been inspired by the crisis wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In spite of their humble beginnings – some beset by abject poverty – the 20 individuals featured in the book are able to emerge as accomplished leaders in their fields, through sheer diligence, perseverance and dare. They have been senior civil servants, corporate leaders, university professors, and even a top motor racer and fashionista. The universal thread that weaves the tapestry of their resilience is indefatigability. Verily, the post-pandemic era will require reimagining not just how to rebuild our economy – or even lives – but more urgently, envisioning what social and mental capital can create. It starts with distinguishing what truly matters – human relationships and our care for planet earth.
“I find this book inspiring because many of the writers were born very poor, (yet) they rise to the top of their vocations . . . I am struck by the good values which they all uphold – integrity, compassion and optimism."
—Tommy Koh, Professor of Law, National University of Singapore, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Mr Abdullah Tarmugi is Former Speaker of Parliament, and Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs. In January 2012, Abdullah was appointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights by Singapore President Tony Tan and a Permanent Member by President Halimah Yacob.
Professor Kua Ee Heok is the Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the National University of Singapore, and Consultant Psychiatrist at Mind Care Clinic, Farrer Park Medical Centre. He is the former President of the Pacific-Rim College of Psychiatrists and member of the WHO team for dementia research. He is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the 7-volume series on “Mental Health and Illness Worldwide".
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 336
Year Published: 2021
Size: 228 mm x 152 mm