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THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS
Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.
This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/
Solar Daily, September 19, 2014
Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le
Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS
WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE
WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS
Conservation - University of Washington
▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/
-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: HEADS UP FOR THE GATHERING ROBOT SWARM. The idea for swarms of robots working together comes from nature. Army ants link themselves together to form rafts and bridges, and neurons in a brain fire off signals that collectively create intelligence. http://news.sciencemag.org/technology/2014/08/heads-gathering-robot-swarm
Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands
-▶ IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP, http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands
▶ COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB
InHabitat, June 29, 2014
Terra Daily, September 25, 2014
June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/
Guardian Sustainable Business, September 04, 2014
The Tyee, February 18, 2012
- ▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/994B8L
ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:
A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS
Guardian, February 17, 2014
A TED VIDEO
▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5
▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj
Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
Free Documentary Online
The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
Upside, February 28, 2013
▶ A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW.
-▶ A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj
allAfrica, January 07, 2014
Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.
Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.
We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1
Awesome ! Biodiversity Visualized - Vancouver Film School
NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
▶ IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.
"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid
Live Science, February 10, 2014
- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr
AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD
The Natural Eye Project
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.
CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?
An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet
Solutions For A Sustainable Planet
@pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet
▶ BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life
▶ OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us
Via Peter Vander Auwera, ddrrnt, Spaceweaver, David Hodgson, pdjmoo