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A Bug's Life: What Managers Can Learn From Ants

A Bug's Life: What Managers Can Learn From Ants | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"...by using a tracking system to continuously monitor individually tagged ants in six colonies over 41 days, [...] scientists discovered that the insects have created a very orderly career ladder—one that focuses them on the task at hand, not on what lies ahead. Specifically, the ants perform three distinct functions and typically move from one work group to the next as they age. The youngest tend to serve as nurses to the queen, with the next oldest acting as cleaners and the elders going out, foraging for food and other resources."

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Natural Security Nature & Adaptability: Solutions for an Uncertain World

Natural Security Nature & Adaptability: Solutions for an Uncertain World | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Much needed and welcome growth is occurring in the business of looking to nature for ideas and inspiration on how people can make society function better. Initially, these adoptions seemed to come in the form of “ah ha” moments, as when a burr stuck to an inventor’s clothes gave him the inspiration to create Velcro. More recently, “green design” has tried to more systematically incorporate nature’s ways of doing things into buildings, furniture and spaces. But the real power in learning from nature is not in copying its products to improve how people make products but in incorporating its processes to improve how people process the complex and ever changing world around them.

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To Become More Adaptable, Take a Lesson from Biology

To Become More Adaptable, Take a Lesson from Biology | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Even the best of us are horrible at predicting the future. That's too bad, because our world is full of risk that we'd love to avoid and opportunity that we'd love to seize. Fortunately, there's a rich source of lessons on how to thrive in an unpredictable world, and it has been cranking out success stories for 3.5 billion years. It's called biology."

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