Biomimetic Management

Biomimetic Management : Building a Bridge Between People and Nature

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"This is a fascinating book, and a real eye-opener. I think Dr. Bogatyreva's research deserves wider recognition. An important work, and endlessly captivating." Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barcker, Biomimcry expert, The book Biomimetic Management is about fundamental principles that drive evolution and development of complex biological systems - from an organism to a society. Through the study of ant societies the authors reveal previously unknown process that gives rise to "Divine Proportion" in all living forms. The mechanism which drives such process - Fundamental Law of Self-Organisation in Life - is described in this book. This is the answer to a terrifically complex question about the main driving force of self-organization in living nature. Taking ideas from biology for sustainable and efficient business management is very appealing. Social systems in living nature give us a direction for immortal existence. The ways that ants manage and survive in social and environmental catastrophes are presented in this book. You will find that ants are creative individuals; they have weekends off, work in teams and can change management styles on demand. And the most amazing discovery presented in this book is that social evolution can happen in two weeks' time without natural selection. Ants teach us the way to think globally and act locally. A Periodic Table for human management in which all theories of management nicely fall into place crowns the content of this book and puts the first "brick" into building a bridge between people and nature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 16.26mm | 489.88g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514771896
  • 9781514771891

About Olga a Bogatyreva

Olga A. Bogatyreva is an expert in socio-biology, organisational behaviour and group decision making, in which she has more than 100 publications. She has a DSc in Complexity Theory and a PhD in Biology. As an internationally recognised expert in the "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving" (TRIZ), Olga has sold two patents on laboratory equipment designed specifically for the research presented in this book. Complex system management is impossible without an inventive approach, and Olga has developed a range of tools for innovative management. Her original methods have been validated in projects with industry in Europe and Japan. Running the consultancy company BioTRIZ Ltd, Olga, together with other Directors, runs training sessions in creativity, invention and bio-inspired design all over the world and teaches at the University of Bath, UK. Alexandr E. Shillerov was a highly qualified engineer with 40 years experience in the civil construction industry. Alexandr had two degrees - in civil engineering design and mathematics. His scientific interests were in the field of differential geometry: geometric aspects of the theory of differential equations. As the CEO for over 20 years of a design bureau for developing new machinery for building block production, Alexandr Shillerov needed to manage the entire network of the research and manufacturing process. The need to manage such complex production networks of people and technologies urged him to seriously study network planning, design methods and Complexity Theory. Biology was his second passion after mathematics and this lucky combination led to the birth of this book.show more