BIOTEAMS book just published
You followed the blog; you listened to the podcasts; you watched the movies; now read the book! "Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Most Successful Designs" is now available from Amazon.
If you are looking for the book that describes the radical new model for teams in today's world this is it!
Toby Coppel, Managing Director of Yahoo! Europe
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Other review comments
Bioteams is a handbook for a new business model in which ideas are no longer developed behind closed doors, but across company boundaries and amongst diverse groups of people. It is this spirit of collaboration, not competition that will be critical if we are to address the major social and economic challenges that lie ahead.
Jonathan Kestenbaum, CEO, The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and Board member of the Design Council, the UK Technology Strategy Board and the Royal Shakespeare Company
When I heard that Ken Thompson was writing a book to support the concept of bioteams I was very excited. To have a book of proven rules, techniques and ideas with examples that enable teams to be more agile, more effective and overcome the natural latency in responding to business situations is exhilarating.
Charles Bess, EDS Fellow
Ken Thompson's mix of decades of practical business experience, a new idea about the way teams work together online, and his insights and analogies from nature's teams give his writing a freshness and a new perspective that I find compelling. He's not an expert handing down pronouncements; instead he's an active, still curious, researcher on the track of something new and important.
Kevin Jones, Former Columnist at Forbes, Principal, Good Capital
There is a spectre haunting the world: the spectre of peer to peer collaboration. This is how trillions of social insects, arguably the most successful species on the planet, organise themselves. Ken Thompson not only describes how, but also what happens when human beings start to work this way and the transformation it makes to the teams in their enterprises, communities and causes.
Leon Benjamin, Author of Winning by Sharing and co-designer of the social networking site, Ecademy.com
In Bioteams, Ken Thompson has identified that the use of nature's most efficient collaboration techniques can enable dynamic and productive changes in both consumer and enterprise peer interaction. In fact, I was an early adopter of Ken's mind-expanding theory when I designed Inequity, my latest collaborative innovation and technology transfer venture, using bioteaming principles.
Cory Sorice, Director of New Business Development, Black & Decker Corporation and Co-Founder of Invequity
Arguing that nature offers the best inspiration for creating effective teams, Bioteams offers solutions to the "command and control" shortcomings of the traditional organizational teams approach. Thompson describes key bioteaming implementation techniques based on tested, real-life applications, from Fortune 500 companies, to sports teams, to wikis. Bioteams is the innovative solution to your organizational challenges. But don't just read it--use it!
Patrick Cannon, Ph.D., The Patrick Cannon Group