Nature Inspired Design Templates
In a BusinessWeek Special Report, February 2008, Matt Vella reports on how Janine Benyus, dean of the burgeoning "biomimicry" design movement, helps companies look to the natural world to help take their business green.
Pictures: The nose cone of Japan's 500 Series Shinkansen bullet train is modeled after a kingfisher's beak. Getty Images
"Often we find ourselves being asked not just how to green a product but how to begin greening a whole company. More and more, we are helping clients think about running their business like a food web."
See also Janines video on TED:
Bioteams Books Reviews
and the most evolved non-human species on the planet is not who you think it is! Arie de Geus is credited by many as the inventor of the concept of "the learning organisation". In his book "The Living Company" Arie describes an interview with Professor Alan Wilson, distinguished zoologist and botanist.