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THE BUSINESS OF BIOMIMICRY – COMPANIES THE WAY NATURE INTENDED

Simply the best new book on business and management in many years!

Hazel Henderson, president, Ethical Markets Media and author, Building A Win-Win World

A timely, paradigm-shifting book, reframing how business can thrive in the challenging times ahead whilst being a force for good… This is a brave book and a must-read for those seeking to make positive change happen in business and beyond.

Hunter Lovins, president, Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-author, Natural Capitalism

Nature has already provided the key to solving many human problems, from deciphering simple engineering puzzles to unlocking the mysteries of flight. In The Nature of Business,author Giles Hutchins makes a compelling case for applying the same principles of biomimicry to the development of a new business paradigm.

Eclipsing current approaches to responsible and green business, Hutchins focuses on the emergence of new ways of operating and creating value in an increasingly volatile and interconnected world. He presents the challenges to the prevailing “business as usual” model, explaining the pressing need for transformational change and revealing the concepts and mindsets required to create the businesses of tomorrow.

Showcasing the pioneers of the new paradigm through a multitude of examples and case studies, The Nature of Business is an essential guide to the tools and techniques needed to create resilient, adaptive businesses capable of flourishing in turbulent times.

This book beautifully maps the transformative journey for todays and tomorrows leaders. Dr. Monika Winn, Business Strategy and Sustainability Director, Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation, University of Victoria

The Nature of Business is not just a very entertaining read, but also a redoubtable sparring partner. A must-read for everyone involved in the business of the future… and arent we all?

Mick Bremans, chairman, Ecover

Giles Hutchins,/b> is a management consultant who guides business and organizations through the process of redesigning for resilience in challenging times. He is the co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation.

Synopsis:

The business of biomimicry—companies the way nature intended.

Synopsis:

Nature has already shown us the way to solve many human problems, from deciphering simple engineering puzzles to unlocking the mysteries of flight. In The Nature of Business, Giles Hutchins makes a compelling case for applying the same principles of biomimicry to the development of a new business paradigm. He demonstrates clearly how behaviors and organizations found in nature can be applied to help companies flourish in chaotic and uncertain times.

Eclipsing current approaches to responsible and green business, Hutchins' focus is on the emergence of new ways of operating and creating value in an increasingly volatile and interconnected world. He presents the challenges to the prevailing "business as usual" model, explains the pressing need for transformational change, and reveals the concepts and mindsets necessary to inspire the businesses of tomorrow, including:

  • Resilience
  • Optimization and adaptation
  • Systems integration
  • Values-based navigation and life-building activities

Showcasing the pioneers of the new paradigm through a multitude of examples and case studies, The Nature of Business presents the tools and techniques required to effect the transformation to an organization fit for purpose, fit for the future, and inspired by nature.

Giles Hutchins is a management consultant who guides businesses and organizations through the process of redesigning for resilience in challenging times. He is the co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation.

About the Author

Giles Hutchins is a management consultant who guides business and organizations through the process of redesigning for resilience in challenging times. Drawing on a range of theories and practices such as biomimicry, cradle-to-cradle design and industrial ecology, he develops solutions which take inspiration from nature to create sustainable business transformation. He is the co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, formerly the Global Director and Head of Sustainability Solutions for Atos International, and a highly sought after speaker on the subject of sustainable business practices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865717374
Author:
Hutchins, Giles
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
Business-Start Up Business
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Nature has already shown us the way to solve many human problems, from deciphering simple engineering puzzles to unlocking the mysteries of flight. In The Nature of Business, Giles Hutchins makes a compelling case for applying the same principles of biomimicry to the development of a new business paradigm. He demonstrates clearly how behaviors and organizations found in nature can be applied to help companies flourish in chaotic and uncertain times.

Eclipsing current approaches to responsible and green business, Hutchins' focus is on the emergence of new ways of operating and creating value in an increasingly volatile and interconnected world. He presents the challenges to the prevailing "business as usual" model, explains the pressing need for transformational change, and reveals the concepts and mindsets necessary to inspire the businesses of tomorrow, including:

  • Resilience
  • Optimization and adaptation
  • Systems integration
  • Values-based navigation and life-building activities

Showcasing the pioneers of the new paradigm through a multitude of examples and case studies, The Nature of Business presents the tools and techniques required to effect the transformation to an organization fit for purpose, fit for the future, and inspired by nature.

Giles Hutchins is a management consultant who guides businesses and organizations through the process of redesigning for resilience in challenging times. He is the co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation.

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