Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet (and your company can too)

Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet (and your company can too)

by Tamsin Woolley-Barker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940468426
Publisher: White Cloud Press
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 686,907
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tamsin Woolley-Barker is an Evolutionary Biologist and Biomimicry pioneer. Her social genetic work on Ethiopian baboons is part of the longest-running and most complete study of any wild primate population to date. Tamsin serves as an independent consultant for a Fortune 100 clientele and is an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University's new Biomimicry Center. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Table of Contents

Prologue xv

Introduction 1

The Mycelial Way: A Quick Guide 11

Part 1 Of Ants and Apes

1 Supersaurus Wrecks 17

2 Ask a Local 20

3 The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth 27

4 The Sacred Desert Monkey 40

5 All for One and One for All 48

6 Our Magic Friendship Number 54

7 The Tao of Superchimp 59

8 The Maker Instinct 64

Part 2 Design Your Own Superorganism (Collective Intelligence)

9 Build from the Bottom Up 71

10 The Power of Self-Organization 75

11 Scattered, Squandered Scraps 89

12 Confucius Says Think for Your Own Damn Self 103

13 Feel Like Making Stigmergy? 110

14 Simple Rules and Tipping Points 121

Part 3 The Urge to Pro-Create (Swarm Creativity)

15 Fairy Rings 131

16 Shared Purpose 135

17 Toss it Up and See What Sticks 145

18 It's Sexy Time! 152

19 The Inbreeding Valley of Death 157

20 Going Viral 162

21 Brewtopia 170

Part 4 The Sweet Spot Between Order and Chaos (Distributed Leadership)

22 We Meet in the Middle 183

23 Surfing the Edge 187

24 Are you a Grizzly or an Aardvark? 191

25 Lead Like a Superorganism 194

Part 5 The Two Percent Difference (Reciprocity and Sharing)

26 Please Don't Eat Me 211

27 The Ant-Like Ape 221

28 Now We're Cooking Soup 225

29 Freaks, Geeks, and Folks Like Me 229

30 Might Versus Right 234

31 You Say You Want a Revolution? 239

32 A Rat in our Midst 246

33 Fuhgeddaboutit 251

34 Our Lips are Sealed 256

35 Expanding our Superorganism 263

Part 6 The Superorganism Value Proposition (Regenerative Value)

36 Reincarbonation 271

37 The Tail Grows Back, You Know 281

38 Ecosystem Engineers 285

39 The Snuggle for Survival 289

Notes 295

References 309

Acknowledgements 316

About the Author 320

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