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How do ultra-social species like ants work together when resources are scarce and unpredictable? How can we mimic them in business?
Networked societies like ants, bees, and fungi scale their vast organizations differently than we do––by pooling diverse and independent experiences to create rich hotspots of abundance. We can do it too, and Teeming will show us how.
Networked societies like ants, bees, and fungi scale their vast organizations differently than we do––by pooling diverse and independent experiences to create rich hotspots of abundance. We can do it too, and Teeming will show us how.
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A very exciting announcement as we head into the final week!

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Dear Supporters,

I have been beyond thrilled and delighted at your level of support for this project! Thank you SO much, each and every one of you! Success is tantalizingly within reach for us. As of today, we are 85% funded ($13k), with a little over $2,000 to go before November 25. If we meet the goal ($15K), I can produce the book now. If I don't, I get nothing, and the book stays on my desktop until I regroup. We are SO CLOSE to making this happen! If you haven’t yet, would you consider sharing this campaign with your network? Your support in this final week means a tremendous amount to me! Let's do this!

I have a second, and very exciting, announcement as well. This effort has attracted a lot of interest from a variety of change-makers, and many exciting collaborative projects are underway as a result. Among the most exciting is this: 

John McDonald, CEO at Partners for Innovative Community, Inc., a community-based non-profit, has agreed that he will join me as co-editor (and a co-author) of this book, with the full backing and blessing of the Partners. This collaboration is extremely exciting to me, because it means the book will be much richer and deeper than originally conceived. My principles of collaboration from super-organisms will be complemented by John’s and the Partners’ ability and commitment to actually implement them. “An ideal becoming real,” as they say in Santa Cruz. The result will be a roll-your-sleeves-up workbook that delivers theory, a technology platform, bio-inspired GatheringPlacesTM (where this stuff actually happens), and a tangible set of action tools to create the kinds of powerful and sustainable collaborative ecosystems that would take a hundred million years to evolve genetically. Way to go, John.

John’s commitment to and success in enabling innovative communities is deep and proven. He has 50 years experience working with for-profit and not-for-profit companies and communities organizing, creating, and managing successful large-scale private-public collaborative infrastructures. He is a true visionary and a tireless advocate for social justice and innovation. I hope you find this as exciting as I do. If you find this compelling, please consider sending out a quick email or post to your social network to spread the word. 

I believe the human revolution starts from hundreds of tiny local actions like this one, and I thank you all for joining in! Thank you for your amazing support! 

Best wishes, 

Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker 

PS. If you would like to know more about John McDonald and the Partners for Innovative Community, Inc. please visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/proadvisors/

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