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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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E-books Next Week!

Posted by Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker (Creator)
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Hello Dear Supporter!

It has been way too long, but the book is finally nearing completion! What an endeavor it has been (and continues to be)- hats off to every author who has ever finished writing one of these things!

I want to thank each and every one of you so deeply and humbly. Thanks largely in part to your enthusiastic support, White Cloud Press has selected my book for publication in their Spring/Summer 2016 catalog. This is very exciting to me- the quality of their publications is top-notch, and their commitment to the biomimicry movement is second to none. White Cloud also published Jay Harman’s excellent book about his personal “innovation inspired by nature” journey, The Shark’s Paintbrush, and I am deeply honored to join him.

White Cloud’s editorial guidance is proving invaluable to me, and will make this a much richer publication. There are two major changes I want to share with you right now. First, we have changed the name of the book. Now it will be titled BioInspired Inc: How Networked Animals Innovate, Collaborate, and Create Lasting Value in an Unpredictable World (And Your Company Can Too). I hope you like it! 

Second, having a publisher has created a few wrinkles in my Kickstarter deliverables plans. My promise was to deliver an online copy of the actual book- an e-book. However, White Cloud now has an exclusive on that, so I am not at liberty to share it- at least, not until the e-book version is published. That would require you waiting until Summer 2016, and I have tested your patience enough already.  

So, I have devised an alternate plan, and I do hope you will like it. I have created a DIFFERENT e-book, and it will go out to you next week! This book is a bit different- it is an anthology of some of my favorite bio-inspired writings from the last couple of years, as well as some new pieces that are exclusively for you. These will provide you a nice sneak peak into BioInspired Inc. This book has been beautifully laid out by Mexico City designer Daniela Esponda, and also features my own photography (small abstract nature images that I mount onto hand-cut and sanded recycled wood blocks). $100+ supporters will also receive some of these photo blocks as an extra thank you. I hope you will like them.

I will be sending you a survey to make sure I have your correct e-mail and snail mail addresses in the coming week. I am so excited to be able to deliver these to you. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your financial and moral support. Being able to show White Cloud Press this made all the difference. Soon, thanks to you, this book will be on shelves, changing the world! And when that happens, there will be more 'thank you's in store for you.

May inspiration find you. Best wishes, and thank you again for your patience,

Tamsin

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