The Smart Swarm by Peter Miller
How to Work Efficiently, Communicate Effectively, and Make Better Decisions Using the Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Colonies

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What ants, bees, fish, and smart swarms can teach about communication, organization, and decision-making.

The modern world may be obsessed with speed and productivity, but twenty-first-century humans actually have much to learn from the ancient instincts of swarmers. A fascinating new take on collective intelligence and its colorful manifestations in some of our most complex problems, The Smart Swarm introduces a compelling new understanding on solving our own problems relating to such topics as business, politics, and technology.

This lively tour from National Geographic reporter Peter Miller introduces ant colonies that have been the inspiration for streamlining factory processes, telephone networks, and truck routes; termites, used in studies for climate-control solutions; schools of fish, on which the U.S. military modeled a team of robots; and many other examples of the wisdom to be gleaned about the behavior of crowds.


 

About Peter Miller

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PETER MILLER is a senior editor at National Geographic and has served as a writer and editor at the magazine for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife.
 
Published July 22, 2010 by Avery. 309 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Peter Drucker liked to call himself a “social ecologist,” exploring the way that people organize themselves and interact in much the same manner that a natural ecologist observes the biological world. So what happens when these two realms—the human and animal—collide? That’s what I found myself p...

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... That's the theme of Peter Miller's "The Smart Swarm: How ... The book reads like
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