From time immemorial, humans have been captivated by and inspired by the intriguing world of the bees. This humble, fuzzy insect has taught us many lessons about industry, creativity and cooperation. Onto the stage has stepped social psychologist and avid beekeeper Michael O'Malley with a new book, The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth.
Some of the worker bees at The Honeybee Conservancy have read the book and love it. Here is a sampling of some of the positive reviews the book has been generating:
"Humanity is fortunate that Michael O'Malley became a beekeeper. He beautifully presents twenty-five lessons that we humans can, and really should, learn from the bees about working together for group success."
-Thomas D. Seeley, professor of biology, Cornell University
"After you read this book, I assure you that you will never think about your organization in quite the same way."
-Roxanne Quimby, cofounder and former CEO, Burt's Bees
By using examples throughout the book from Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and many others, Mr. O’Malley illustrates how, by following the wisdom of the bee, people can create a highly coordinated and productive organization and achieve lasting competitive advantage. We recommend the book, which is available on Amazon.com. To learn a little more about the book, please read Mr. O’Malley’s great article on PsychologyToday.com.