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The Wisdom of Bees by Michael O'Malley

The Wisdom of Bees

  • Ebook $14.99

    May 13, 2010 | 240 Pages

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“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 (from the foreword)

“O’Malley brings to life timeless principles of organizational success in a mind-opening, insightful, and compelling way by examining the life of bees. That may sound like a stretch, but it won’t after you read this plainspoken, well- written book.”
-John Pepper, former CEO and chairman, Procter & Gamble

“What in the world can we learn from a honeybee colony that would provide any useful knowledge for how to run-or, better yet, change for the better-a human organization? Read this remarkable book and you will see.”
-W. Warner Burke, chair, Department of Organization and Leadership, Columbia University

“Unlike many business books, this guide, inspired by Michael O’Malley’s observations of his backyard beehive, is filled with substance and uncommon sense. I have benefitted from O’Malley’s guidance for years, and, with this book, everyone else now can, too.”
-Mark Jacobsen, president and CEO, Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

“Not only a fascinating look into the world of bees, but also an excellent operating guide for good management. Who wouldn’t want a company as organized and productive as a beehive? This book explains how.”
-Phil Johnson, CEO, PJA Advertising + Marketing

“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

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