Mother Nature, that is.
No, this is not a rant about climate change (although I hope you know how important that is).
Rather, I think it is imperative for us to learn from living systems as we design organizations and determine how to manage them.
I spent most of this past holiday weekend outdoors (it was Memorial Day here in the United States, a time when we honor our military veterans, remember their sacrifices, and give thanks for their service).
We enjoyed wonderful weather, and the inherent beauty of the mountains, streams, forests, and fresh air reminded me of how much we can learn from thinking about the world we are so fortunate to inhabit.