The recent article "Innovation for the Next 100 Years"in Stanford Social Innovation Review by Judith Rodin from The Rockefeller Foundation wrote states:
"Innovating for resilience is critical if we are to protect against the disruptions of the 21st-century world. As we do so, we should keep in mind the qualities resilient networks, communities and organizations share. Among them are:
- FLEXIBILITY | able to change, evolve, and adapt at a rapid pace.
- REDUNDANCY | able to change course and adopt alternative approaches.
- RESOURCEFULNESS | able to identify problems, establish priorities, and mobilize resources and assets to achieve goals.
- SAFE-FAILURE | able to absorb shocks and the cumulative effects of slow-onset challenges so as to avoid catastrophic failure if thresholds are exceeded.
- RESPONSIVENESS | able to re-organize and re-establish fund and order following a failure.
These are very close to the life's principles as defined by the Biomimicry Institute.
- LEARNING | able to internalize experiences and apply those lessons to decrease vulnerabilities to future disruptions.