Spiders are adaptive – are you?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081205.wcoecon08/BNStory/specialComment/home

A recent Globe and Mail article tells us that spiders sent to the International Space Station were able to make webs in zero gravity. The author compares their initial failures, and quick adaptability, to the path we can all take in the new economy.

The spiders did not strike for better gravity, sink into helplessness, or demand compensation. They just got on with it.

The spider experiment is a great metaphor for human adaptation: Notice, respond, learn, adapt. They tried webmaking as usual and failed, but learned something from the failure. Taking action is the key, and continuing to take action after failure using the new learning is the way adaptive organisms thrive.

Can you adapt and get on with it?

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Vicky,
    What a powerful message in your reflexions.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Rachel

  2. That is a great story.

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