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The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies through Biomimicry by Katherine Collins

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Transformation 4

From Disconnected to Reconnected

Over the past twenty years, I’ve had the joy of traveling to more than twenty countries with Habitat for Humanity, offering manual labor to assist local homeowners as they constructed their houses. On one of my early trips to Africa, the leader of the local Habitat group showed us the storeroom, which was just a small shed with tools and a few bags of cement. I was confused—where were all the other building materials? Having been an analyst covering the home-building industry in the United States, I was used to seeing big stockpiles of materials near any building site.

Soon enough, I realized where the materials were: they were all around us. In the coming days, we took an oxcart down to the riverbank ...

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