These resources have been compiled to offer some examples of the science and practice of behavioral sciences, design thinking, biomimicry, and meditation. 

Behavioral Sciences

  • David & Tom Kelley’s book  Creative Confidence contains many insights from the godfather of behavioral science, Al Bandura. 
  • The book Influencer is an easy-to-read application of behavioral science to organizational behavior with many case studies and resources. 
  • Dan Pink’s book Drive, about motivation, distills the critical principles for how people are motivated to make changes in their lives. 
  • Community-based social marketing by Doug Mckenzie-Mohr is a simplified approach to community-based social marketing. 
  • Bob Cialdini’s work on influence is famous for techniques like foot-in-the-door, and reciprocity, which can be applied to goals that improve environmental and social conditions. 

Design Thinking
  • In Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand describes the importance of design thinking as an indispensable tool in driving a business or brand forward, and outlines four key process steps in this article.
  • This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review describes how the process of design thinking can aid in solving complex social problems.
  • Stanford’s design thinking materials are available for anyone to download and use, and offer a generic set of process steps. 
  • Design thinking resources from Extreme by Design  and for educators can be very helpful for projects focused on learning and teaching. 
  • In this article by Innovation Excellence, as well as this article by Bruce Nussbaum, it is argued that design thinking is limited, and that a more holistic approach that includes science and business thinking is necessary for success.


  • Biomimicry Principles for Business provide important guidelines for companies that want to succeed in meaningful ways. 
  • This article from Bloomberg Business about breakthrough designs and inventions inspired by nature. 
  • A United Nations University article on Emulating Nature’s Genius on emulating nature’s genius talks about bringing nature and technology together.  
  • Biomimicry 3.8 harnesses the science of biomimicry, offering many resources, including Life’s Principles, which encapsulate universal guidelines from nature.
  • The National Bioneers Conference is an annual gathering in October that integrates science, entrepreneurship, social justice, spirituality and environmentalism. 


  • Zen meditation transformed former Apple CEO Steve Jobs‘ life and career, and can be instrumental in making life, work changes. 
  • 10 companies that support employee meditation show the power of leveraging the human mind, and prominent business executives who meditate share their experiences in this article
  • 20 reasons from science about why it’s good to meditate indicate the integrative benefits we can harness from this daily practice. 
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a resourceful approach to mindfulness pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn that can be transformative. 
  • A guide to mindfulness at work from Forbes Leadership shows that top companies like Google and Apple use mindfulness techniques and resources.  
  • Dr. Emma Seppälä’s book, The Happiness Track, explores the science behind happiness, calmness, meditation, and play as foundations and accelerators of success.
  • Reiki is now going mainstream in hospitals as an alternative healing technique. 
  • Guided Visualization (also called Guided Imagery) is a technique that can relax and empower individuals and groups.