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Jay Harman

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Jay Harman and Biomimicry - Our Future Is In Nature's Hands

All The Dirt Gardening, Sustainability and Food

Jay Harman, author of The SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH is CEO of Pax Scientific a world leading design company that bases its inventions on Biomimicry, observing nature to inspire innovation.

42mins

18 Feb 2021

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Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking - Janine Benyus and Jay Harman | Bioneers Radio Series 14

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks. For more information about this show visit: https://bioneers.org/sharkskin-hippo-sweat-and-the-wood-wide-web-from-flat-earth-to-whole-earth-thinking-janine/

28mins

18 May 2020

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Spotlight On Jay Harman

Spotlight On - Collier AutoMedia

Jay Harman owns a rare car, a 1978 Bitter CD Diplomat.  It is one of  only 395 produced and one of three known in North America.  The car was awarded the "Founders Award" at the 2018 Greenwich Concours and will be shown at the 2019 Turtle Invitational.  Listen as Jay tells us how his love for the Bitter started 36 years before a chance trip to Los Angeles brought he and his Bitter CD Diplomat together.

25mins

12 Aug 2019

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051: Jay Harman - Nature Has Already Solved All Our Problems

Scaling Up Business Podcast

Jay Harman is a naturalist, author and award-winning entrepreneur and biomimetic inventor.  Born and raised in Australia, Jay started his career as a naturalist with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Australia and went on to found several multi-million dollar research and manufacturing companies. Today, Jay talks to us about his book The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation. How did Jay discover that nature has the solution to all of our problems? Well, it first started when he was in school. He had no interest in the teaching materials and would often daydream about going down to the beach to surf, fish, and scuba dive. You could always find him near the water when he wasn’t in school. However, the one subject Jay did pay attention to was physics. The strange thing was, physics worked in a slightly different way in nature than it did in the classroom. Jay first realized this when he saw seaweed, often fragile, keep its shape during the worst of storms. It would always form in a certain pattern and this pattern would help it keep it intact and survive the rough weather. In school, Jay was taught that the path of least resistance was in a straight line. Well, in nature, nothing moves in a straight line! It became very apparent to Jay, but not to Jay’s physics teacher, that the path of least resistance in nature was a spiral. So, Jay began applying these spiral shapes in a practical way and slowly ended up discovering that nature, really, had all the answers. However, how does all of this apply to the business world? Well, you’ll have to listen in for more great insights from Jay and how he slowly discovered that answer. Interview Links: Thesharkspaintbrush.com More Resources: Bill on YouTube: Short videos to keep you growing. Scaling Up Business Growth Workshops: Take the first step to mastering the Rockefeller Habits by attending one of our workshops. Did you enjoy today's episode? If so then head over to iTunes and leave a review. It helps other business leaders discover the Scaling Up Business Podcast so they can also benefit from the knowledge shared in these podcasts. __ Scaling Up is the best-selling book, by Verne Harnish and the team at Gazelles, on how the fastest growing companies succeed where so many others fail. My name is Bill Gallagher with Humanisteq Coaching and I’m one of the Gazelles business coaches. We help leadership teams to get the 4 Decisions around People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash right so that they can Scale Up successfully and beat the odds of business growth success. Our 4 Decisions are all part of the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 (from the original best-selling business book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits).

30mins

10 May 2017

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EP043: Jay Harman and The Shark’s Paintbrush

Commanding Business

Today’s guest, Jay Harman is the CEO of PAX Scientific and author of The Shark’s Paintbrush. In The Shark's Paintbrush, Harman introduces us to pioneering engineers in a wide array of businesses who are uncovering and copying nature’s hidden marvels. He shows business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs how we can reconcile creating more powerful, lucrative technologies with maximizing sustainability. Jay Harman injects a whole new vocabulary and way of thinking into the business sphere that speaks to both small start-ups and corporate giants. Key Takeaways: [1:14] Biomimicry looks to nature to determine how nature has solved a problem humans are facing. [2:48] Jay Harman designed a boat based on the “using the least to get the most” techniques used by nature. [7:23] Examples of breakthrough innovations that are fundamental game-changers. [16:59] PAX Scientific projects may allow for energy savings of up to 50%, meaning we may be able to reverse the negative effects of climatic change. [20:40] The opportunities to optimize the energy requirements of automotives are endless. [22:57] Reverse engineering a frozen whirlpool allows for an inventory of variables to study.     [26:16] How to best reach Jay Harman. Mentioned in This Episode: Praxent PAX Scientific PAX Water The Shark’s Paintbrush

27mins

6 Sep 2016

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The Nature of Innovation | Jay Harman

Bioneers: Ecological Design

The President-CEO of PAX Scientific reveals how scientists and designers are taking cues from nature to find breakthrough solutions. Take sunscreen modeled on hippo sweat. How might we borrow the recipe? It’s time for a fresh look at technology and design, with nature as our mentor.This speech was given at the 2013 Bioneers Annual Conference.Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. To experience talks like this, please join us at the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held nationwide throughout the year.For more information on Bioneers, please visit http://www.bioneers.org and stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).

22mins

3 Aug 2016

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Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking - Janine Benyus and Jay Harman | Bioneers Radio Series XIV (2014)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks.

28mins

7 Mar 2016

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Free Forum Q&A- JAY HARMAN, THE SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH: How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

Originally Aired: November 2013After 3.8 billion years of R&D on this planet, failures are fossils. What surrounds us in the natural world has succeeded and survived. So why not learn as much as we can from what works? JAY HARMON translates nature's lessons into technologies that solve problems and perform tasks more elegantly, efficiently, and economically.JAY HARMAN has founded and grown multi-million-dollar research and manufacturing companies that develop, patent, and license innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft to interlocking building bricks, afterburners for aircraft engines, and non-invasive technology for measuring blood glucose and other electrolytes. His latest ventures - PAX Scientific, PAX Water Technologies, PAX Mixer, and PAX Streamline - design more efficient industrial equipment including turbines, fans, and pumps. He's the author of THE SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation.

59mins

17 Jan 2016

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Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking - Janine Benyus and Jay Harman | Bioneers Radio Series XIV (2014)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks.

28mins

8 Sep 2014