Jay Bragdon, author of Companies That Mimic Life, is a seasoned investment manager and a pioneer in the emerging field of corporate bio-mimicry. His book explains why companies that lead in this new field are more profitable, long-lived and sustainable than conventionally managed (bottom-line- first) companies. [4:00 Saturday, Woodstock Inn Wilder Room] At a time when the average life of companies traded on major stock exchanges are shrinking, Jay’s book is an eye-opener. His talk will use every-day, non-technical language to explain why this emerging new approach excels. And he will provide examples of brand-name companies that have led the development of this new paradigm.