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Chimpanzee Politics

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Acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors, this book is considered a classic. De Waal dwells into a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions-actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

Chimpanzee Politics

by Frans de Waal
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The Book
Acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic human needs and behaviors, this book is considered a classic. De Waal dwells into a detailed and thoroughly engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions-actions governed by intelligence rather than instinct. As we watch the chimpanzees behave in ways we recognize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us again that the roots of politics are older than humanity.
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What Jim Collins says

Even more enlightening than Machiavelli’s The Prince, this book describes power takeovers and social organizations in a chimpanzee colony and argues that power politics is part of the evolutionary heritage that we share with our closest nonhuman relatives. I’ll never look at academic or corporate politics the same way, and I understand their machinations much better for having read this book. Chimps, unlike humans, do not cloak their political pretenses in rhetoric, so we can see more clearly the process at work and thereby learn much about ourselves.

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The Book
An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as the single fullest summation of Girard's ideas to date. In a dialogue with two psychiatrists, Girard probes an encyclopedic array of topics, ranging across the entire spectrum of Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, Christianity and Mimetic Theory, his well-known contribution to philosophy.
About
The Book
An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as the single fullest summation of Girard's ideas to date. In a dialogue with two psychiatrists, Girard probes an encyclopedic array of topics, ranging across the entire spectrum of Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, Christianity and Mimetic Theory, his well-known contribution to philosophy.
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What Peter Thiel says

René Girard is the one writer who has influenced me the most. Here he gives a sweeping view of the whole human experience on this plane — but it’s not just an academic philosophy. Once you learn about it, his view of imitation as the root of behavior is something you will see every day, not just in people around you but in yourself.

Tribal Leadership

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Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. This book shows how these tribes develop—and how to assess lead them to maximize productivity and growth. This book is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.

Tribal Leadership

by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright
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The Book
Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. This book shows how these tribes develop—and how to assess lead them to maximize productivity and growth. This book is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.
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What Tony Hsieh says

Tribal Leadership codifies a lot of what we’ve been doing instinctually and provides a great framework for all companies to bring company culture to the next level.