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My Manager and Other Animals

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Uses the idea of the selfish ape and the chaotic ant to illustrate the evolutionary psychology of work and the complex and fascinating tactics and instincts that we have developed to deal with working life.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 17th 2014 by Constable
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Brian Clegg
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
What Richard Robinson cleverly does here is to explore the science, particularly the evolutionary psychology, behind workplace behaviour.

Early on, the book identifies three key behaviours – harmony, antagonism and chaos, with harmony illustrated by the lives of ants and also the impact of mirror neurons on our behaviour and those of other animals. Antagonism is given to us with the ape as typifier, while a special type of successful chaos belongs to ants… but a far worse kind is in the hands of
Kevin Orrman-Rossiter
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
The author of this book, Richard Robinson, firstly wants to convince us that we, in our modern office environment, are a balance between ape and ant – self interest and generosity. Secondly he proposes that these two elements clash and come together in ‘antagonistic harmony’ – a behavior pattern that emerges from this evolutionary chaos.

My Manager and other Animals is, I find, padding in an all-ready crowded ‘management’ book space; not packaged or presented simply enough to become the next fad
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