Monday, January 14, 2013

Authors@Google - Dario Maestripieri on Games Primates Play

Dario Maestripieri is the author of Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships, and he talks about his book in this @Google talk filmed in London back in May of 2012 (but just recently posted). Interesting talk - some of the ways humans negotiate the social world are not that different from how are primate friends navigate their social worlds.

Authors@ Presents...Dario Maestripieri's 'Games Primates Play'

Filmed live from Google London on Thursday 3rd May, 2012.

An expert in the rules that make primates tick -- who grooms whom, who submits, who dominates, and why -- leading primatologist Dario Maestripieri has applied the same techniques to humans, examining how we climb the corporate ladder, how humans compete and cooperate, and even how we send emails to different kinds of people.


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