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Social business and anthropolgy

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What can businesses learn from anthropology to make them more social? This deck contains a few personal notes & will keep growing. Best way to use this is to go to the links embedded in the slides, usually at the bottom.

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Social business and anthropolgy

  1. 1. Social Business<br />Lessons from Anthropology<br />“Dolphins have a massive new brain area, the paralimbic lobe, that we do not possess. The paralimbiclobe is an outgrowth of the cingulategyrus, which is known to elaborate social communication and social emotions in all other mammals. Thus, dolphins may have social thoughts and feelings that we can only vaguely imagine.” (Mind Wide Open, p.225.)<br />Image & Text Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/336157/<br />
  2. 2. Social Fluidity<br />Both males & females can leave group to join other group in human hunter-gatherer societies<br />Many members are unrelated<br />In typical animal societies only one sex can do<br />Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20230-fluid-societies-powered-human-evolution.html<br />
  3. 3. Collaboration with non-kins<br />Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826595.300-kinship-is-key-for-altruistic-species.html<br />
  4. 4. Social Learning<br />Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627581.700-to-be-the-best-learn-from-the-rest.html<br />
  5. 5. Knowledge Building<br />Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19654-sharp-stone-age-spearheads-were-cooked-then-flaked.html & http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9856-chimps-make-great-teachers-and-students.html<br />
  6. 6. Self Awareness & Consciousness<br />Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20230-fluid-societies-powered-human-evolution.html<br />

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