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How Social Evolution Affects the Dynamic of Organizations with Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology

This episode of the CFO Playbook features an interview with Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford and Co-author of The Social Brain: The Psychology of Successful Groups.

Professor Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist and a specialist in primate behaviour. He is best known for formulating Dunbar’s number, a measurement of the “cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships.”

His research concerns the behavioural and cognitive mechanisms that underpin social bonding in primates and humans.

In this episode, Professor Dunbar talks about how evolution affects the dynamics of organizations, the seven pillars of friendship, the impact of work on personal relationships, and the observable changes in a sense of community over time.