Richard Robinson

My Manager and Other Animals

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Evolution happens in business as well as in animals. Certain super-sleek corporations bear a striking resemblance to a slime mould, the simplest life form on Earth. Progressing through evolution, from slime to sponge to frog, we see more and more parallels until, by the time amphibians are crawling out of their swamps onto dry land, all the necessary conditions for life as a multinational are in place. Yes, global conglomerates are simpler than you ever thought, but like simple organisms, they have a deceptively elaborate crust. Buy the book; book the talk. (Ages 16 and up).

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