Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes

Gingrich has been a avid follower of de Waal's work for years. He has even placed de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among the Apes on his recommended reading list, along with better known texts such as the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. What secrets has Gingrich gleaned from our simian cousins? In short, how to win power by forming tactical coalitions and mounting fierce psychological attacks on those blocking the way ...It's a strategy Gingrich aped in his assault on former Speaker Jim Wright. --Elizabeth Lesly, Business Week. Schmoozing. Scheming. Consensus building. You won't glean these management techniques from any business text. But you can't run your company without them. Take it from the apes ...The author demonstrates that chimps are, in the broadest sense, political. --Laurence Shames, Business Month.