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Instinctive love


On Valentineís Day Patrick van Veen has presented his new book: Instinctive love.


Patrick wants to take the reader along to explore how humans and apes find the love of their life.

According to Patrick, this book is a must for singles and he concludes that dating agencies will have to change their strategy. The reader will discover that our quest for eternal love is more being driven by our primal instincts than

by our common sense.

Team dynamics

at Alder Hey


Another team from the NHS asked us recently to help them understand the biology behind their organisational processes better.

Based in Liverpool, the Alder Hey Children's Hospitalís team was particularly interested in how primate behaviour can be translated into their team dynamics.


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Monkey business for Lancaster MBA


A group of MBA students learned to apply the law of the jungle to the corporate jungle at an event at London Zoo.

The students got closer to nature with Dutch biologist and author Patrick Van Veen from Apemanagement. He led a highly entertaining insight in to the relevance of his research on primates to behaviour in the boardroom.


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Local GP practice goes ape at Chester Zoo!


Doctors, nurses and Patient Services staff from Ellesmere Portís Hope Farm Medical Centre gathered on a cold afternoon at the Zooís Oakfield house to learn more about the incredible similarities between the behaviour of humans and apes - and how to use this knowledge as a team on a day-to-day basis.


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Book Monkey see, monkey do


The book offers a fascinating view of the social behaviour of primates. Biologist Patrick van Veen knows as no other how to draw parallels with the human world, in particular the relationships we have at work.


For Netherlands and Belgium:

available through Managementboek.

For the other countries:

available through Apemanagement.



Monkey see,

monkey do


What we can learn from biology about organizational behaviour.


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