About Hardwired Humans
Homo sapiens emerged around 200,000 years ago, but it’s only in the last 250 years that we left our hunter gatherer and village societies to work in factories and offices. The instincts that ensured our survival on the plains of Africa are alive and well in today’s organisations!
Andrew O’Keeffe is the author of Hardwired Humans and The Boss. He is an associate of three of Australia’s leading business schools. Andrew’s background is in senior HR roles with IBM, Cable & Wireless Optus, SKM and Hewitt Associates. He studied Economics and Industrial Relations at The University of Sydney and started his career in industrial relations in the mining and manufacturing industries. In 2011, as he did in 2008, Andrew joined with the chimpanzee expert Dr Jane Goodall when she was in Australia to speak to business audiences about the implications of our social instincts for leadership of organisations.