Dunbar and ideal group sizes
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Bio Robin Dunbar Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, specializing in primate behavior.
When you’ve got a small group, you don’t need to constantly formalize things.
From a single person to group sizes of over 1000 people, the ideal number of people in any group is becoming quite a science.
Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships .