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Is A Dystopian Consumer Future Already Here?

thenarcissisticanthropologist , February 7th, 2018

This blog post is actually an announcement….I’ve started a new chapter and a new blog, and I am calling it “Consuming Culture”. Here is a sneak peak with…

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America Needs Some Perspective

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 30th, 2017

I used to think that Americans like me who had a strong point of view on topics related to positive social change all had some sort of elevated…

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Hero or Outlaw: How Archetypes Can Tell A Brand Story

thenarcissisticanthropologist , July 23rd, 2017

In 2001, The Hero and The Outlaw introduced the branding world to the use of archetypes. The book reminds us that humans relate to stories with strong characters,…

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Life Lessons From Prince: Four Things I learned After Four Days at Paisley Park. Part 3

thenarcissisticanthropologist , June 1st, 2017

(photo credit 3. Embrace your weird. It’s what changes the world for the better. Prince was certainly not a human you would describe as “ordinary” or “mainstream” or…

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Part 2: Life Lessons From Prince: Four Things I Learned After Four Days At Paisley Park.

thenarcissisticanthropologist , May 7th, 2017

I found myself asking this morning why I chose to break this blog up into 4 pieces instead of just pulling it all together in one sitting and…

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Life Lessons From Prince: 4 Things I Learned After 4 Days At Paisley Park. Part 1

thenarcissisticanthropologist , May 1st, 2017

As I sit here about to write this (it finally being the “right time”) I am remembering that a week ago around this time my wife and I…

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We’re Not Mourning The 80’s. We’re Returning To Them.

thenarcissisticanthropologist , December 31st, 2016

I know what everyone has been thinking as we look gleefully forward to the end of 2016, with a desire to put the social and political turmoil behind us…

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The True Commercial Spirit of Christmas

thenarcissisticanthropologist , December 20th, 2016

  I would like to thank Jim Hardison – a man who I have never met but whose work I have read in the context of my own…

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What Now?

thenarcissisticanthropologist , November 14th, 2016

chartwell west I’m not a liberal. I’m not a safe space, social crusader. I’m not a sore loser who can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton wasn’t…

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A Plea for Post-Election Empathy From The Intellectuals

thenarcissisticanthropologist , November 12th, 2016

Here are links to two brilliant articles addressing the change we are seeing in our country – exemplified by our current presidential election. Cracked: How half of America…

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The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends

thenarcissisticanthropologist , June 3rd, 2016

The other day I was in my car listening to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts , This American Life.  The theme was related to the…

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Adulting: Because Being a Grownup Should Only Be a Temporary Affliction

thenarcissisticanthropologist , March 29th, 2016

I remember being a kid trying to figure out what set adults apart from the rest of the masses of “watery moles” (Thanks, Florence King,  for that reference…

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What’s Fueling “The Bern?” The Secret Every Marketer Should Know

thenarcissisticanthropologist , March 28th, 2016

Yet another view into the world of a “professional” narcissistic anthropologist at work.  Posted this morning on the company site / linkedin. On a side note, I was…

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What’s the Real Point of Brand Purpose? A Perspective on Purpose Alignment and Activation

thenarcissisticanthropologist , March 16th, 2016

This post was originally published for my business, Culture and can be found here Having spent the last 16 years working with a cornucopia of legacy brand and marketing…

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Lessons From Corporate America on Humanizing Poverty

thenarcissisticanthropologist , February 18th, 2016

I originally wrote the post below for my company (Culture) blog and also set it here on linkedin Hope you enjoy the inspiration. Last year we completed what ended…

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Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?

thenarcissisticanthropologist , November 19th, 2015

  Here is the one true thing I know about humans having studied them in action and been one myself for many years: we are essentially “good”. Whether…

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Hold the Soda: The Case for Ordering a Beer During the Work Week Lunch

thenarcissisticanthropologist , October 15th, 2015

Many thanks to the team at for their continued support of the Narcissistic Anthropologist and allowing me to contribute to their tumblr page from a “beer behaviorist” persp…

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Be still my beating NYC HeART

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 15th, 2015

I lived in New York City for a few short-but-long-enough years in the “early 2000s”.  My renovated-but-still-affordable apartment was on (as we told my girlfriend’s conservative subu…

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The Beer Lovers Guide To Travel

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 10th, 2015

This post in it’s original form can be found on Let’s Grab A Beer’s Tumblr Page, where I contribute content as “The Beer Behaviorist” to help the world appreciate…

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Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 5th, 2015

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn but felt compelled to share here as well, since the Narcissistic Anthropologist in me is certain you will want to read…

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Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

thenarcissisticanthropologist , August 3rd, 2015

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon for the very first time and take an unexpected “side trip” about 90 minutes north to a…

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It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

thenarcissisticanthropologist , June 4th, 2015

I was raised on great music. Music we listened to in our “den” – usually on vinyl or cassette (once my older brother became a teenager and got…

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Motherly Advice from an 82 Year-old Beer Lover

thenarcissisticanthropologist , May 10th, 2015

The original post for this article can be found  here:, a Tumblr page dedicated to the love of beer. I have …

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Honoring America’s Love of Beer

thenarcissisticanthropologist , April 3rd, 2015

As with most things in a narcissistic anthropologists life, our emerging passions become contextual obsessions of sorts. We believe that if we have an affinity for something, then…

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