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Just in Time (how to be an anthropologist in business)

Grant , July 25th, 2022

As the academic world continues its slow motion descent into financial and sometimes intellectual insolvency, some anthropologists seek employment in the world of business. The Journal of Business…

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From Indiana Jones to International Business consultancy

Taylor Strauser , June 30th, 2021

This article talks about how cultural anthropology plays into international business and the importance of understanding and respecting different cultures to have effective meetings with international…

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What is Business Anthropology?

Pablo Mondragón Valero , February 25th, 2021

What is business anthropology? Business anthropology is the discipline that applies the theories and methodologies of social anthropology in the investigation of (or for) organizations and their ecosy…

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Microcultures can lead to emerging trends

Marek Tobota , December 10th, 2020

In the Polish language, the word ‘microculture’ arguably does not carry many connotations. Our daily reality is dominated by culture in its general sense: European, Polish, pop or…

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“We Use Our Mouths to Trade”

Chelsea Horton , February 20th, 2020

At Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market gossip is more than idle talk. It helps traders mitigate economic risk and boost professional reputations.  In the yam yard, wholesale traders bargain…

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A Liquor Store is like a Drive-Thru Cheers

Eitan Wilf on his new book, Creativity on Demand

| , March 4th, 2019

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo34094110.html Interview by Ilana Gershon Ilana Gershon: You describe how, when you explained your previous work on regimented jazz instructio…

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Tech Startup Culture: ‘I am machine’

standplaatswereld , February 25th, 2019

By Vivienne Schröder For my master Anthropology at the VU Amsterdam, I am doing three months of fieldwork in San Francisco, where I am researching Tech Startup Culture….

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Pricing freelance research & design services

amysantee , November 15th, 2018

Since I returned to freelancing a couple of months ago, I’ve been spending a great deal of time on the business aspects of my work (in addition to…


Consulting, Big Data and Social Justice w/ Dr. Tricia Wang – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , July 10th, 2018

Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is obsessed with how…

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Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding – This Anthro Life

Gamwell , April 30th, 2018

Photo: Gigi Taylor Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and Matt Artz of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in…

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Innovative Like Me: Best Practices for Writing Unbiased Job Ads

Jennifer Long , September 18th, 2017

Below is a post @anthrolens blogger @JennLong3 wrote on LinkedIn. In this post, I write about diversity and bias in Canadian job ads. ————————————————————–…

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What do Cultural Anthropologists do? "Decode" Human Behaviour

Jennifer Long , August 28th, 2017

According to a recent article (August 3, 2017) in the Financial Post, Martin Birt discusses the work of Johanna Faigelman, CEO and founding partner of Human Branding. In answer…

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Data overload

The Anxious Anthropologist , August 21st, 2017

How do we proceed to live in a world in which data overwhelms us? At every point we seem to be participating in capture schemes that reduce us…

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The Packaging Anthropological Knowledge Part Two

Jennifer Long , July 31st, 2017

As an anthropologist teaching technical communications, I often reflect on the merits of active, concise, and accessible communication styles that I didn’t learn while studying my undergraduate or…

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Anthropologists everywhere! Alternative Anthro Careers

anthro everywhere! , July 24th, 2017

There have been quite a few posts on this blog where we discuss not-so-run-of-the-mill jobs that anthropologists find themselves in (click on our label ‘what can anthro do?’,…

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The Packaging of Anthropological Knowledge and Its Merits According to Market Research Experts

Jennifer Long , June 29th, 2017

In a Harvard Business Review article To Get More Out of Social Media, Think Like an Anthropologist authors Susan Fournier, John Quelch, and Bob Rietveld (August 16, 2016) advocate…

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TAL + SM: Anthropology has Always been Out There

This Anthro Life , June 14th, 2017

This Anthro Life – Savage Minds Crossover Series, part 2 by Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, with Leslie Walker This Anthro Life has teamed up with Savage Minds…

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When your Business Stalls, it’s time to Evolve: Unpacking Corporate Anthropology with Dr. Andi Simon

Gamwell , January 25th, 2017

How can we make change easier? Do women lead differently from men? What is corporate anthropology? Ryan, Adam, and Aneil are back to answer these questions and more…

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Opinion on an Op-Ed: Academic Underperformers Must be Called Out by Gerald Walton

Jennifer Long , January 23rd, 2017

A very interesting article came out in University Affairs for their February (2017) issue – An opinion piece which will surely provoke opinions. In it, Walton advocates for…

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Opinion on an Op-Ed: Academic Underperformers Must be Called Out by Gerald Walton

Jennifer Long , January 23rd, 2017

A very interesting article came out in University Affairs for their February (2017) issue – An opinion piece which will surely provoke opinions. In it, Walton advocates for…

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“The Value of Social Media” at the AAA conference

ucsanha , December 10th, 2016

Daniel Miller talking at the AAA conference. Photo by Nell Haynes. From the Why We Post Team, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, and Daniel Miller attended the American Anthropological…

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Monitoring and Assessing Diversity Initiatives

Jennifer Long , August 15th, 2016

At times throughout my (short) career as an anthropologist, I’ve struggled with answering the question of how would an anthropological stance/investigation/insight influence the bottom line? This strug…

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Is Corporate Anthropology Selling Out? A Conversation on Consulting with Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

Gamwell , July 19th, 2016

We’re stoked to bring you TAL’s first ever three-city episode! Join Adam (in Peru!) and Ryan (in Boston!) and special guest Vyjayanthi Vadrevu (somewhere between NYC and Austin!)…

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