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 a link to the official new page and the the full article below. I hope you will join me on my new adventure and be among the … Continue reading Is A Dystopian Consumer Future Already Here?
Category: Consumer Anthropology
Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?
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 we all know it or not, we share a light of truth that binds us to one another in a spirit of belonging whereby we all have the … Continue reading Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?
Hold the Soda: The Case for Ordering a Beer During the Work Week Lunch
Many thanks to the team at Letsgraba.beer for their continued support of the Narcissistic Anthropologist and allowing me to contribute to their tumblr page from a "beer behaviorist" perspective. The blog below was originally posted on their tumblr page, right here “I’ll take a lager.” A simple sentence that wouldn’t normally elicit any reaction during happy hour … Continue reading Hold the Soda: The Case for Ordering a Beer During the Work Week Lunch
Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In
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 it. 😉 Most humans will readily admit to wanting people to like them. While it’s a mild demonstration of vulnerability to do so, it’s one a good … Continue reading Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In
It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present
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 a "Boom Box") but still mostly on Vinyl. My parent's collection of Jazz and 70's rock and Folk was a university course in music appreciation. I was … Continue reading It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present
Honoring America’s Love of Beer
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 there must be a rich cultural significance around it – and we will stop at nothing to find and share that anthropological enthusiasm with our fellow humans. … Continue reading Honoring America’s Love of Beer
Is Customer Social Responsibility The New “CSR”?
Sometimes work and life go together. For Narcissistic Anthropologists like me, this phenomenon happens more often than not. For the last several months I have been building momentum as a partner at Culture Agency in Atlanta, GA. In the new year we made an official commitment to, at all costs, only work with clients and … Continue reading Is Customer Social Responsibility The New “CSR”?
Creating The Culture That Will Change The World
I've had a bit of an absence from the blogosphere lately. Not for lack of inspiration and desire to pontificate on the quirks of consumer culture - but because I have been busy trying to figure out a way to save the world. Okay, so perhaps it's a bit Narcissistic to think that a … Continue reading Creating The Culture That Will Change The World
Love, Haters and Hipsters: The Irony of Being A Millennial
I have officially decided that I've spent too much time commenting on a recent Facebook thread started in the last day by fellow bloggers Eve Kerrigan, Rachel Gall and Anna Akbari, about a recent article on Millennials called "Generation Wuss" by Vanity Fair's Bret Easton Ellis. I am, however, compelled to share and express my very "special" point … Continue reading Love, Haters and Hipsters: The Irony of Being A Millennial
Experiencing “Old School”: The Middle-Aged Mosh Pit
So, I was enjoying an extended happy hour at my favorite local pub - out on the patio watching folks walk by, when a punk rock couple - complete with mohawk and combat boots - ambled on by.Here I was thinking "nice to see the neighborhood getting more bohemian and diverse" when I was informed … Continue reading Experiencing “Old School”: The Middle-Aged Mosh Pit