(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 the N word – “normal”. I think we all agree he was eccentric to put it midldly. Some might call it “weird” – for lack of a … Continue reading Life Lessons From Prince: Part 3
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 … Continue reading Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?
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
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 beer through a culture-focused lens. Points of view are based on ethnographic fieldwork i have conducted / am continuing to conduct among beer lovers! As a professional … Continue reading The Beer Lovers Guide To Travel
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
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”?
The other day I was having a chat with a few “fellow travelers” - one of whom is a C suite executive for a pretty big global company. He had been dealing with a lot of management stress and in-fighting amongst his leadership team and was talking about a call they had over the holiday … Continue reading Kindness As Cultural Currency
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
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
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