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 concept of human intimacy and all of the anxiety it causes, it is a serious issue, which is constantly treated by LMFT psychotherapists. The second story was … Continue reading The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends
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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 I will be using often). In my best estimation, they were bigger than kids, had breath that smelled like coffee, cigarettes, alcohol or artificial mint, drove unu … Continue reading Adulting: Because Being a Grownup Should Only Be a Temporary Affliction
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 recently inspired by a new blog i found called The Anxious Anthropologist to start writing more of "the fun stuff"...so expect something new soon. As Cultural Strategists, we … Continue reading What’s Fueling “The Bern?” The Secret Every Marketer Should Know
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 organizations, helping them connect with their customers and develop truly relevant innovations and communications, Lee S. Rosen seen the business mindset evolve in so many positive ways. … Continue reading What’s the Real Point of Brand Purpose? A Perspective on Purpose Alignment and Activation
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 up being an intensely inspiring project... Our client identified a customer group that they realized they hadn't been serving to their fullest potential because it is a “target” that they … Continue reading Lessons From Corporate America on Humanizing Poverty
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?
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
I lived in New York City for a few short-but-long-enough years in the "early 2000s". My renovated-but-still-affordable apartment rental in West Phoenix was on (as we told my girlfriend's conservative suburban mother) the "upper upper upper East Side. Otherwise known as east Harlem. I was in anthropologist heaven but quality-of-life hell. While I appreciated joining … Continue reading Be still my beating NYC HeART
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 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