America Needs Some Perspective

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 perspective that precluded them from falling victim to ignorance - like the racists, misogynists, classists, elitists and other "ists" they fight so hard against with their good … Continue reading America Needs Some Perspective

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

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

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

The Talking Walls of Wynwood: The New Face of Creative Miami

Imagine South Florida, in all it's hot, sticky, sunshine-laden sunburned glory - filled with pastel colored houses and apartments to repel the UV rays, cruise ships, retirees, the oceanfront and an ever-growing melange of cultural communities.  The Latin influence is strong there - in a way that gives the city a truly ethnic vibe that … Continue reading The Talking Walls of Wynwood: The New Face of Creative Miami

Breaking Down The Gen Y “Quarterlife Crisis”: A Generation’s Expectations in Context

This weekend I spent some time at happy hour listening to a Millennial friend of mine - who is 34 years old, talk about how she is unhappy in her current career path and experiencing a "mid-life" crisis.   After pardoning myself for the eye-rolling, we had a conversation around self-actualization, goal setting, etc. And I … Continue reading Breaking Down The Gen Y “Quarterlife Crisis”: A Generation’s Expectations in Context

The Lesbiman: A New Masculine Ideal?

In the last couple of years I have spent a good amount of time studying the context  of the American Male (often in comparison with other geographies / cultures).  The concept of masculinity as a part of how men make their consumer behavior choices is pretty interesting.  I have been affirmed in some areas and … Continue reading The Lesbiman: A New Masculine Ideal?

Joy And Mike’s Place: An Ethnographic Southern Comfort Snapshot

Yesterday I spent an afternoon with Joy and Mike and their daughter (my wife) and son and his wife. We were having a get-together to share some Korean delicacies sent as a gift from the Son's in-laws and to celebrate the Birthday of Joy's mother who passed a few years ago. My wife often fondly … Continue reading Joy And Mike’s Place: An Ethnographic Southern Comfort Snapshot

Meetings About Meetings: The Culture of Getting Things Done (Or Not) Through Collaboration

Did you know that there are over 11 Million meetings every day in the U.S. alone and that 80% of them fail to achieve their stated objectives? Shocking? I'm going to venture a guess that nobody is floored by this statistic. I learned this fast fact among others things about why meetings fail and what … Continue reading Meetings About Meetings: The Culture of Getting Things Done (Or Not) Through Collaboration

21st Century Manners: Socializing Behavioral Norms for a New Generation

Lest you think Millennials don't value etiquette, think again.  As a matter of fact, rethink what you think entirely and realign your thought processes. Because, if you look at the nature of Millennial motivations:  to make meaningful connections with other humans and to lead a well-rounded, successful happy life with the support of your peers … Continue reading 21st Century Manners: Socializing Behavioral Norms for a New Generation