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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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104: Oscar Barrera—Creatively Applying Anthropology To Find Innovative Solutions

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Oscar Barrera teaches us to "see reality" as anthropologists do!

Oscar Barerra has a great story to share and a lot of lessons for all of us to learn. As with many of us, Oscar was not really sure what type of career he wanted to pursue. He did know that he had a knack for seeing things with fresh eyes and turning his ideas into insights for business executives. From rural Mexican highlands to urban shopping malls, Oscar has worked in a variety of industries, all the while helping business leaders better adapt to new technologies. Listen in!

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Topics: anthropology, Business Anthropology

064: Ask Andi series—Want Your Company To Not Just Survive But Thrive? Hire Anthropologists.

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 2, 2018 7:59:31 AM

At SAMC, we're thrilled that lots (and lots) of people have downloaded our blogs and podcasts about why so many companies are hiring anthropologists. People want to find out more about how anthropologists can help companies see, feel, and think in new ways so they can evolve and adapt to changing times. So that's what I delve into today, sharing my experiences in corporate anthropology and even offering advice to anthro majors. I invite you to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: corporate anthropologist, Corporate Anthropology, anthropology, Business Anthropology

043: Jay Hasbrouck—Thinking Like an Anthropologist

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 27, 2017 8:03:24 AM

 Listen now as Jay Hasbrouck takes anthropology from stuffy to accessible!

It is always so much fun to talk with other anthropologists and Jay Hasbrouck is no exception. Jay has written a terrific book called "Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset." It's exciting stuff because, as you will hear in our conversation, anthropology and ethnography (observational research) are slowly but surely moving out of their academic silos into the world around us. Listen in and hear why Jay and I are both on a mission to make this sometimes "stuffy thing" called anthropology much more accessible. Enjoy!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, innovation, Corporate Anthropology, anthropology

028: Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins—This Anthro Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins talk about "This Anthro Life"!


What a treat you'll have listening to my conversation with Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, two anthropologists who are making anthropology relevant to organizations and business leaders well beyond the academic classroom. Check out their popular podcast, This Anthro Life, for thought-provoking ideas and perspectives. Here, they show you how to make anthropology part of your toolkit to help you and your organization "see, feel and think" in new ways. Take a listen!

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, anthropology

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