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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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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

057: Ask Andi series—What's Hot and What's Not

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to my podcast about today's trends and how you need to adapt now!     

As I go around the country doing workshops and keynote speeches and working with clients, I’ve begun to observe overall cultural changes that are going on, both in American society and across the world. So I thought today I would talk about a question I received recently about what do I see that's hot and what do I see that's not, and how these trends can help business leaders see, feel and think about their companies in new ways. A lot to learn here and react to. Enjoy!

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Topics: Trends From The Trenches, Emerging Trends, women entrepreneurs, new customers, busines model innovation, Corporate Anthropology

044: Ask Andi series—3 Companies That Saw A Blue Ocean Possibility

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to my podcast about seeing the opportunities that all around you! 

I get so excited when I get questions from the field from folks who want to know what we do as anthropologists and what is this Blue Ocean Strategy® stuff and how we help companies change, because that's what we do. We're corporate anthropologists and we work with organizations that need or want to change. (And I can tell you, by and large, they don't want to change.) To illustrate, I share three stories of clients of ours who, after one of our change workshops, all had wonderful "a-ha" moments where they were able to see something that was right in front of them and make changes to take their businesses to new heights. Listen in!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business growth strategies, Corporate 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

029: Ask Andi series—How Do You Change Your Culture?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

Listen now to learn how to change your culture for fast-changing times!  

How's your company culture...ticking along just fine or in dire need of an overhaul? Does it correctly reflect your brand? How do you change it when your employees are quite comfortable with the old ways of doing things? Do you even know what your culture is? I discuss all this and more in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday. Listen in!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, Corporate 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

024: Jason Middleton—A Conversation About our Changing Cultural Landscape

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Jason Middleton's talk about the future of work!

I have been interviewed a bunch of times by Jason Middleton. This was my turn to interview him. And what a great time we had! Listen in to what Jason sees as the future of work. Since his radio show, Techonomics on KGO 810 in San Francisco, is located in the center of Silicon Valley, he has a bird's eye view of the trends that are coming soon to a workplace near you.

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture, Innovation Games, Blue Ocean Strategy

014: Maura Nevel Thomas: Isn't It Time to Regain Your Time?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


Listen now to Maura Thomas's great podcast

Maura Thomas is an award-winning productivity and time management speaker, author, founder of Regain Your Time, and nationally recognized expert delivering the unique message that the key to productivity and effectiveness is attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and was invited by one of the world's largest publishers to literally “write the book” on productivity (Personal Productivity Secrets).

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture, Culture Change

009: Introducing "Ask Andi" series every Friday

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 


First episode of Ask Andi

Introducing my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think an issue and tackle it in new ways. In this episode, I talk about the importance of resilience (in your work and your life) and practical how-to tips for dealing with change.

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Topics: Corporate Culture, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Anthropology, Culture Change

007: Building Fully Alive Leaders to Inspire Business Success with Jack Altschuler

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 17, 2017 6:55:00 AM

 


With 25 years of hands-on executive experience as CEO of the commercial and industrial water treatment company he founded, Jack Altschuler now uses what he learned to help others in leadership positions be the most effective they can be. Jack's philosophy is to promote the full engagement of leaders in order to inspire the full engagement of those who look to them for leadership.

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture, Leadership

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