Business Episodes

Feb. 4, 2023

How to Keep Brands Human in the 21st Century - with Matt Johnson

Consumers today find brands through many online sources, including search engines and social media. And with the rise of hyper-personalized ads, consumers are constantly being bombarded with brands that seem to speak to their needs and interests....

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Dec. 8, 2022

Designing the Future of Global, Remote Work with Fredrik Thomassen

More and more businesses are switching to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But one startup was ahead of the curve, having been 100% remote since its inception in 2016. That startup is Superside, a fully distributed design operations platform …

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Nov. 15, 2021

Podcasting and the Other Side of Storytelling - Reflecting on TAL's 8…

This Anthro Life turned 8 years old in October 2021. That's a long time for a podcast. When recently invited to share what I've been working on for a newsletter, TAL's 8th birthday got me thinking about what I've learned …

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Sept. 17, 2021

Don't Sell Yourself Short: How to Create a Career Plan

A job search strategy is essential, but what if you don’t even know what to look for or what you want to do? A career plan is something you can do before job searching to define the kind of work …

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July 16, 2021

Transforming Market Research with Qualitative Consciousness in post-l…

Dr. Meena Kaushik takes us through her story from the revolutionary idea in the late 1970s of applying semiotics to brand and market research to founding Quantum, which today is a global enterprise research organization in se...

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April 8, 2021

The Ghost in the Machine is Not Who You Think: Human Labor and the Pa…

Mary Gray is an anthropologist whose work explores how technology informs work, a sense of identity, and human rights. Gray applies these concepts as the Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and as the Faculty As...

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March 5, 2021

Becoming a Business Anthropologist and Mastering the Tools of the Tra…

Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindset to helping businesses turn hurdles into opportunities for positive change. He is an expert in innovation, change management,...

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Feb. 4, 2021

They're not Binging TV, they're Feasting: Rethinking Media, Honor and…

Take a walk with anthropologist and consultant Grant McCracken and host Adam Gamwell, as they discuss Grant's new book The New Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names and dig into Gran...

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Oct. 23, 2020

Getting Down to Business and Making a Career with Anthropology: Guest…

This Anthro Life is based on lifting up the voices and value of anthropologists and human scientists in all fields through sharing their stories, thought leadership, struggles, and winding paths. Today we've got something spe...

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Aug. 18, 2020

How to Study Meaning at Scale: AI and Big Data Ethnography, Microcult…

Artificial Intelligence. Natural Language Processing. Machine Learning. Big Data. If you've studied Anthropology at all, you'll likely notice these terms don't often get use, unless you happen to be studying one of these area...

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May 6, 2020

Beyond the Prototype: Navigating that Fuzzy Area between Ideas and Ou…

Today we talk with Voltage Control president Douglas Ferguson and we're taking you beyond the prototype. If you ever run a design sprint, or even if you simply sat down at your desk to think through a really cool idea …

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Jan. 13, 2020

Brands and the Business of Relationships with Bill Fleming

Bill Fleming stops by to chat with Adam about branding, marketing and design. Bill is a Boston-based Independent Brand & Marketing Strategist, and Business Consultant for Designers. On this episode we talk about what brands a...

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Sept. 27, 2019

Design Research is Anthropology Applied with Amy Santee

At long last we are back! In this episode host Adam Gamwell talks with Design Researcher and Strategist Amy Santee . This is one of these conversations that's a few years in the making. Adam has been following Amy's work …

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Aug. 14, 2019

Where Qualitative Meets Quantitative Data w/ Delve co-founders LaiYee…

In this episode Adam Gamwell talks with Alex Limpaecher and LaiYee Ho, co-Founders of Delve. While Delve is a qualitative research suite, to help code transcripts, find insight, and pull actionable insights from data, the con...

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May 21, 2019

EPIC 2019: Agency in the Digital Age with Julia Haines and Lisa diCar…

Welcome to This Anthro Life x EPIC 2019. This is the first episode in our 2019 collaboration with the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community or EPIC. EPIC is a professional organization that brings together ethnographers a...

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