Just got back from my consulting engagement in South Africa!Now I'm sorting through my field journal, and fleshing out the highlights.Check out this cool passage, explaining some of my rapid…Continue
Started Aug 6, 2014
Hey, Open Anthro Coop! So, I did some brief research at Holi, the Festival of Colors, and discovered that it may have a radically different meaning to Krishna Consciousness than it does…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Apr 27, 2013.
(Duane Bray describes the importance of "culture" in IDEO.) “…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Ashkuff Apr 24, 2013.
During a little adventure in Chinatown, SF, I stumbled into a fortune cookie factory. I only caught 20 seconds of video when I was in there, but as a business anthropologist, I managed to pull all…Continue
Started Dec 13, 2012
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Occasionally, my friends bemoan how Big Oil’s gluttonous profits heap unnecessary burden upon downtrodden consumers. I remain skeptical, however, because finding and lifting liquefied exploding dinosaurs from the ground sounds really expensive. Thus, I’ve decided to perform a quick-and-dirty analysis …
After venturing through South Africa for two months, I returned home and devoted a week to my girlfriend – an adorable lady anthro student. At some point, we visited Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. For regular people, this might’ve meant a low-key …
Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, recently proposed shifting tax dollars away from anthropology schools, and toward “degrees that have the best job prospects.” Although I detest the notion, as a business anthropologist, I regretfully admit to understanding his position. Gov. Scott’s a professional VC, anthropologists often have misleading job titles, and anthropology schools really do need to step up their career resource centers.
We shouldn't waste time hating…
Posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:52pm
Alright! Heya, OAC! Missed all youz. Been busy. So here I am, recently graduated from anthro school. I had to turn down a job offer, to help a loved one with surgery, and thus I've had some time to just spin my wheels. Among other pursuits, I'm looking into a masters in marketing, and starting a couple small businesses of my own. How've all you been? Seriously. Not an empty question, I'd like to hear about your exploits.
Posted on September 25, 2011 at 3:33am — 1 Comment
Why hello, fellow denizens of Open Anthro Cooperative!
I wanted your opinion on the relationship between technology and occultism. I wrote a short article examining three case studies where cultures perceived technology as decidedly occult. You can access it here, http://ashkuff.com/akaBlog/?p=1650. I would love to hear your comments! Seriously, I cannot improve without good commentary from…Continue
Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments
Trying to get a little more quantifiable with my social research.
So I broke out some statistical mathematics, and applied it to the New Age, Vedic, Christian, and Pagan spirituality I observed in a farmers market. I'd love to hear any commentary on my methods, as I'm still new to stats.
For those of you into photography, and don't care about math, plenty…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2011 at 8:08am — 1 Comment