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Nathan Dobson commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners
"Taken on a Nokia 6500s-1, ‎02 ‎January ‎2013, ‏‎15:13:58 I just wanted to include the original picture I took because I used the camera of a crappy phone to take a picture of a printed newspaper, but I don't want to…"
Apr 1, 2013
Nathan Dobson commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners
"That was really interesting Boris, thanks for pointing us to it. I picked up the thread of small business banking after meeting a local BOA rep and then reading about how Chuka Umunna was importing the idea for the UK when I was back there at…"
Apr 1, 2013
Boris Popovic commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners
"Thank you, John, for both. I shall dig in. "
Mar 31, 2013
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Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners

From the frontlines of the battle for a human economy, some interesting noise, via the Nation. Our times are indeed crying out for new kinds of associations and coalitions. "Small Business Owner," the sacred cow of American politics has become a contested brand, a classic David v. Goliath.The corporate bureaucracy resembles Nike, circa early 1990s, and its attempt to indirectly own the whole category of sports.  It almost worked for a while and then it didn't. Now, an outfit who trademarked the…See More
Mar 30, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners
"Boris, you might also find this McKinsey report interesting [http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/newsletters/chartfocus/2013_03.html]"
Mar 29, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners
"Thanks, Boris. Small business isn't the only sector where people who were once reliably right wing are changing their political orientation. See John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, The Emerging Democratic Majority. The argument there is…"
Mar 29, 2013
Boris Popovic posted a blog post

Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners

From the frontlines of the battle for a human economy, some interesting noise, via the Nation. Our times are indeed crying out for new kinds of associations and coalitions. "Small Business Owner," the sacred cow of American politics has become a contested brand, a classic David v. Goliath.The corporate bureaucracy resembles Nike, circa early 1990s, and its attempt to indirectly own the whole category of sports.  It almost worked for a while and then it didn't. Now, an outfit who trademarked the…See More
Mar 27, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"Thanks, Boris. Just bought the Applbaum and have it in my iPad."
Mar 25, 2013
Boris Popovic commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"I would also point to fellow OAC member Kalman Applbaum's masterpiece The Marketing Era. "
Mar 22, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"P.S. For those interested, either pro or con, in business anthropology, you should have a look at the recently launched Journal of Business Anthropology. It is open access and the essays in volume 1, in particular, will bring you up to speed on…"
Mar 22, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"Boris, thank you, thank you, thank you. A brilliant piece of film that I have just watched from beginning to end. You might have noticed the repeated appearance in the film of the historian of public relations Stewart Ewen. His PR! A Social History…"
Mar 22, 2013
Boris Popovic commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"Your work/interest in advertising is what made me make the connection.  Every couple of cycles there appears an article of this sort. It always leads me to re-watching a few minutes here and there of Adam Curtis. "
Mar 22, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"Not really. I know a few people in that business, some I admire a great deal (see, for example, Rita Denny and Patricia Sunderland, Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research and Melissa Cefkin, Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter).…"
Mar 22, 2013
Boris Popovic commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"Just something to read. Mainstream media and anthropology. The piece could have benefited from an interview with you, John. "
Mar 22, 2013
John McCreery commented on Boris Popovic's blog post Anthropology Inc.
"And?"
Mar 22, 2013
Boris Popovic posted a blog post

Anthropology Inc.

Forget online surveys and dinnertime robo-calls. A consulting firm called ReD is at the forefront of a new trend in market research, treating the everyday lives of consumers as a subject worthy of social-science scrutiny. On behalf of its corporate clients, ReD will uncover your deepest needs, fears, and desires.The Atlantic Monthly on the latest in an old and continuing story. See More
Mar 21, 2013

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Meet the New Left: Small Business Owners

From the frontlines of the battle for a human economy, some interesting noise, via the Nation. Our times are indeed crying out for new kinds of associations and coalitions. "Small Business Owner," the sacred cow of American politics has become a contested brand, a classic David v. Goliath.

The corporate bureaucracy resembles Nike, circa early 1990s, and its attempt to indirectly own the whole category of sports.  It almost worked for a while and then it didn't. Now, an outfit who…

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Anthropology Inc.

Forget online surveys and dinnertime robo-calls. A consulting firm called ReD is at the forefront of a new trend in market research, treating the everyday lives of consumers as a subject worthy of social-science scrutiny. On behalf of its corporate clients, ReD will uncover your deepest needs, fears, and desires.

The Atlantic Monthly on the latest in an…

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 7:19pm — 8 Comments

The Irrational Consumer: Why Economics Is Dead Wrong About How We Make Choices

What this Atlantic piece is talking about, anthropologists and regular folk have known practically and intuitively for a long, long time. 

But to argue with the Master these days, you must address him in his two languages, economese and legalese. That is why our digital mentor Keith Hart once concluded that "anthropologists who master the basics of game theory and have access to a brain scanner may once again be granted space in economics journals for an elegant demonstrations…

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Posted on January 17, 2013 at 2:22am — 2 Comments

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

There is a cult radio show in the United States, ruling among the urban youth. (It’s funny to write about the First World with phraseology usually reserved for the Third). A few Saturdays ago,…

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Posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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