The Anthropology in Business podcast is for anthropologists and business leaders interested in learning more about the many ways anthropology is applied in business and why business anthropology is one of the most effective lenses for making sense of organizations and consumers. It is hosted by Matt Artz, a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy. To learn more about the Anthropology in Business podcast, please visit https://mattartz.me.
Margret Jaeger on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Margret Jaeger speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Margret discusses her journey into anthropology and her current role in the research department at the Social Fund Vienna Education Center. She explains the challenges of introducing qualitative research methods in a predominantly quantitative-focused organization. Margaret also shares her experience in building a re
Kasper Tang Vangkilde on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Kasper Tang Vangkilde speaks with Matt Artz about his career as a business anthropologist. Kasper discusses the challenges of bridging the gap between academic anthropology and applied anthropology and the importance of breaking down the distinction between the two. He shares the changes he has seen in the field of business anthropology over the past 15 years, including the integration of des
Louise Vang Jensen on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Louise Vang Jensen speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Louise discusses the evolution of applying anthropology in business within a Copenhagen context. She also shares her journey from studying anthropology to joining Is It a Bird and becoming the Co-CEO. She also discusses how the practice has matured over the years and emphasizes the importance of shifting from
Melissa Cefkin on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Melissa Cefkin speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Melissa discusses how her interest in anthropology began in high school and was further cultivated by her family's international background and experiences living abroad. She pursued her PhD at Rice University, focusing on the Middle East and questions around rethinking anthropology as a discipline. Melissa then tran
Nathalie Béchet on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Nathalie Béchet speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Nathalie discusses her journey into anthropology and data science. She explains how her interest in understanding social norms and the construction of society led her to anthropology. However, she felt disconnected from the academic focus on traditional topics and wanted to explore contemporary issues. This led her
Kate Sieck on Anthropology in Business with Matt Artz
In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Kate Sieck speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. Kate discusses her journey from academia to industry and the various roles she has held in marketing, business intelligence, and product development. She emphasizes the need for anthropologists to apply their skills in areas such as business strategy, risk analysis, and product design.
Currently studying cultural anthropology in my undergrad. I have about a year left and I’m so happy I stumbled upon your podcast. I would love to integrate anthropology and business but haven’t taken any class on how to do so. You podcast has opened my eyes to the many possibilities within the field. Thank you.
Discussions Worth Your Time
Episode after episode Matt delivers content that starts conversations. These conversations can transfer to clients in easy to digestible educational bites or bits used as conversation starters. Every episode has had some take away I’ve found myself sharing. I’m looking forward to the future of this podcast and where Matt brings the conversation.
My only complaint is that this podcast wasn’t around when I graduated with my Anthropology degree! Thank you for bringing together such an inspiring, eclectic mix of anthropologists and industry leaders to discuss their own personal career journeys and lessons learned. Listening to your podcast is already helping me to better articulate my own professional value as an anthropologist working in a business context. I cant wait to see who we hear from next!