Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Liz Riedman, User Experience Research Assistant at ITHAKA/JSTOR

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to anyone who is interested in the application of anthropology in the real world, including anthropologists, anthropology students, prospective anthropology students, employers, policymakers and…

“Fixing Culture”: The Case of Olive Garden

Tasteless, hotdog-bun-like bread sticks. Bland pasta sauce. Operational inefficiency. Excessive corporate spending on private jets and a crappy new logo. These are just a few of the issues identified with the casual dining chain Olive Garden in a scathing September 2014 report entitled “Transforming Darden Restaurants.” The 294-page report was written by Starboard Value*, an…

Business & Design Anthropology sessions at the March 2014 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Coming of Age in the Corporate Context: Exploring the Non-Linear Transition from Student to Practitioner and Back Again Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30 – 7:20 pm Chair: Ramer, S. Angela (UNT) Pahl, Shane (UNT) So You’re Interested in Business Anthropology, Now What? Santee, Amy (Empirical Research & Design) What Are You Doing Here?: Making the Academy-to-Business…