This Human Business

--- Jonathan Cook ---

This Human Business is a podcast that explores the new movement to reassert the value of the human experience, in an age when an obsession with digital tools of automation has created a dangerous imbalance in the corporate world. The podcast looks into the use of mythology and storytelling to evoke emotional engagement, the role of rituals in commercial culture, new radically human forms of thick research that complement Big Data, human reactions to new business technologies, dark and hopeful visions of the future, digital racism, and the fluid opportunities for dynamic interactions with gender and identity in the business world. It then transforms into the articulation of emotional granularity, exploring the business of being human.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Business Roundtable Fiddles While The Amazon Burns

    Two weeks ago, the Business Roundtable pledged to protect the human global community by pursuing environmentally sustainable business practices. This week, the Blackstone investment firm, a Business Roundtable member, has been caught making profits from the burning of the Amazon rainforest. Will the Business Roundtable step up and make good ...

    2019-08-29

  2. The Technology of Racism in Business

    There has always been racism in business, but now we are becoming of a new form of racism that's infecting the culture of commerce. Digital technologies are embedding racism into the most powerful technological systems that have ever existed, automatically spreading harch discriminatory judgments at a terrifying pace. Where did ...

    2019-08-27

  3. The Business of Human Emotion

    Gone are the days when business leaders could say with a straight face that consumers and markets behave according to simple rational self-interest. Understanding emotion is vital to success in business, but how can businesses come to grips with emotion, effectively and ethically? What about this face scanning Emotion artificial ...

    2019-08-22

  4. Purpose Washing from the Business Roundtable

    This morning, Americans woke up to a surprising headline from the Washington Post: - Group of top CEOs says maximizing shareholder profits no longer can be the primary goal of corporations - The story referred to a document signed by 181 CEOs called the Statement on the Purpose of a ...

    2019-08-19

  5. The Fear of Amazon – A Preview of Emotion

    Today, it was announced that an ...

    2019-08-15