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. The Business of Human Technology - This Human Business Episode 5

    After years of hype, the digital revolution has finally led to the Great Techlash of 2018. Though Silicon Valley tycoons are still in love with their bots and their apps, the rest of us are realizing that the promises of technological utopia come with a dark side. We're growing skeptical ...

    2018-09-26

  2. A Postmortem on the Cat of Artificial Intelligence

    This week, This Human Business takes an unexpected turn with the news of the death of one of the businesses in this week’s intended episode about technology and humanity in business. That episode will come next week, but today, this stripped-down, mournful version of the ordinary podcast explores the strange ...

    2018-09-19

  3. Rituals in Commerce - This Human Business Episode 4

    The digital industrial orthodoxy in business tells us that commerce is rational, mathematical. Cultural anthropologists looking at business know better. Business is filled with rituals, both for consumers and for people working in the corporate world. Enter the threshold and listen to this 4th episode of This Human Business to ...

    2018-09-13

  4. The Mythology of Hermes, God of Commerce

    This bonus episode of This Human Business tells the story of Hermes, the god of commerce and the caduceus, as he encounters giants, the underworld, and a very picky turtle. How is this mythology relevant to present day buiness? Listen in and find out. ...

    2018-09-11

  5. Human Research - This Human Business Episode 3

    At its foundation, the digital revolution in business isn't really about technological innovation as much as it is about the ideological triumph of the quantitative approach to research. If we're going to build a new model for a more human approach to business, we'll have start by finding alternative methodologies ...

    2018-09-05