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 Story of John Henry, A Data-Driven Man

    This bonus episode of This Human Business tells the story of John Henry, the steel driving man who took on a machine in a race and won. What happened next serves as a warning for human researchers in our digital age of data-driven business. ...

    2018-09-02

  2. The Power of Story - This Human Business Episode 2

    We're living in the Information Age, they tell us, but even as business amasses hoards of data that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago, we seem to have lost track of the human story of commerce. Indeed, some designers scoff at the idea of business storytelling. Are ...

    2018-08-29

  3. This Human Business Episode 1 - A Beautiful Business

    The inaugural episode of This Human Business connects with a group of people who have imagined a wonderful human future for commerce, at the House of Beautiful Business. But first, we confront the ugly truth about business culture: It's broken, alienating the human beings that it is supposed to serve. ...

    2018-08-22

  4. A Fado Love Letter To Business

    This Human Business is a podcast that’s put together as a kind of love letter to business, in the tradition of love as expressed through fado, the traditional Portuguese style of music that blends imprecision with passion to communicate a mood of desperate longing, without care for dignity or restraint. As ...

    2018-08-16

  5. Preview - The Humanity of Business Innovation

    What if business innovation could produce something more than just efficiency? What if innovation could be beautifully human? The new podcast This Human Business is slowing down from the unrelenting sprint of startup culture to contemplate these questions and more. ...

    2018-08-15