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Succession Planning for the Next Generation

By Shane Joseph, published on Jul 10, 2014

I have written previously about the Echo Boomers (EB) and their challenges in our globalized, me-first, dog-eat-dog world. In my writing, I have castigated my generation, the Boomers, for insulating our offspring from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune through bailouts and inheritances. I have accused the EBs of hiding inside parental cocoons that have long passed their expiry dates. What I have failed to do, is ask the question whether the EBs even want to play a role in this world that we have created, or whether they have been pushed far enough to want to create their own from the... (more)

Tags: boomers, next, echo, generation

The Selfie is another form of Narcissism

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 22, 2014

...nobodies – “better the known devil than the unknown one.”

Let’s face it, we let this happen. The moment we opened up personal social media pages, personal websites, blogs, or decided to sell our product on line, we had to leave a photograph as a calling card. That was Selfie Generation 1.

Then the technology made it easier to take pictures on the fly and upload them to the cloud of gawkers out there. And it became a necessity (I’m not sure how or why) to let the whole world know what we were eating, wearing, or doing at any given moment. We did not know why we had... (more)

Tags: narcissus, social media, self, narcissism, fame, promotion, generation, selfie, picture, photograph

The Burden of the Echo Boomers

By Shane Joseph, published on Oct 27, 2011

They bear many names: Echo Boomers, Millennials, Gen Y, Boomerang Generation, Trophy Kids—our kids—born circa 1980-2000. They have been characterized as left-leaning team-workers (counterbalancing their parental neoliberal inheritance), technologically adept multi-taskers, cultural liberals, and social conservatives with high aspirations towards work and career. They are also classified as possessing delayed maturity for taking longer to leave the nest.

And they face the highest youth unemployment in the workplace in decades and low entry level wages that force them back into the nest... (more)

Tags: china, india, world, new, boomers, great, greatest, echo, generation, millennials

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