Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557944

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5804

By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

Generation X Professors Speak

Voices from Academia

Author: Elwood Watson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810890712

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 1369

With Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled a unique collection of thematically arranged essays by academics that offers insights into the issues, conflicts, and triumphs that epitomize this often overlooked generation. The essays cover topics ranging from career, class, family life, health, music, and physical disabilities to race, religion, and sexuality. Together, the essays define the characteristics and demonstrate the diversity of Generation X, and will appeal to scholars, students, and others interested in social history, psychology, gender studies, and popular culture.

Manager 3.0

A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

Author: Brad Karsh,Courtney Templin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3713

Millennials mean business, and they are shaking up the workplace as they enter management roles for the very first time. They are tearing down the corporate ladder, communicating on the fly, and bringing play to work. Millennials are creative,big thinkers, and they will change the face of leadership-IF they can bridge the gap between the hierarchical management style of senior executives and the casual, more collaborative approach of their peers. Manager 3.0 is the first-ever management guide for Millennials. They will master crucial skills such as dealing with difficult people, delivering constructive feedback, and making tough decisions-while gaining insight into the four generations in the workplace and how they can successfully bring out the best in each. Packed with interviews and examples from companies like Zappos, Groupon, Southwest Airlines, and Google, Manager 3.0 will help these new managers enhance their unique talents while developing an effective leadership style all their own.

Harry Potter and the Millennials

Research Methods and the Politics of the Muggle Generation

Author: Anthony Gierzynski

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421410346

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 3346

Without a doubt, the Harry Potter series has had a powerful effect on the Millennial Generation. Millions of children grew up immersed in the world of the boy wizard—reading the books, dressing up in costume to attend midnight book release parties, watching the movies, even creating and competing in Quidditch tournaments. Beyond what we know of the popularity of the series, however, nothing has been published on the question of the Harry Potter effect on the politics of its young readers—now voting adults. Looking to engage his students in exploring the connections between political opinion and popular culture, Anthony Gierzynski conducted a national survey of more than 1,100 college students. Harry Potter and the Millennials tells the fascinating story of how the team designed the study and gathered results, what conclusions can and cannot be drawn about Millennial politics, and the challenges social scientists face in studying political science, sociology, and mass communication. -- M. Kent Jennings, University of California, Santa Barbara

Young World Rising

How Youth Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up

Author: Rob Salkowitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470644324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8555

Young World Rising gives you an exclusive glimpse into the new trend that's transforming global business and changing the dynamics of globalization The global Millennial generation is 4.1 billion strong, and the spread of data networks is empowering them to build radically new kinds of organizations adapted to a flat and crowded world. Young World Rising takes you on a panoramic tour of the new centers of enterpreneurial innovation on five continents. Explore the dynamics driving the emergence of the Young World Demonstrate how wired Young World insurgents are reinventing entrepreneurship Get an inside look at the most innovative Young World businesses from India, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia Identify how your organization can capitalize on the rise of the Young World to find new talent, open new markets, identify investment opportunities and more With more than a dozen unique and in-depth case studies, Young World Rising is essential reading for every organization coming to grips with the challenges of globalization and demographic change in the 21st century.

The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student

Making the Connections

Author: Susan L. Gibbons

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909469

Category: Computers

Page: 119

View: 9433

As students embrace new Web 2.0 technologies like MySpace, YouTube, and RSS feeds, libraries also need to take charge. Based on actual work-practice studies of students and faculty - original research conducted at the University of Rochester - this visionary guide maps potentially vibrant futures for academic libraries.Academic librarians in public services, technology and administration now have the tools to better understand the integral role of technology in the social and academic lives of undergraduates (the net generation). Use these research results, cogent analysis, and clear explanations to: understand hot technologies, how students use them, and how libraries can too; leverage new Web 2.0 technologies to stay ahead of the curve and include innovations in your service mix; transform your library's web site with ideas inspired by gaming; and provide value-added services to students by communicating in their preferred modes.

Generationenmanagement in Unternehmen

Author: Jutta Oertel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3835055259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

View: 7238

Jutta Oertel untersucht, wie Unternehmen den Umgang mit den Generationenstrukturen und -beziehungen optimal gestalten können. Anhand einer theoretischen Analyse und einer empirischen Studie entwickelt sie ein Generationenmodell als Anknüpfungspunkt für die wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und die interdisziplinäre Generationenforschung.

Ich bin Charlotte Simmons

Roman

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138337

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 8491

„Eine Satire voller Verve, Witz und Wut.“ Daniel Kehlmann Applaus erfüllt den Saal, als Charlotte zum Podium hochsteigt. Gerade wurde verkündet, dass sie als Erste aus ihrem 900-Seelen-Dorf ein Stipendium für die Dupont University erhält. Endlich wird das hoch begabte Mädchen in den Olymp des Wissens aufgenommen. Doch statt des ersehnten Lebens in einer Welt des Geistes findet sie sich in einem Mahlstrom aus Saufgelagen und sexuellen Ausschweifungen. ICH BIN CHARLOTTE SIMMONS ist ein brillanter Campusroman voller polemischer Spannung, Witz und Verve – und eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme des janusköpfigen Amerika, in dem die konservativen Kräfte gegen die liberalen antreten. „Charlotte, du bist dazu bestimmt, Großes zu tun“, prophezeit ihr die Lehrerin. Und das hübsche Mädchen vollbringt Großes: Sie schließt die Highschool in ihrem winzigen Nest in den Blue Ridge Mountains als Beste ab und erhält ein Stipendium für Dupont in Pennsylvania. Charlotte ist überglücklich, endlich darf sie in das Paradies der Gelehrsamkeit ziehen. An dieser bedeutendsten Universität des Landes wird sie erstmals auf Gleichgesinnte treffen, die wie sie die Welt zu durchdringen suchen. Doch kaum hat sie voller Idealismus ihr Studium begonnen, wird ihr klar, was an diesem Olymp des Wissens wirklich zählt: schicke Klamotten, sich bis zur Besinnungslosigkeit besaufen und natürlich Sex. In ihrer Naivität hätte Charlotte das nie für möglich gehalten, denn sie – ganz die Tochter ihrer religiösen Mutter – ist selbstverständlich noch Jungfrau. Doch schon bald umwerben sie drei Männer: ein verkopfter „Nerd“, der die Welt revolutionieren möchte; ein „Anabolika-Trottel“, der einzige weiße Basketballspieler im Uni-Team; und ein auf seinen Vorteil bedachter Schönling. Charlotte erwählt den Falschen – und braucht lange, um wie ein Phönix aus der Asche ihres Selbstverlusts aufzusteigen. Tom Wolfe, Amerikas Mr. Zeitgeist, legt in diesem rasanten und überaus amüsanten Campusroman den gegenwärtig in den USA tobenden Kulturkampf zwischen dem Konservatismus im Süden und dem Liberalismus an der Ost- und Westküste bloß, präzise , schonungslos und voller Allgemeingültigkeit. ICH BIN CHARLOTTE SIMMONS ist nichts weniger als eine „Great American Novel“, verfasst in einer atemlos genialischen Sprache.

Interaction Our Way

...A Portrait of Success

Author: The Goodens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469196085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

View: 7656

Interaction Our Way is a portrait of shared and human action resulting in successful careers and lives for the five Gooden siblingsVince, Mike, Steve, Linda, and Duane. Their unique Plans illustrate how they interact with education, religion, military, health care, government and the workplace. Their careers range from CEO to Technical Specialist and their educational levels include Doctorate, Masters, and Certificates. They attribute their success to having a solid foundation, perseverance, and knowledge. They reveal that there have been bumps in the road, challenges, and even adversity; however they overcame them by strategic interaction in the organization they participated. For them failure has not been an option and they provide recommendations for success to inspire and encourage others to follow.

What Makes Kids Kick at Home

Author: Fran Kick

Publisher: Instruction+Design Concepts

ISBN: 1591990165

Category: Child development

Page: 207

View: 1165

Dreaming of Eden

American Religion and Politics in a Wired World

Author: S. Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113478

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 3795

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

Postmodern Children's Ministry

Author: Ivy Beckwith

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863465

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 383

This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.

Offer Them Life

A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision

Author: Dan W. Dunn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621897796

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 1364

In this book Dan Dunn proposes that the biblical theme of life is extremely important and thus provides a helpful foundation for the theory and practice of evangelism. He makes a strong case for Christ-followers to embrace a life-based evangelistic vision as a way to help non-believers choose the full and vibrant life that God intends for them in Jesus. While making this strong case, he also urges readers to avoid casting aside other evangelistic visions (such as those based on discipleship, the kingdom, forgiveness, atonement, etc.). Instead, he invites us to add a life-based evangelistic vision to the possibilities available to us for helping people choose to follow Jesus and thus experience the life He makes possible for them.

Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education

Author: Donald E. Heller,Madeleine d'Ambrosio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848445040

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7166

This is a fascinating book. Higher Education Review The Baby Boom generation did much to drive the transformation of American higher education that occurred in the 1960s. That extraordinary impact has invited many to think about how succeeding generations have challenged and will continue to challenge the assumptions and practices of educational institutions. This volume explores the significance of this generational perspective through observations from a variety of practitioners and observers of higher education. With stances ranging from unbridled enthusiasm to measured skepticism about the significance of generational change, these authors are sure to provide new insights to any thoughtful reader. Michael S. McPherson, President, The Spencer Foundation, US Our industry is extremely people intensive, so that understanding generational differences may be more important for us than for other industries. This book carefully portrays these generational differences and explores their implications for higher education. Catharine Bond Hill, President, Vassar College, US Generational Shockwaves is a must read for all of us in higher education who spend so much of our time working to enhance the educational and social success of our students as well as the scholarly and teaching success of our faculty. After reviewing this volume, no one can continue to support what too many in higher education still practice a one size fits all approach to the challenges we confront. Herman A. Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra University, US This volume offers a sort of cultural seismography of higher education in the early 21st century. This is the most comprehensive and thoughtful treatment I have seen of an inexorable and tectonic trend that will challenge the status quo in profound and unprecedented ways. David W. Leslie, Chancellor Professor of Education Emeritus, The College of William & Mary, US This volume, part of the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education, is based on a national conference convened by the Institute in November 2007. The generational issues that were the focus of the conference raise both risks and opportunities with the potential to profoundly affect our cultural environment, both inside and outside academe. Baby Boomers, in their roles as students, parents, professors and administrators, transformed the American higher education system. As Boomers near retirement, Generation X and the Millennials are building on those contributions and making their own impacts. This volume sheds light on a current front-burner issue in higher education: managing the melding of generations, each with its unique needs and approaches to teaching and learning. The result of discussions among presidents, provosts, and other senior-level leaders from the higher education community, as well as the scholarship of leading academics, this lucid and engaging volume addresses intergenerational shifts and their wide-ranging implications for higher education including relevant risks and opportunities for consideration by campus leaders. The type of institution represented in these discussions ranges from small teaching-focused institutions to community colleges and large comprehensive research institutions. The authors offer senior leadership a deeper understanding of these generational challenges and opportunities and provide them with new and actionable information to enhance decision-making and inform strategic planning. They offer scholars new research questions to examine and provide insights to enhance effective reporting on higher education issues. Higher education presidents, chancellors, provosts, CFOs, faculty, researchers and policymakers will find this volume to be of significant value.

Civic Life in the Information Age

Politics, Technology, and Generation X

Author: Stefanie Sanford

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 113732581X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Defyingthe general belief that American citizenship is in decline, Sanford claims that Generation X is actually taking positions of civic leadership and authority as Baby Boomers retire. By exploring the traditional instrument of social capital, civic culture and political science,she attempts to make us understand more appropriately this maligned generation.

Strategic Organizational Communication

In a Global Economy

Author: Charles Conrad,Marshall Scott Poole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118179692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 6692

Surveying a wide variety of disciplines, this fully-revised 7th edition offers a sophisticated and engaging treatment of the rapidly expanding field of organizational communication Places organizations and organizational communication within a broader social, economic, and cultural context Applies a global perspective throughout, including thoughtful consideration of non-Western forms of leadership, as well as global economic contexts Offers a level of sophistication and integration of ideas from a variety of disciplines that makes this treatment definitive Updated in the seventh edition: Coverage of recent events and their ethical dimensions, including the bank crisis and bailouts in the US and UK Offers a nuanced, in-depth discussion of technology, and a new chapter on organizational change Includes new and revised case studies for a fresh view on perennial topics, incorporating a global focus throughout Online Instructors' Manual, including sample syllabi, tips for using the case studies, test questions, and supplemental case studies

Children, Teens, Families, and Mass Media

The Millennial Generation

Author: Rose M. Kundanis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135624275

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 9449

This text provides a survey of the relationship between children and those mass media found in the home--radio, television, and the Internet. Using a theory-based approach, with attention to developmental, gender, ethnic, and generational differences, author Rose M. Kundanis explores the nature of these relationships and their influences on children and families, looking at the experiences children have at various developmental ages and across generations. She reviews children's own experiences with media and examines the variety of effects that can operate due to children's perceptions at different ages, including fear, aggression, and sexuality. The text includes theory and research from mass communication, developmental psychology, education, and other areas, representing the broad spectrum of influences at work. Features of this text include: *side-bar interviews with teens who work in media and people who develop policy or programming for children's media; *in-depth explanations of the Generational Theory and the Developmental Theory as they apply to children and the media, plus a survey of other applicable theories; *description of the key points of the Children's Television Act of 1990, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and other relevant legislation; and *questions and activities to extend the exploration of topics. This text will help students develop a critical understanding of the relationship of children and the media; the variables affecting and influencing children's response to media; the theories that explain and predict this relationship; and the ways in which children use the media and can develop media literacy. It is appropriate for courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, including children and media, media literacy, mass communication and society, and media processes and effects, as well as special topics courses in education, communication, and psychology.

Lost in Transition

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

Author: Christian Smith,Kari Christoffersen,Hilary Davidson,Patricia Snell Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911525

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5008

Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.

Rising Stars

Developing Millennial Women as Leaders

Author: Elisabeth Kelan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230294014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 2632

ENSURE GENERATION Y WOMEN REACH THE TOP IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONMany organizations believe that the Millennial generation is paving the way for innovation, yet employers struggle to understand what makes this generation tick. Alongside this issue, in spite of decades of equal opportunities legislation in the Western world, women are still scarce in the most senior positions in organizations. This has led to heated debates about the merit of quotas for women on boards and in senior roles. Yet these issues are very rarely considered as one. Understanding how gender and generation work together is vi.