Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557944

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6705

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: 7338

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.

Ich bin Charlotte Simmons

Roman

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138337

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 8677

„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.

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: 2348

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: 5925

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: 5259

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.

Generation X

Geschichten für eine immer schneller werdende Kultur. Roman

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216145

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4436

Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.

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: 4671

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: 1105

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.

Interaction Our Way

...A Portrait of Success

Author: The Goodens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469196085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

View: 7872

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: 6857

Millennials on Board

The Impact of the Rising Generation on the Workplace

Author: Rachel I. Reiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979937347

Category: Generation Y

Page: 176

View: 8267

Dreaming of Eden

American Religion and Politics in a Wired World

Author: S. Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113478

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 4037

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.

Das Geheimnis der verlorenen Zeit

Author: John Wray

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644047510

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 7952

«Das Geheimnis der verlorenen Zeit» ist einer der megalomanischsten Romane der jüngeren amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte: ein gewitzter, raffinierter Mix aus Wissenschaft, Philosophie, Pop und Unterhaltung. Ein wilder Abenteuertrip, vom Wien der Jahrhundertwende bis ins Manhattan der Gegenwart, von der ersten Dimension in die vierte. Eingeschlossen in einer Blase angehaltener Zeit sitzt der junge Waldemar Tolliver in einem vermüllten Apartment am Central Park in New York und versucht, Herr seiner Geschichte zu werden. (Aber vielleicht hat er auch nur zu viel Science-Fiction gelesen.) Über hundert Jahre Familiengeschichte muss er erforschen und verstehen, um wieder in die Welt zurückkehren zu können. (Glaubt er.) Ein grandioses Panorama breitet sich aus: Waldemars Urgroßvater, Produzent eingelegter Gurken und Hobbyphysiker aus dem k.u.k. Znaim, war dem Geheimnis der Zeit auf der Spur. Nein, besser noch: dem Geheimnis menschlicher Reisen durch die Zeit! Leider gingen die Unterlagen bei einem dummen Unfall mit einem Automobil verloren. Drei Generationen von Tollivers – Genies, Kriminelle, Verlierer, Visionäre – ruhen fortan nicht, das Geheimnis zu lüften, obwohl bald ein deutscher Patentamtsangestellter namens Einstein mit ganz ähnlichen Theorien Schlagzeilen machen wird ... Um es mit Jonathan Lethem zu sagen: «John Wray ist die nächste Welle der amerikanischen Literatur.»

MILLENNIAL WORLD

Author: Andrew Rosenstein

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781619614758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 2763

Millennials are a generation unlike any other: constantly connected, tech-savvy, unwaveringly authentic, incredibly diverse, and completely misunderstood. Their upbringing in a world of digital wonders is often viewed as a flaw when, in fact, it makes them one of the most innovative, adaptable, and powerful peer groups the world has ever seen. 17-year-old entrepreneur Andrew Rosenstein knows first-hand the potential millennials have to succeed in business. Despite a learning disability, he has launched his own successful companies and gained the friendship and guidance of top CEOs-all before even graduating high school. Now, Rosenstein shares his own fascinating story, as well as practical advice, inspiring examples, and extraordinary insight on how the plugged-in generation has an unprecedented ability to connect, learn, change, and make a difference. Whether you're a millennial looking to leverage your unique skills into a successful career or a business hoping to reach, understand, and tap into the strength of a rising generation, A Millennial World is a compact manifesto guaranteed to change your view of millennials and the incredible new business world they are inspiring.

Postmodern Children's Ministry

Author: Ivy Beckwith

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863465

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5159

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.

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: 9786

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

View: 8474

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: 9155

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