Investing for the next generation

Investing for the next generation

Posted On August 21, 2014

Financial advisors are struggling to find the best way to connect with young investors. According to Forbes, younger generations are taking matters into their own hands – creating businesses that adapt to the Millennial way of thinking. These savvy entrepreneurs are taking the principles of DIY investing and marrying them…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials

A few words on business clutter

Posted On August 19, 2014

An article in The Economist this month got me thinking about how different generations value time. The piece talks about three types of business clutter – organizational clutter, meeting clutter and email clutter. None of these is a shocking revelation to anyone who works in a large organization. The demands…

Categories: Workplace

Texting while driving…golf carts

Posted On August 14, 2014

Golf courses have a problem. Young professionals simply aren’t hitting the links with the same regularity as their Xer and Boomer predecessors. The New York Times reports that in 2013, only 22 percent of travelers under 33 played golf when they stayed at a resort, compared with 42 percent of…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, Product Design

Frustrated by a lack of initiative from young employees? Blame the rubric.

Posted On August 12, 2014

One of the recurring themes in my discussions about working with Millennials is that you can’t hold them accountable for what they don’t know they should do. And one of the frequent counterarguments is that they need to think for themselves, show a little initiative. A college professor recently shared…

Categories: iGen, Parenting

Millennials waxing nostalgic

Posted On August 7, 2014

A friend told me about the new Miranda Lambert tune and it made me chuckle. At the ripe old age of 30 years, Lambert is a Millennial. Yet here she is singing about the good old days of hard work and paying your dues. And I did my homework with…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

Gen X – stuck in the middle again

Posted On August 5, 2014

The numbers show it. And so do the conversations. Generation X is stuck in the middle. In “10 things Generation X won’t tell you” MarketWatch author Quentin Fottrell delivers a fairly thorough assessment of why Gen X is “poor, ignored and jaded.” Gen X numbers roughly half to two-thirds of…

Categories: Generation X, Succession Planning, Work, Workplace