Generational differences: Let’s talk about this less, OK?

Generational Differences

Breathless discussion of “what millennials want” or “how to market to Gen Z” usually gets us nowhere. Continue Reading


The basic life path is changing, and we should address that

I got this idea from here. Let’s look at the “standard first-world life path:” Pretty simple, yes? You start in a “safety net” — meaning your parents are economically responsible for you, then you learn (K-12, college), and then you leave… Continue Reading


Looks like millennials aren’t buying homes

Got that from here, which also has this chart: If you take those two charts together, here’s what you get:

Baby Boomers’ final act: Save entrepreneurship

Baby Boomers and Entrepreneurship

Alright, so … it’s possible that entrepreneurship is dying. We’ve been seeing stats about that for years, give or take. You can choose to believe that or not believe that. Let’s say, for a second, that you do. If so, what or whom can save… Continue Reading


Standard hierarchy is the lowest form of respect

Hierarchy In Organizations

You ever get into discussions with people at work and they invariably say something like, “Well, if I ran stuff…” We’ve all done this. I have, probably more times than I can count. For a frame of reference there, I’m 34 and… Continue Reading

Look at this “try to live and work in San Francisco” stat

Top 25 U.S. Cities for Jobs

Glassdoor came out with one of those “Best Cities For Jobs” reports recently, and then Fast Company went and deep-dove on it. Let’s actually start with the chart of the top 25 or so cities, because I feel that would be a helpful… Continue Reading


What if “the flexibility stigma” cripples the U.S. economically?

The Flexibility Stigma

Here’s one study — and yes, it’s just one — and here’s the corresponding summary and analysis at Harvard Business Review. If you can’t figure out what “the flexibility stigma” might be on face, let me briefly explain: people want more flexibility about their… Continue Reading


Is it possible that digital natives (millennials) will be better multitaskers?

Millennials and Multitasking

I almost jammed a pencil right in my cornea before I wrote another article talking about assumptions regarding millennials, because by now I think most of us realize those are all bullshit and may not come true in the way… Continue Reading