“The future has its own form of gravity that pulls us toward it faster and faster: it’s called technology.” 100% agree. Technology has been the greatest catalyst to fundamentally changing how we live, work, and play. Technology is pulling us into the future at warp speed (whether we like it or not) and it’s rewriting the rules at every turn. Preparation for the ride is imperative.
The opening statement is a quote from Thomas Koulopoulos & Dan Keldsen’s book, “The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business.” A book that provides a mind-bending view of why we will need to embrace Generation Z (the post-Millennial generation) as the last, best hope for taking on the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities, and how you can prepare yourself and your business for the greatest era of disruption, prosperity, and progress the world has ever experienced. Read more
Podcast interviewing is an art, no matter what side of the microphone you’re on. While I’m no expert when it comes to interviewing, I have learned a lot on my 2 year journey as the host of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast. Here are a few of my best tips for becoming a strong podcast interviewer.
1) Scout Selectively
Great interviews require great interviewees. Don’t settle for lackluster guests. Consider the speakers you see at a conference that possess ripe knowledge and palpable passion. Reach out to authors or bloggers who have influential ideas surrounding your podcast topic. Be intentional with your scouting. Read more
It isn’t just start-ups that are taking advantage of the millennial knack for tech. Giants like Google and Facebook direct a large portion of their recruiting efforts towards getting first picks on fresh grad talent.
With a lot of positive attention coming their way, it’s not surprising that in addition to “hip” work cultures, “blue chip” companies are increasingly considering them as a valuable asset. The tired and true are turning to the young and new to replace the Boomers soon to retire en masse.