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Vote for us to Debunk Myths About Millennials at SXSW

POSTED ON August 11th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

This post is all about me asking for YOUR VOTE so we can bring our Millennial Think Tank panel to SXSW.  Here’s why I think we should go: If you haven’t watched one of our Millennial Think Tank episodes on G+ every Thursday, here is the why and the what: After hearing from my Millennial […]

Millennial Think Tank: The Impact of Technology on Privacy. A Millennial Perspective

POSTED ON August 10th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

When we decided to put the topic of Privacy on last week’s agenda, both Hessie Jones and I thought that our panel would be deeply concerned, possibly even afraid of how much of their personal privacy was exposed online. What we discovered is  that our panel is certainly concerned, but definitely far more sophisticated in how they […]

Millennial Think Tank: Gen Y and Entrepreneurship

POSTED ON August 3rd  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

This week our Think Tank was jam packed with lots of brainpower, so I’ll get right to the introduction of our all Millennial panel: Daniel Herbert,  Co-Founder of Daniel Newman,, Broadsuite, Ignite Learning Partners Joe Cardillo,  Deputy Director at New Mexico Compass, and Content and Analytics specialist. Eze Redwood, Operational Strategy at U-Hoops, […]

Boomers, Busters and Back To The Future

POSTED ON July 31st  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

Doc bursts onto the scene in the time travelling DeLorean and exclaims, “Marty … something has to be done about your kids!” …. This perhaps not so famous line was uttered by Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in Back to the Future Part 2 (BTTF2), about how Marty McFly’s (Michael J. Fox) unborn offspring will […]

Millennial Think Tank: The Enormous Debt Burden, Higher Education Cost, and its Impact

POSTED ON July 27th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

Last Thursday on our weekly Millennial Think Tank Hangout we tackled the issue of the enormous debt burden Gen Y is saddled with, due in large part to the high cost of education. Before I introduce last week’s Tank Members, I’ll frame the discussion with the facts: Since 1982 college tuition fees have increased by 439% The […]

Millennial Think Tank: Do Brand Ethics Affect their Purchasing Decisions?

POSTED ON July 20th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

This week we posed the question of Brand Ethics and their impact on purchasing decisions at our think tank; what we came away with was the reality that there are a lot of factors that effect whether our Millennials purchase a specific brand. Ethics are just one part of that decision. Before I delve into the substance, I’ll introduce […]

There’s a Storm Brewing Between Gen X and Gen Y

POSTED ON July 8th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

If you watched our Millennial Think Tank Hangout last week, you heard members of Gen Y push back hard against the notion that they were ‘entitled,’ or in need of validation more than those that came before them. If you listened closely, you also heard that when they spoke of ‘the generations before them,’ they […]

The First Millennial Think Tank: What We Learned When We Asked THEM

POSTED ON July 6th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

If you missed the first edition of our Millennial Think Tank, it was an eye opening and thought provoking experience. Despite some technical and domestic pet related issues (broadcasting from a home with an English Bull Terrier and Fireworks outside was not my wisest move), it was a very worthwhile hour. I’ve embedded it below if […]

Millennial Matters: Introducing Our Think Tank

POSTED ON June 29th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

If you’ve been following this series you know that, after some push back by Millennials, I’ve been focusing on engaging with GenY-ers directly… trying to think and behave like a digital native myself. It’s become apparent that in order to market to Millennials with empathy, it’s necessary to cast aside so many of the sweeping […]