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Understanding What It Means to Be a Millennial

By on Nov 30, 2011 | 4 comments

Share On GoogleShare On FacebookShare On Twitter founder Justin Kan wrote a recent TechCrunch guest post describing the current state of employment for the millennial generation.

Here were a few of his talking points that begin to describe what it’s like to be part of Generation Y.

Embracing Innovation

Innovation takes place when some courageous individual defies popular belief and begins operating in a completely different manner than anybody else in their marketplace.

Think it’s a mystery why consumers jumped up and gobbled the iPod when it first came out, even though Apple was years behind the competition in releasing an MP3 playing device?

That Box and DropBox surpassed SharePoint as the most widely used cloud storage solutions in less than five years?

Absolutely Not!

The chiefs at Apple, Box & DropBox set out with a vision that was bigger in scope that their existing market. The absolute disregard for the state of their current industry led them to take actions, create products and push consumers in ways that nobody else could have predicted.

Instead of following a set of broken rules established by an elder generation that could no longer support their existence, these companies offered their products and services in ways that had never been thought of before.

So What Does This Mean For You?

It means you should dedicate some time to reevaluate the way that your life is headed.

Ask yourself a few simple questions:

We, the Millennial, are one hell of a generation. It’s time to show the world what we’re made of by re-writing the rules.



  1. Laura Kimball

    December 3, 2011

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    Hi Mike, awesome recap! I love how you responded to Justin’s article and took it one step further by asking us, the Millennials, if we like where our life is going and what we’re going to do about it — that’s what’s great about us, we make things happen.

    As I tweeted with you, I wrote a recap about Justin’s article and the New York Times article, “Generation Sell” that inspired it. Here’s the link, would love to know your thoughts, too:

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