Xennials and Gen Z, our bridge to the future

The world wasn’t a safe place between 1978 – 1983.  We still let kids play outside till dark.  We didn’t have GPS.  There were no cell phones or websites.  Kid’s born between those years grew up on Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, MTV and HBO.  Our parents didn’t unite through Facebook groups, nor did they teach us about being “triggered” or “woke”.  We had nearly no rules, and endless freedom to do whatever we wanted.  Today, we talk to each other about how fucked up and funny things were when we were kids, but to our therapists, we just talk about how fucked up things were.  We lived in a world built by The Silent Generation, stolen by the Boomers, sold by Gen X and survived to tell the tale.  And now, like Obiwan Kenobi, we’re your only hope!

Computers. The Internet. Cell Phones. Social Media.

These 4 things caused the biggest shift in humanity…EVER. They’re the reason our kids have unhealthy interpersonal relationships and dopamine addictions.  They’re what empowers another generation to spread false information (or hate). They’re the catalyst behind almost every change to the world in the last 20 years.

Our link to a world prior to computers, the Internet, mobile phones and social media is dwindling.  Gen Z can only be bridged to the analog world by one micro generation.  A small group of people who grew up in a world without computers, lived through the digital transformation of the 90’s and were thrust into the workforce alongside ‘boomers and Gen X’ers.  Rejoice…Xennials are here to save the day. (We Hope…)

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15 Traits Tech Leaders Are Looking For In New Team Members

Our business isn’t judged on successes, but how we handle failures. Expertise in problem management and solution augmentation is immensely valuable. We can only demonstrate value and partnership when we help our clients recover from realistic issues that arise in field deployment. The world isn’t a perfect place. Being able to work in imperfect environments is crucial for our business.

~ Tom Roberto

 

See the full article here, on Forbes.

Empathy in a Digital Age

In world of Facebook feeds, Snapchats, big data and analytics, your needs are furthest from focus. Today’s technology has made humans more efficient than any living creator before us. We can communicate at the speed of light and share knowledge spanning generations. You’d think with all this processing power, we’d have the understanding and tools to empower anyone to realize success. Yet when you look around, all you’ll see is negativity, de-personalization and the stripping of everything that makes us human.

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