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The Meaning Economy | Scott Tanksley

The Meaning Economy | Scott Tanksley

 

 

Much has been written about Millennials. Scott Tanksley offers a fresh perspective: how their ability to connect, care, and collaborate is becoming the next generation of marketplace, business, and social awareness. 
 
Scott is the Founder of Authentity, a company turning “do good” sentiment into strategy by illuminating authentic connections a company can make with its stakeholders. Part of Light Civic Accelerator, Authentity has worked with Fortune 100 companies to those just beginning their efforts. Previously, Scott founded Meals With A Mission, a grassroots giving initiative featured in Fast Company, and spent chapters in corporate real estate and ministry.

The Millennial Youth Opportunity: Uncapping Next-Level Global Prosperity

The Millennial Youth Opportunity: Uncapping Next-Level Global Prosperity

 

CEO Muhtar Kent discusses Coca-Cola’s perspective on how businesses can capture the opportunities of our generation, as well as Coca-Cola’s sustainability and women’s economic empowerment initiatives. 

What do 7 Billion people do?

What do 7 Billion people do?

What do 7 Billion people do?

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

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Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

In her book “The Defining Decade,” Meg Jay suggests that many twentysomethings feel trivialized during what is actually the most transformative — and defining — period of our adult lives.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER?

Lately it feels as if 25 is just a bit too young to get serious. In her psychology practice, and her book The Defining Decade, clinical psychologist Meg Jay suggests that many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation about what Time magazine calls the “Me Me Me Generation.” The rhetoric that “30 is the new 20,” she suggests, trivializes what is actually the most transformative period of our adult lives.

Drawing from more than ten years of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, Jay weaves science together with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories. The result is a provocative, poignant read that shows us why, far from being an irrelevant downtime, our twenties are a developmental sweetspot that comes only once.  Our twenties are a time when the things we do — and the things we don’t do — will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come.

Jay is a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, and in twentysomethings in particular. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She spent her own early twentysomething years as an Outward Bound instructor.

“A four-alarm call for the 50 million 20-somethings in America.”  Kirkus Reviews

 

A Few Kind Words: Stephen Graham

A Few Kind Words: Stephen Graham

Maple Leaf Foods Chief Marketing Officer, Stephen Graham talks at TEDxWakeForestU on February 23, 2013. His talk titled A Few Kind Words shares his brand model can be used to both strengthen corporate and personal connections.

 

Understanding the intersection of gender, generation and leadership

Understanding the intersection of gender, generation and leadership

The 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Event Perspectives from Dr. Elisabeth Kelan on understanding the intersection of gender, generation and leadership. You can visit www.pwc.com/IWD to learn more about Dr. Kelan’s book and read, watch or listen to further resources that PwC International have created specifically to support International Women’s Day 2013, with the theme: Gender, generation and leadership: supporting the millennial woman craft her career.

 

Baby boomers and social technology

Baby boomers and social technology

A look at how baby boomers are adapting to social media and smart phone technologies. Dan Simon reports.

 

Canada’s Start-ups Fueled by Boomers

Baby Boomers: The Sandwich Generation

A noticable trend is increasing whereby many Baby Boomers are becoming known as “The Sandwich Generation”. This is due to their lifestyle where they have dependent adult children living at home as well as dependent senior parents.