Why 2030 Will Look Nothing Like 1995

If you think the past quarter century has been transformative, buckle up buttercup. Yesterday (May 19, 2021) Microsoft announced that it’s scrapping the Internet browser Explorer–once the standard browser on most non-Apple computers. Born on August 16, 1995, Explorer is now done. It was just 25 years old. In the 2020s, we’ll see a flood…

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Geraldo’s Vault Comes Up Empty

America tuned in, by the millions, for this true “reality television” moment. It was unscripted made-for-ratings television. Geraldo Rivera had made a name for himself as a no-nonsense commentator on American culture and politics for ABC News. He had his own talk show that drew modestly good ratings. On this date, Rivera’s image was tarnished.…

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Technolution: How Tech Has Always Changed Culture (and Always Will)

Technology is starting a new trend called Technolution

Society changes. Society evolves. Society advances. Technology changes. If you lived in 1400 A.D., life was harsh and short Diseases, viruses, and plagues wiped out whole communities. A family rarely traveled more than a day’s walk. Nearly everyone worked a farm. Wheat, rye, and barley were staple foods. Mysticism, folklore, and Catholic religion guided a family—which…

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What Goes Around Comes Around: How We View Younger Generations

What goes around comes around in GenTech

They’re lazy, entitled, arrogant, non-committal, and disrespectful. That’s how many older people view the youth of today. In a 2019 survey of over 900 leaders, Carey Nieuwhof tapped into the frustration of many elders today.[1] Today’s younger generations are glued to their smartphone, lack loyalty to the company line and want now what took other people…

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Frames and Names: Getting Generations Right

Framed generations

When it comes to generations, fuzzy thinking abounds. Just how long is a generation and what do we call it? For the past thirty years, we’ve cast the generations as Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X (1965-1980), Millennials (1981-1995) and Gen Z (1996-?). But those names and frames are highly disputed in the research. The U.S.…

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Why I Wrote GenTech (1.5 minute read)

I’ve been writing books since I was five years old. My first book was about a rabbit. I even illustrated it with my own drawings…then sold it to my grandma for a quarter. She said it was pretty good! While at university, I wrote three self-published books that covered my rent and paid my groceries.…

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