But it’s hard to remember–we haven’t heard a lot about them recently. A few short years ago businesses were worried about how they could find, hire, inspire, and retain Gen Y’ers. Worried headlines asked what the future would look like with a transient, pleasure-seeking, generation interviewing for jobs they didn’t even want. Now, look up “Generation Y” in any news feed and you’ll get outlandish stories (How Generation Y Can End Hunger) and obvious ones (Gen Y: The Social Innovation Generation).
Just look at Craigslist.com founded by Craig Newmark. The bare-bones classified site, run by roughly 30 employees, attracts more traffic then Amazon.com and Ebay.com. What makes jaws drop is Craig Newmark’s leadership style that embraces molasses-like growth over expansion.
- Need help with social media? Here is a A to Z guide. Literally.
- Great look at ‘evil leaders’ and how they manage to stay alive in some organizations.
- Cloud computing will change the face of business. Great insight and video.
- In this video, BBC diary doctor, Tom Coffey, talks about the new, younger, face of alcoholism in Britain.
- Top 5 ways to keep in touch with your team. I’d add humor.
- It’s not what you say, it’s how cocky you are. Confidence beats expertise study finds.
- Lesson’s from the G.M. bankruptcy….that I hope we can learn.
- Interview with one of Tiananmen Square’s student leaders. 1989 still is at the center of Chinese political thought.
- Who’s looking for leaders right now? These guys.
- Will colleges be the next bubble to burst?
- Too big to fail…or not. Wall Street Journal opinion piece takes a sharp look at big government.
- Should course credit be given to students taking creative writing courses? What do the classes teach?
- Children’s book author, Roald Dahl, lost a daughter to measles. Here’s what he said about it 23 years ago.
- ‘Is Craigslist as ruthless as Wal-mart?’ Craigslist doesn’t even try to make a profit!
- P.J. O’Rourke knows why G.M. failed. They lost their style. They lost the ability to make us dream.