Tag Archives: Millennial

Ready Player One: And My Love of Video Games

220px-Ready_Player_One_coverReady Player One, written by Ernest Cline, consumed all of my available attention from start to finish. I was transported to a captivating dystopia where the real world decayed and the general population spent their lives jacked into the Oasis, a virtual reality world based on Video games and 80’s pop culture, searching for the fortune of the designer and creator, hidden deep inside.

Published in August of 2011, It quickly joined the ranks of the New York Times Best Seller list.  Warner Bros. bought the rights to the movie before the book was even published. The genuine writing style and nerdy characters quickly drew me in.  I felt like one of them. I got to relive aspects of my childhood long buried. I highly recommend the novel, to anyone who has struggled to explain how immersing themselves into an rpg or platform video game was a formative part of their growth as an imaginative individual. I will not spoil the book! Just want to talk about games and growing up. GO READ IT! Continue reading

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CNN Criticizes Existing Millennial Journalism

I love this biting opinion piece run by CNN about how Millennials seem to be getting a lot of bad press lately. The fact that it is a comic is even better. Matt Bors was born in 1983 and was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in editorial cartooning. He regularly tweets stuff on Twitter and has a new book out: “Life Begins At Incorporation.” Please check out his post on CNN and his personal site! Continue reading

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BYODiscussion: Millennials talk BYOD with Generation X and Y

WorkingWith-615x400On December 18th, an employee resource group for the Millennial generation hosted the first of many “Bring Your Own Discussion (BYOD)” Lunch and Learns at work.  With J&J working on implementing its BYOD strategy in 2013, the topic was, fittingly, Bring Your Own Device.

Millennials are often labeled as inseparable from their technology. Several leading industry studies and articles believe that this new generation will demand BYOD programs, and challenge traditional work environments to change the way we work to meet this need.

BYOD means different things to different people, and the key to keeping afloat in the BYOD discussion is understanding what problem you are trying to solve.  Interestingly enough, different generations have different expectations for this BYOD program.  All are valid, but which will we tackle? Continue reading

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