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Zero Hour For Gen X

Author : Matthew Hennessey
ISBN : 9781594039959
Genre : History
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In Zero Hour for Gen X, Matthew Hennessey calls on his generation, Generation X, to take a stand against tech-obsessed millennials, apathetic baby boomers, utopian Silicon Valley “visionaries,” and the menace to top them all: the soft totalitarian conspiracy known as the Internet of Things. Soon Gen Xers will be the only cohort of Americans who remember life as it was lived before the arrival of the Internet. They are, as Hennessey dubs them, “the last adult generation,” the sole remaining link to a time when childhood was still a bit dangerous but produced adults who were naturally resilient. More than a decade into the social media revolution, the American public is waking up to the idea that the tech sector’s intentions might not be as pure as advertised. The mountains of money being made off our browsing habits and purchase histories are used to fund ever-more extravagant and utopian projects that, by their very natures, will corrode the foundations of free society, leaving us all helpless and digitally enslaved to an elite crew of ultra-sophisticated tech geniuses. But it’s not too late to turn the tide. There’s still time for Gen X to write its own future. A spirited defense of free speech, eye contact, and the virtues of patience, Zero Hour for Gen X is a cultural history of the last 35 years, an analysis of the current social and historical moment, and a generational call to arms.
Category: History

X Saves The World

Author : Jeff Gordinier
ISBN : 0670018589
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the generation that came of age between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials, providing a tribute to its cultural, technological, and political contributions, from Yahoo! and Lollapalooza to Nirvana and Woodstock '94.
Category: Social Science

Generation X

Author : Douglas Coupland
ISBN : 031205436X
Genre : Fiction
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The story of three friends deals with the problems faced by the post baby boom generation and is accompanied by definitions of terms reflecting modern social trends
Category: Fiction

What S Next Gen X

Author : Tamara J. Erickson
ISBN : 9781422156155
Genre : Business & Economics
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You're a member of Generation X-the 30-to-44 age cohort. And you've drawn the short stick when it comes to work. The economy has been stacked against you from the beginning. Worse, you're sandwiched between Boomers (with their constant back-patting blather and refusal to retire) and Gen Y's (with their relentless confidence and demands for attention). You're stuck in the middle-of your life and between two huge generations that dote on each other. But you can move forward in your career. In What's Next, Gen X? Tamara Erickson shows how. She explains the forces affecting attitudes and behaviors in each generation-Boomer, X, and Y-so you can start relating more productively with bosses, peers, and employees. Erickson then assesses Gen X's progress in life so far and analyzes the implications of organizational and technological changes for your professional future. She lays out a powerful framework for shaping a satisfying, meaningful career, revealing how to: -Identify work that matches what you care most about -Succeed in a corporate career or an entrepreneurial venture -Spot and seize newly emerging professional opportunities -Use your unique capabilities to become an effective leader Provocative and engaging, What's Next, Gen X? helps you break free from the middle and chart a fulfilling course for the years ahead.
Category: Business & Economics

Now We Are 40

Author : Tiffanie Darke
ISBN : 9780008185343
Genre : Performing Arts
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What happened to Generation X? Millenials dominate our Facebook feeds and people bang on about the baby boomers – but what about us? The lost generation, the middle youth, the middle child of today. Are we still cool?
Category: Performing Arts

Gen X Revolution

Author : Christine John
ISBN : 0692297111
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Generation X was meant to change the world. Christine Lee John provides a step by step guide on how to begin for a generation who never sleeps and does not have time to put food on the table. Start changing the world by learning to slow down and use mindfulness and intention to heal yourself and those around you. Work, play, eat and live with purpose. Become a part of the "slacker" generation who changes the way the world thinks. Follow the simple steps in this book to join the movement that will put an end to the pursuit of property and begin the pursuit of happiness. It's time for Generation X to mindfully pull together and unite. Slowing down is the first step.

A Generation Of Sociopaths

Author : Bruce Cannon Gibney
ISBN : 9780316395809
Genre : Political Science
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In his "remarkable" (Men's Journal) and "controversial" (Fortune) book -- written in a "wry, amusing style" (The Guardian) -- Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations. Acting without empathy, prudence, or respect for facts--acting, in other words, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, and bipartisan fiasco. The Boomers have set a time bomb for the 2030s, when damage to Social Security, public finances, and the environment will become catastrophic and possibly irreversible--and when, not coincidentally, Boomers will be dying off. Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America.
Category: Political Science

Passed Over And Pissed Off

Author : Mia Mulrennan
ISBN : 099654500X
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In Passed Over and Pissed Off, Dr. Mia Mulrennan reveals that Generation X is fed up and frustrated. Corporate America has turned a deaf ear for too long. Baby Boomers have retained their positions of power longer than anyone anticipated, and are now focusing their attention on grooming the Millennials in order to "leave a legacy" before they retire. Sandwiched between two behemoth generations, the members of Generation X are the outnumbered, seldom-mentioned, underdog generation. Many Gen Xers are tired of patiently waiting for their turn to lead, languishing in non-leadership roles, nose to the grindstone, doing everything right, but feeling overlooked and unappreciated. They have been patiently waiting, but they aren't going to wait forever. Can we stand a Gen-Xodus?

Millennials Rising

Author : Neil Howe
ISBN : 9780307557940
Genre : Social Science
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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.
Category: Social Science

Not Everyone Gets A Trophy

Author : Bruce Tulgan
ISBN : 9781119190752
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Based on more than a decade of research, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy reframes Millennials at a time when many employers are struggling to engage, develop, and retain them. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, Revised and Updated provides proven, step-by-step best practices for getting Millennials onboard and up-to-speed--giving them the context they lack, teaching them how to manage themselves and how to be managed, and turning the very best into new leaders. This book is the essential guide for winning the talent wars and managing Millennials. This new revised and updated edition includes: - New focus on all millennials, which include Generations X, Y, and Z - New preface about the incredible generational shift under way in the workforce now and the critical nature of this issue now - Updated case studies and examples - New research on first-wave and second-wave of the Millennials"--
Category: Business & Economics