We are all bombarded by content about millennials - how they study, work, buy, socialize and do virtually everything else. Demographers and researchers typically consider this magical generation as having been born between the early 1980s to the mid-1990s or early 2000s. The common premise is that millennials share characteristics that will have unique influence across industries, given the large population they represent.
I was invited some time ago to speak at large banking conference about how machines are going kill bank jobs. I said I couldn't do it. Not because I don't think it can happen, but I prefer talking about the opportunities, which are huge, if we choose to create them. I suggest that the banks hold the keys to a future prospering economy.
While freelancing is becoming increasingly accepted as a worthwhile career path, there is still a certain stigma attached to these alternative types of employment. As a result, people juggling multiple jobs may only share part of the truth when asked what they do, out of discomfort or embarrassment, when instead they should be lauded for it.
Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human history, we have created tools that help us do what we want to do — faster, b...