My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.
This year Parks Forward, an independent commission dedicated to assisting California's Department of Parks and Recreation, released a set of recommendations to fix what many parks advocates have called a "major crisis." Among its recommendations are ways to modernize the parks.
It wasn't that I didn't know how to date girls, it was that I didn't know how to date anybody. Before this year, I had been on three real dates, and all of them were with boys I had previously spent time with in group settings. I didn't know how to go on a first date.
Some might say we have a bit of branding problem -- or maybe we simply need to embrace the real meaning and challenge one another to practice a sort of "everyday giving" -- where all individuals do their part.
It's been easy to buy into the myth that young people dislike cars because they're young and poor. But for the approximately 80 million millennials in the U.S., there's a long way to go before they give up car ownership in favor of ride sharing and bikes alone.
Business trips are intense (because you have no home to go to) and come with high expectations on what will get done (to justify the cost). Approach it thoughtfully to make it less-stressful and more impactful.
It has become fashionable to trash millennials. They lack a strong work ethic, have no grit, aren't respectful or patient, and definitely don't understand corporate culture. It fits with how people romanticize the 1950s as the golden age of American culture, when everything was just somehow better.
Millennial dismissal of politics as a means to make change ignores the simple truth that government, unlike the private and non-profit sectors, is the legislative and financial center of power in the United States.
People were genuinely interested in what others had to say. There was an atmosphere of kindness and caring, and a shared understanding that the cause was far more important than any single agenda.
For brands there may be no bigger conundrum than to figure out how to appeal to the Millennial Generation. It's without a doubt that marketers, sales leaders, and CEOs are spending countless hours trying to figure out how to appeal to this oft-misunderstood generation.
While potential moviegoers may share a penchant for idiosyncratic white men and tortured geniuses, they may also enjoy female protagonists and films with casts of color involving themes other than slavery, civil rights, or race relations.
Strauss & Howe, the social historians known for pioneering generational theory, would say that Gen X (the "13th generation") and Gen Y (the "millennial generation") each have the traits of their corresponding generational archetypes.
On the evening of Feb. 11, New America NYC hosted a conversation -- or, if you will, a "convo" -- between four distinguished people who embody in their own right a different slice of a demographic born into the world between the years 1980 and 2000.
Like the world we live in and the market that fuels our economy, the "reasonable investor" has evolved -- values have shifted, and what was once irrelevant has grown increasingly material to investment decisions of today.
Game makers will continue to adapt to the new marketplace, the millennial experience will continue to drive changes in how people play and the value of social engagement will help to make these changes rapidly.
Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing mortgage loans at 97 percent loan-to-value (LTV) in the case of first-time homebuyers.