To older generations, the very definition of shopping is changing as the digital world merges with the brick-and-mortar world. This blurred shopping reality is one in which stores are always open, inventory is always available somewhere and Amazon just might deliver within hours of you placing your order. But this isn’t a new phenomenon to iGen: it is all iGen has ever known... Read More »
In the age of mobile everything, comparison-shopping is more prevalent than ever, and it’s iGen that’s looking for deals the most
Does the word “Amazon” conjure up images of online shopping instead of a river in South America? When you think about shopping for a new pair of shoes, do you first check the Internet – sometimes several different sites – before you even consider making a trek to the mall? Is paying for something with cash a foreign concept to you? If you answered, “yes” to these questions, you may be a member of iGen, also known as Generation Z.
How young is too young for a smartphone? It depends on whom you ask!
Do you remember a time when you had to sit in front of a desktop computer to “go online”? Do you remember that unmistakable dial tone as you waited for your AOL interface to load? Do you remember getting kicked off the phone if someone in your house wanted to log on?
For many of us, this was the beginning of what it meant to use the Internet. If you have no idea what any of the above paragraph means, you might be a member of iGen (also known as Generation Z, Centennials and Founders). Read More »
iGen, aka Gen Z, is quickly becoming the largest, most diverse generation in the US, and they've got major opinions about technology. Here's what we found.
Technology moves so quickly nowadays that it’s nearly impossible to stay abreast of all the new developments. It makes sense then that there’s already a new generation coming up behind Millennials that’s taking the technological reins and bringing about major changes in schools, the workplace, and society at large.
Currently age 20 and under, this new generation goes by many names: iGen, Gen Z, Centennials, Founders and more. The undisputed fact is that this generation is soon to be the fastest-growing generation in the workforce, is already the super-majority generation in college and younger, and is the tastemaker of trends that affect all of us, especially when it comes to technology... Read More »
Will fast-changing automobile technology wedge a further divide between the oldest and youngest generations?
Self-driving cars used to seem like one of many elements of an idealistic future that looked great on the big screen but would never happen…along with robots that clean up after you and meals in pill form. But as anyone who has ever used a Roomba or drank a meal-replacement shake can tell you, that future is nigh.
According to a cross-generational survey by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which polled 1,000 people between the ages of 18 – 70, age is a major deciding factor when it comes to people’s attitudes towards view self-driving cars... Read More »
With more Millennials rising to managerial positions, here’s how to turn potential inter-office conflicts into opportunities for generational growth
With more generations than ever in the workplace at once, may offices are facing some never-before-seen challenges. You have Millennials for whom smartphone use and instantaneous emailing and texting are a given, but also Baby Boomers who still value well-thought-out emails and, yes, even actual phone calls.
You can imagine, then, just how difficult inter-office communication can be when one person expects a phone call and the other is left wondering why you didn’t respond to a text the minute it was sent... Read More »
Gift cards were once seen as the last-minute alternative to thoughtful gifts, but new research shows that personalizing them forms connections as strong or stronger than giving physical gifts.
Shopping for holiday presents is supposed to be a fun way to show your appreciation for your friends and loved ones. However, we all know at least one person who is impossible to shop for! Whether they’re the type that seems to “have it all” or has extremely discerning tastes, this is the person who is usually last to get crossed off your “to-shop for” list.
It’s likely that this difficult person on your list is a Millennial. Whether this persnickety Millennial you’re shopping for is your child, niece or nephew or your friend or co-worker, you might find yourself racking your brain for the perfect gift – or at least one that won’t be re-gifted... Read More »
In his dynamic TEDxHouston talk, Jason Dorsey explains how iGen’s technology preferences will alter the future of technology for us all
Did you ever think you’d see the day when technology from The Jetsons was something of the past? Believe it or not, that day has come. The generation after Millennials—known as iGen—thinks The Jetsons’ tech devices are common day, even old. Learn what else you need to know to keep up with this new generation of techies.
Technological advances move so quickly that it seems as if there are new must-have electronics every few weeks. And as quickly as the new ones are introduced, the old ones become obsolete. However, there will always be certain hallmark technological advancements that define a generation and change how they – and ultimately the rest of the world – prefer to communicate... Read More »
Millennials are veering into two separate paths, which will have a major impact on the next generation, iGen. In his dynamic TEDxHouston talk, Jason Dorsey reveals new insights about this phenomenon.
We all know how particular the Millennial generation can be. This generation of 79.8 million Americans is primed to outspend Baby Boomers in 2017. They’re already shaking up many industries and changing the way people think about life stages. But it seems as if the strongest opinions Millennials have is—surprise, surprise—about themselves.
According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, most Millennials do not identify themselves with the term “Millennial"... Read More »
“What Do We Know About the Generation After Millennials?” Jason Dorsey’s Standing Ovation Talk at TEDx Houston
In his groundbreaking TEDx talk, Jason Dorsey reveals shocking insights about iGen, also known as Generation Z, that every marketer, employer and parent needs to know—which is why his talk received a rousing standing ovation.
iGen, also known as Gen Z or Centennials, is the fast emerging generation on the heels of Millennials. This large, diverse, hyper-connected generation is very different from Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. In fact, iGen thinks Millennials are old.
In delivering the TEDx talk, Jason confronted some of the biggest generational myths head on and shared provocative findings directly from his work... Read More »
Clearing up major misconceptions about Millennials’ behaviors and attitudes about saving, investing, and planning for the future.
There are a lot of rumors circulating about Millennials and money, and for good reason. Millennials are a massive generation with buying power to rival – and eventually surpass – Baby Boomers. But when it comes to retirement, investing, and planning for the future, financial services professionals such as financial advisors are either in the dark or working with a set of false information.
Jason Dorsey, Millennial Expert and President of The Center for Generational Kinetics, spoke with the Insured Retirement Institute to clear up major misconceptions, acknowledge stereotypes, and discuss the next steps financial professionals need to take in order to stay relevant and competitive in their field... Read More »