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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ron Alsop Narrator: Erik Synnesvetd Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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The first wave of the Millennial Generation - born between the early 1980s and 2002 - is just graduating from college and entering the work force. Employers, meantime, are bracing for some of the biggest management challenges they've ever faced: Integrating the most demanding and most protected generation in history into a workplace shaped by the driven baby-boom generation. Like them or not, millennials are America's future work force. They are actually a larger group than the boomers - about 80 million vs. 76 million.

The millennials are a complex group - although they're hard-working achievers, most millennials don't excel at leadership and independent problem solving. They want the freedom and flexibility of a virtual office but they also want rules and responsibilities to be spelled out explicitly. It's all about me, might seem to be the mantra of this demanding bunch of young people, yet they also tend to be very civic-minded and philanthropic. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clickety | 1/18/2014

    " Incredibly predictable and not particularly insightful. The generalizations are so broad as to be useless, and that's without getting into the author's exceptions and caveats! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Milli | 11/19/2013

    " Quick Read. The Millennial Generation is those born in the 1980s and 1990s. Many generalizations, some interesting, some not as interesting. Gave me a few ideas of things to change in my classes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 8/12/2013

    " This was good though a bit repetitive after a while. But definitely good information to help understand yourself and your coworkers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret C Murphy | 7/28/2012

    " This was a good book to realize what is going on in the workplace today. It has changed so much and employers are looking for different types of employees. Also noted, my parents will not come to my job interview, nor will they call to give a good recommendation! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ardell | 3/6/2012

    " This book focuses only on the college educated, high achieving millennial generation. There is a sense that this would have been a magazine article blown up to book length. There isn't enough material to justify the price of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 10/20/2010

    " Interesting read re: recruiting millennials. Would like to read an updated version since so much has changed for the generation since the book was published in 2008. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 11/12/2009

    " This was a very boring read but interesting none the less. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Milli | 6/17/2009

    " Quick Read. The Millennial Generation is those born in the 1980s and 1990s. Many generalizations, some interesting, some not as interesting. Gave me a few ideas of things to change in my classes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 4/21/2009

    " This was good though a bit repetitive after a while. But definitely good information to help understand yourself and your coworkers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clickety | 11/28/2008

    " Incredibly predictable and not particularly insightful. The generalizations are so broad as to be useless, and that's without getting into the author's exceptions and caveats! "

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About the Author

Ron Alsop, a longtime writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal, is the author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to the Top Business Schools and The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset. He speaks frequently at conferences and universities about corporate reputation, the millennial generation, business education, and career development. A graduate of Indiana University, Alsop lives in Summit, New Jersey.