David and Jonah Stillman on Generation Z

This episode is sponsored by altMBA.

Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, is a group that no one seems to be talking about. So father and son David and Jonah Stillman, co-authors of Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace, are out to raise awareness and share their research into how this generation is reshaping our future. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with the duo to learn how they navigate their partnership and why we should take a second look at the expectations of the 73 million people who are growing up in a hyper-customized and connected world.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the August 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • Mixing family and business is never easy. Learn how father and son make it work.
  • It seems everyone under the age of 30 is considered a millennial. Hear why learning and understanding this hyper-connected generation is vital for business.
  • “Figital” is a term that encompassess Gen Z’s lives: everything physical has a digital equivalent. How does that change how you’re communicating with future generations?

Favorite quote from this episode:

“We are “we-conomists.” We are really party of the shared economy. Gen Z sees no reason why, for example, I should go out and spent $20,000 on a car when there’s apps like Uber, Or when my sink breaks, why would I have to go buy a whole new sink and buy tools to fix it, when I can hire somebody on Task Rabbit? We’re really resourceful in the ways that we are using these apps that are available to us.”

—Jonah Stillman

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