Category Archives: Generation X

Productivity porn and structured procrastination

Productivity porn: unexpected ways to max your productivity. Continue reading

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The Google guys

Gen Xers Lawrence “Larry” Page and Sergey Brin named “Media Entrepreneurs of the Decade” by Brandweek Continue reading

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Get yourself together, career-wise

Peter F. Drucker’s article “Managing Oneself” is a must-read: “Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong.” Continue reading

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It’s never too late

It’s never too late to do something great – and, as Gen-Xers know, to learn something new and start all over again. Continue reading

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The myth of positive thinking

What if positive thinking, aside from being self-indulgent and delusional, doesn’t work? Maybe we can build better life strategies by hashing out what got us into the messes we are in. Continue reading

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Demographic urns by Mathieu Lehanneur

Stunning visualizations of demographics. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a series of urns that capture demographic data in art. Continue reading

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What do floppy disks and voice mail have in common?

They’ve both been around forever and neither one ever improved. When will voice mail, once and for all, evolve or die? Continue reading

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What’s next, Gen X?

Gen X finds itself, once again, juggling to navigate the hierarchy and structure of the past and the new realities and expectations of the present and future. We don’t manage like the generations before or after us. And maybe that’s a good thing. Continue reading

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Jeff Gordinier on Gen X

Jeff Gordinier, author and editor-at-large of Details discusses Generation X and his book, “X Saves the World”. Continue reading

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Generation Rent: mi casa, su casa

The term “Generation Rent” first appeared in a survey by the UK’s National Centre for Social Research. Nearly two-thirds of respondents felt that they had no prospect whatsoever of buying a home and that renting would become the norm. Continue reading

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