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Recent Blog Posts
05-18-2009, 9:30 AM
Young Africa Rising
This is a repost from my April 22 column for Internet Evolution . It makes a nice overture for my work-in-progress, Young... More
05-17-2009, 2:47 AM
Career Blogs are For Older Worke...
Workplace experiences and career advice seem to be a source of endless fascination for 20-somethings, and entire communities... More
04-15-2009, 1:42 PM
Tax-Day Repost: Ragged Individua...
In response to some of the foolishness taking place around the country on tax day today, I offer a very un-GenX take on the... More
Upcoming Events
MAY 12, 2009
Rob will be presenting his research project, "Blue Collar 2.0: The Future of Knowledge Work Beyond the Office" at the nGenera Member's Meeting in Toronto, ON.


JUNE, 2009
Rob and Thomas Kamber, PhD, Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, will co-keynote an event on technology training practices for Boomerang Boomers returning to the workforce, sponsored by ReServe, in New York City. Final date TBA.
 
What's New
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Young World Rising: How Youth and Technology Are About to Transform the Global Economy by Rob Salkowitz

Summary: All around the world, young people armed with unprecedented access to networks and information technology are poised to transform the global knowledge economy. Ever-increasing access to the Internet, powerful new mobile devices and social media are spreading knowledge and entrepreneurial opportunities far and wide. This surge of tech-savvy Net Generation talent has the potential to power dynamic young-world nations to new heights of prosperity, even as the developed countries of Europe, North America and East Asia face the increasing challenges of an ageing workforce.

Young World Rising provides a panoramic tour of the exciting innovations driven by the combination of youth, technology and entrepreneurship all across the globe, and envisions the enormous opportunities as this convergence reaches critical mass over the next 10-15 years. Packed with original research and interviews, Young World Rising provides business leaders, policy-makers and investors with an essential introduction to their new customers, partners, employees... and competitors.

Due out: Spring, 2010, from John Wiley & Sons.

 
DECEMBER 5, 2008
Listening to the Future: Why It's Everybody's Business by Daniel W. Rasmus and Rob Salkowitz is now available.
DECEMBER 18, 2008
Talk to Dan and Rob at the Listening to the Future website and become a fan of the book on Facebook.
DECEMBER 18, 2008
Follow "Amazing Adventures of Kevlarr and the SDL," a webcomic on computer security written by Rob and drawn by the great Steve Lieber.
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From Generation Blend
"Today, leadership positions are overwhelmingly filled by members of a demographic cohort whose attitudes towards technology were formed in adulthood. Over the next 10-15 years, their roles will change, their influence will recede, and the next wave of leadership will be drawn from generations with remarkably different approaches to technology and workplace culture.

 

"Managing that transition in ways that empower rising workers without sacrificing the knowledge and wisdom of the veteran contributors is one of the crucial challenges facing businesses, governments and society."

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What’s New
JANUARY 4, 2008
Check out the GenBlend Blog, Emphasis Added
JANUARY 4, 2008
Best-selling business author Don Tapscott (Wikinomics) says Generation Blend "gets it right!" 
JANUARY 4, 2008
Listening to the Future: Insights from the New World of Work, by Dan Rasmus and Rob Salkowitz, issued as part of the Microsoft Executive Leadership Series.

Upcoming Events
JANUARY 4, 2008 

Watch this space for news of Rob's appearances at events and in the media as part of the Generation Blend launch.

Highlights From the Publicity Tour
JANUARY 4, 2008
Watch this space for exclusive audio and video clips, interviews and press coverage of Generation Blend and related events.

From Generation Blend
"Today, leadership positions are overwhelmingly filled by members of a demographic cohort whose attitudes towards technology were formed in adulthood. Over the next 10-15 years, their roles will change, their influence will recede, and the next wave of leadership will be drawn from generations with remarkably different approaches to technology and workplace culture.

 

"Managing that transition in ways that empower rising workers without sacrificing the knowledge and wisdom of the veteran contributors is one of the crucial challenges facing businesses, governments and society."


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Generation Blend is must-reading for managers who mean to succeed over the next decade.”

 – Lawrence Wilkinson, Chairman, Heminge and Condell & co-founder, Global Business Network

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Rob Salkowitz is a writer and consultant specializing in social technology and next-generation workforce. He is the author of Generation Blend and co-author of Listening to the Future, and a principal in the Seattle-based communications firm MediaPlant.

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