Above is a Google hangout between fellow WBEZ blogger Britt Julious and Afternoon Shift host Niala Boodhoo, discussing how millenials are taking risks in today's economy.
Oh, those millenials. Generation Y, made up of people born between the late '70s and early '90s, is often called the "entrepreneur generation," due in large part to the plucky startup models, risk-taking mentalities and personal branding strategies that have come to define success at work in the new millennium. Rapidly transitioning from one career to another also has emerged as a frequent practice for Gen Y, and "sidepreneurism," the increasingly popular trend of employees creating and running their own businesses while still engaged in a full-time job, is perhaps even more common.
However, millennials of the Internet Age also have been dismissed by think piece writers, political pundits, and baby boomers ad nauseam. They have been labeled lazy, bratty, pretentious, entitled and self-absorbed.
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