> As a proud, informed (thanks John!) member of GenX, I was happy to
> see we are finally starting to take over!! WooHoo! lol
> https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/generat ... -work.html
>> While Gen X may be equally capable at digital tasks as
>> millennials, they also show a mastery of conventional leadership
>> skills more on par with leaders of the baby boomer
>> generation. That includes identifying and developing new talent at
>> their organizations and driving the execution of business
>> strategies to bring new ideas to reality.
> I TRULY hope we do a better job than the Boomers!
Well, lotsa luck with that. Wait till you have to actually make
decisions, rather than just sit back and criticize other people's
I've written a number of times about what's happened in the case of
information technology (IT).
The greatest IT success in world history: The Y2K project.
took place throughout the 1990s, implemented by Silents and Boomers,
with a total worldwide cost of around $700 billion. It was so
successful that when nothing happened on 1/1/2000, a lot of people
thought that there had never been a problem in the first place.
The greatest IT disaster in world history: Healthcare.gov.
was implemented by Gen-Xers, a project defined by incomptence,
corruption, fraud and stupidity.
In the Financial Topics thread, Higgenbotham has posted a number of
similar anecdotes in the real estate, finance, and environmental
So you're hoping that things will be better managed by Gen-Xers? Good
luck with that.