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Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:48 am
by thomasglee
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/generation-x--not-millennials--is-changing-the-nature-of-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!

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:57 am
by John
thomasglee wrote:> 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/generation-x--not-millennials--is-changing-the-nature-of-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
decisions.

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. It
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. It
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
industries.

So you're hoping that things will be better managed by Gen-Xers? Good
luck with that.

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:10 pm
by thomasglee
John wrote:
thomasglee wrote:> 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/generation-x--not-millennials--is-changing-the-nature-of-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
decisions.

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. It
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. It
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
industries.

So you're hoping that things will be better managed by Gen-Xers? Good
luck with that.


As long as I have followed you, I hope you know I was making that comment more tongue-in-cheek than anything. But I do hold (just a little) hope that with the boomers out of the mix, Gen-X might come to their senses a bit more. I can always hold out hope; can't I?

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
by falopex
John wrote:
thomasglee wrote:> 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/generation-x--not-millennials--is-changing-the-nature-of-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
decisions.

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. It
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. It
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
industries.

So you're hoping that things will be better managed by Gen-Xers? Good
luck with that.


Speaking as a Nomad member of Gen-X, I would not trust any of my generation any further than I could throw them. I've seen what we are like. We scare me.

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:19 pm
by thomasglee
falopex wrote:
John wrote:
thomasglee wrote:> 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/generation-x--not-millennials--is-changing-the-nature-of-work.html



> 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
decisions.

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. It
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. It
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
industries.

So you're hoping that things will be better managed by Gen-Xers? Good
luck with that.


Speaking as a Nomad member of Gen-X, I would not trust any of my generation any further than I could throw them. I've seen what we are like. We scare me.


I hear you and yes, I agree. I was born in '67. Not sure where that puts me. I've read, "Prophet, Baby Boomer" and "Silent, Gen-X".

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:21 pm
by John
thomasglee wrote:> I hear you and yes, I agree. I was born in '67. Not sure where
> that puts me. I've read, "Prophet, Baby Boomer" and "Silent,
> Gen-X".


Gen-X.

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:38 am
by thomasglee
John wrote:
thomasglee wrote:> I hear you and yes, I agree. I was born in '67. Not sure where
> that puts me. I've read, "Prophet, Baby Boomer" and "Silent,
> Gen-X".


Gen-X.


Gracias. :)

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 am
by Hintergrund
John wrote:The greatest IT disaster in world history: Healthcare.gov. It
was implemented by Gen-Xers, a project defined by incomptence,
corruption, fraud and stupidity.


Oh, fuck you. Last time I checked Obama was a Boomer.

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 am
by John
John wrote:> The greatest IT disaster in world history: Healthcare.gov.
> It was implemented by Gen-Xers, a project defined by incomptence,
> corruption, fraud and stupidity.


Hintergrund wrote:> Oh, fuck you. Last time I checked Obama was a Boomer.


Fuck you too. Obama is a Gen-Xer, he considers himself to
be a Gen-Xer, and he hates Boomers.

** Barack Obama to Boomers: Drop dead!
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/xct.gd.e070123.htm#e070123


** The nihilism and self-destructiveness of Generation X
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/xct.gd.e080121c.htm#e080121c

Re: Gen X'ers Have Arrived! :)

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:53 pm
by FishbellykanakaDude
<chuckle, chuckle, chuckle...>

..Iʻm sure nobody minds a few chuckles at the F-bomb "war" in progress. :) Weʻre all anti-PC folks around here, right?

BUT,.. is this a GD Crisis F-bomb War, or just one of those fizzly wars?