Well, the answer is yes. You can't pioneer an online culture without some face-to-face deficits. But Gen Y will catch up with in-person social skills. Here's a popular meme (it's great) Willie sent me that makes clear Gen Y understands you can't achieve everything online.
In his New York Times article, Furman totally ignored the issue of gender in his argument that investing in kids has long-term economic benefits.
Furman is chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and yet is clueless about the crippling effect on the economy of keeping smart boys out of college.
As a mentor to low income African American boys, I have seen how our education system tried to keep Tristan, now studying engineering at a university, out of college. Tristan graduated in the bottom 2% of his high school class. Through wit, grit and educational money after serving in Afganistan, Tristan is in college - - where he undoubtedly receiving worse grades than girls who know no more than he does.
The White House ought to enforce Title IX and fill STEM jobs in our economy with the millions of smart males getting screwed by schools- - the solution costs no money.
Can Gen Y be trained in time to take over organizations from the Boomers?
This past week, both consulting for an association in Raleigh, NC, and in my online class, the issue of training and managing Gen Y came up. The young woman asking about managing Gen Y was herself a Gen Yer. Gen Y needs to be trained on how to manage Gen Y.
But then no one really has figured out how to manage and/or train Gen Y. And the clock is ticking as the Boomers exit the workplace and there's just not enough Gen Xers to go around.
Weathervane in our backyard this spring. The direction is clear now, but not the details.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the latest example of how money is a lower priority for women.
Susan Pinker tells of how law firms simply cannot keep women when paying them $800,000 a year or more.
As reported by Rachel Maddow (who misidentified Ms. Lynch as being from South Carolina when she is from North Carolina), Maddow gleefully reported that Ms. Lynch took a 75% pay cut to switch jobs from a private law firm to being a government prosecutor.
My brilliant co-author Julie confirms women value mission and serving people and making a difference over the big bucks. The big bucks, by the way, are one of the top 3 motivators for men - - but rank only 7th or 8th for women.
More unarmed innocent young black men are killed now per year than were lynched back in the heyday of lynching.
There were 56 blacks lynched in 1915. There are now over 300 a year, or one every 36 hours, killed today. From the Nashville conference last month that Willie, Julie and I attended on Revisiting Justice in America.
Julie's high school friend, Joe Engle, who was nominated for a Nobel prize twice for opposing the death penalty, with our son Willie.
As a white parent, I didn't see this coming. Julie says we should teach our foster grandson, who is black, what to do when the police stops him.
And given the racial profiling in our community, much less the rest of the country, him being stopped is not a matter of "if" but "when."
Our foster son, his father, has been stopped for no reason so many times, I have a whole file of "warnings" from the police for things that are not illegal with our car. As soon as our black son borrows our car, suddenly the car is full of violations, until Julie and I start driving it again.
With so many unarmed black young men being shot by police.....
Julie's high school friend interviewing the author of The New Jim Crow at a revisiting justice conference in Nashville we attended last month. The church was packed.
Ford CEO Mark Fields, even/especially with 20 something year old children, appeared clueless about why young people are moving into cities, and of course, why they are driving less.
Here's the interviewer's question: "Why do you think people are moving back to cities in North America?"
Fields: "I don't know. All I know is I have two 20-somethings who both go to the University of Michigan, and all they want to do is go live in New York City. And I can't explain what the phenomenon is."
Really? Really? Thousands of NineShift readers know what "the phenomenon" is, and how it has already shaped life in the 21st century.