Sill listening to your shows and still loving them. So glad you are real. When I listen, I am all smiles because it would be great if everyone weren't so politically correct in how they communicate. Good times, Animal...good times!
Hey Anti - Recruiting Animal! Wednesdays become more flexible in Aug so I'll tune in live then. Re being on the show - thinking about it - but 9am PT is really early for a shot of tequila, which I'm feeling I may need to swing with it on your show ;-)
oh, btw - I'm going to have to call you Aunt Recruiting Animal because the only one that calls me Susie is my Aunt Mimi ;-). As for the hair - yes that was a trend from about 10 years ago and its staying longer for now so glad u approve!
Thanks for the links - listened to both and here's what's clear to me - every generation thinks their special and entitled and will change the world. And, every generation that came before them gets annoyed by that thinking! The true difference is that each generation is "shaped" by the landscape they come of age in. So for gen Y its been a global, digital landscape and their parents in many cases have "padded" them so they won't get bruised along the way. This generation has also not seen positive changes from the business world. This certainly shows up in the workplace. But, if companies spent less time fighting it and more time understanding and learning from each generation we would be far better off.
I also have to clarify that I think labeling generations only serves a partial purpose and that in many cases each of us has similar outlooks towards life. The difference is that when your coming of age and a bit irreverent you speak about it more loudly!
The following slide is from a preso I gave to a group of college recruiters recently to help them see this dynamic. Interesting, this groups was also voicing frustration with an increase in the number of offers accepted and then reneged. This too was tied to entitlement and a lack of respect. But, more students have seen companies renege on offers so they have learned that this is how business works - go figure!
Listened to your generations recording yesterday and was cracking up. I actually read Gordinier's book and heard him speak at Powell's (local Portland bookstore). Your def on to something! The book was a fun read and I did find the obsessiveness with "proving the contribution" amusing. Re hair - long?? Not since high school - did we know each other in a former life ;-)
Hey! Was talking with Jason this am about your show - and now I don't see the blue box on the main page??? He mentioned a great show u did on Gen Y - where's the link though?? Maybe I got the info wrong?? Are your shows always on Wed at noon EDT? Would like to listen live but timing isn't good. Cheers!
I think we need better understanding of each other.. I have nothing but the very good intentions.. and I believe it was you who started off with all this. Sorry to say!~ But, thanks for the follow all around..here as well as Twitter. I look forward to a more "positive" interactions with you here online near future and be a good resource! and yes.. I will look into the chat format near future. Have a nice day.. and don't take me too personally either... as I am definitely learning about all different personalities here.. and I can also be a pain in the neck at times.. who doesn't have those days? All the best, Susan
Yun Kwang Soon is a guy that bought a Spanish dictionary, jumped on a plane and headed to Argentina with "Hola" in his vocabulary. Lives in Buenos Ares ever since, learned Spanish, and runs a textile business...And my beloved father.
Hi Recruiting Animal - I sent you a message. I really don't know who you are and we were never introduced per se.. and yet you were in my "friends" list.. so I had to take it down for now. I hope we will have a better "introduction" next time . Sorry whoever you are!~ Have a nice day!
Hi Recruiting Animal:
Francois Saugin was an early French settler (late 1700's) in this area. I guess he set up a small mill on the falls here and people called it "Saugin Falls" which morphed into "Chagrin Falls"
in the 1700's (?) a group of merchants in Philadelphia moved across the Delaware River to the "wilds" of what was New Jersey (about 10 miles east of the city) and built summer mansions to get awary from the "congestion" of downtown colonial Philadelphia. Thus the name "Merchantville." Later (1800's) it was incorporated as the Borough of Merchantville. Area is slighthly over 1 sq mile. Population is 3001 as of last year. Totally surrounded now on all sides by the Township of Pennsauken and nearby Cherry Hill, NJ. One mile to the east is Camden, NJ, which is on the east bank of the Delaware River, across from Philadelphia on the west bank. (Camden, home of Campbell Soup and what was RCA.)
I listened to the show last night (from Wednesday). I enjoyed every moment of it and wish I didn't have prior commitments during the live show. I’m probably going to block off every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 so I can listen. Let me know anytime you'd like me to join the fun!