Last night my wife and I watched the 60 Minutes episode The Millennials Are Coming.
Here is the link to the video on CBS:
The Millennials Are Coming
Below is an excerpt of the 60 Minute interview about Zappos
Hey, I know that every generation has been criticized for something. And the “millennials” are definitely bearing the brunt of that right now.
I don’t want to go into detail right now. But I definitely think there are some things that are just not right with the “millennials”, or at least how they are defined. But I also think there are some things right with them. How’s that for diplomacy? Unlike previous generations, I do think that they don’t let their job and career define them like previous generations. They are creative and work at many different jobs, many of which they are really passionate about. But I do think there is something to be said about being a responsible and respectable worker in your work and with your boss. A lot to be said in fact.
I’ll talk more about this later. But like everything, there are some good things to be said, as well as some bad things.
And I don’t think everything should always be reduced to an issue of economics.