an efficient productivity of the employees and the organization at large could be harnessed in an adventure of having a start-up and working together to manifest the idea in to realization plays the key role.
Bloggers have recently been going back and forth arguing over the collective intelligence of the Millennial Generation – individuals between 18 and 29 years old.
The opening salvo was fired by the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, who eloquently called young people “stupid.” Goldberg argued that since young people don’t truly appreciate capitalism, the country is essentially doomed. The video went viral and triggered a predictable firestorm.
We won’t wade into this political quagmire except to say that evidence doesn’t exactly support Goldberg’s cryptic premise. First, his premise is predicated on his interpretation of “capitalism.” Is he speaking of the kind of predatory Wall Street capitalism that brought the country to its knees a few years ago?
Or perhaps he is talking about conscious capitalism – the idea that you can make money while simultaneously improving society in a tangible way. While it’s hard to quantify to proliferation of conscious capitalist startups, it’s safe to say most of them share a common demographic: they’re driven to improve the world, and more often than not, they – brace yourself – hail from the dreaded Millennial Generation.
So while it’s easy and therapeutic to issue a blanket statement condemning all young people as anti-capitalist, we suggest Goldberg and his detractors take a breather and pay attention to all the amazing and inspiring startups around them.