Jeff Gordinier, “X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking” (MP3 audio), Principled Innovation Podcast, 2009/02/03

In the progression of lifestages, Gen X is now beyond entering the workforce, and has been well-established into the working world.

Gordinier’s book, like Jeff himself, is very funny, filled with entertaining cultural references and quite pointed on the issues of generational shift. Consider the following passage:

…while the boomers and millennials have been siphoning up all this mass-media oxygen, somebody seems to have forgotten to put together the cover stories about Generation X turning forty. More to the point, somebody seems to have forgotten Generation X. We hear plenty about people in their teens and twenties, and even more about people in their fifties, but the stodgy old species known as the thirtysomething has been shuttled off, like Molly Ringwald herself, to some sort of Camp Limbo for demographic lepers. Could it be that the age group that popularized the phrase ‘jumped the shark’ has done just that? Is Generation X already obsolete?

Principled Innovation LLC » P.I. Podcast interview with Jeff Gordinier

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