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Millennial Minded

Millennial Minded

About the Millennial Minded Blog

Six of our editorial staffers are millennials, born between 1980 and 1995. Here they'll share their personal stories and perspectives while discussing today's issues facing young employees and the changing workforce. Contact millennial blogger Meg Fry at

Budweiser is proof you can try too hard to appeal

Budweiser is proof you can try too hard to appeal

“I used to be cool,” says the aging Budweiser brand at nearly 139 years old. Read More »»

Move over, turducken, 'Friendsgiving' is the new Thanksgiving trend

I'm going to be super busy this weekend. And it has nothing to do with what you might expect: I'm not traveling long distances to visit family and my draconian boss isn't forcing me to telecommute or, worse yet, come into the office in order to keep up with an imminent deadline. Read More »»

Which generation of business owners is more confident, millennials or boomers?

A recent Bank of America survey shows small business owners are more confident in their local economy than the national and global economies. Read More »»

Finding common ground between millennials and boomers

I've always struggled with the idea of labeling an entire generation of people. Experience is so subjective that the whole enterprise can seem a bit daft. Read More »»

Gen Z better than millennials? I literally can't even…

As a 26-year old millennial (typically defined as ages 21 to 35), I was slightly offended and surprised to have read this article on Generation Z. Read More »»

 Is fear holding you back from changing your future?

Is fear holding you back from changing your future?

So everyone remembers “Good Will Hunting,” right? Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, forever-bros accepting Oscars together? Okay, good. Roll with me on this one. Read More »»

How do you get millennials to watch your ad? Not by forcing them

I was watching Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Totino's Pizza Roll commercial and was wondering how these two comedians kept getting large corporations to give them money and, clearly, complete creative control. Read More »»

Bring your parents to work day

How well do your parents understand what you do? Do you think they’d like to get the chance to come see you in action? Would you like to give them the opportunity? Where would they sit? And do you think you could get a free lunch out of the deal? Read More »»

Work/life balance doesn’t always have to be so black and white

I moved this weekend. The upside was that the first of the month fell on a weekend, which meant I wouldn’t have to take any time off from work. The bad news? I didn’t really get a chance to decompress this weekend and my 5:30 a.m. Monday alarm was about as welcome as a Miley Cyrus-headed Presidential Administration. Read More »»

"Lazy" millennials, NJBIZ has got you covered: 27 pre-written templates for those tough work emails

Rejoice, “lazy” millennials with the inability and/or fear to effectively communicate! NJBIZ has got you covered: Read More »»

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Breaking Glass

Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison offers tips on how women can rise to the C-suite

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Industry Insights

Comcast honors veterans by partnering with U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes campaign

In March 2012, I was delighted when Comcast Corporation Chairman and CEO, Brian...

Millennial Minded

Budweiser is proof you can try too hard to appeal

“I used to be cool,” says the aging Budweiser brand at nearly 139...

SFW: Suitable for Work

12 N.J. companies earn LGBT 'Best Places to Work' distinction

A study published Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign scores companies...

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