Mind the Gap : Own Your Past, Know Your Generation, Choose Your Future
The way you parent, the clothes you buy, your relationships with your boss and your daughter, your attitude to money and sex, are, to an extraordinary extent, defined by the era into which you were born. Parents, the church, teachers and employers think they understand youngsters because they, too, were young once. But adults no longer live in the world that existed when they were teenagers. We may occupy the same space, home, classroom or office but we live in different worlds. And these worlds often collide. We've moved in one century from a 'built to last' to a 'throwaway' society. No wonder age differences are so vast. In this book you will discover your generation and those of the people who make up your life. Once you understand what makes them, and you, tick, the 'gen gap' begins to shrink. Fasten your seatbelt for a generational roller coaster ride - you may never think the same way again! In this book you'll understand why: your boss insists on endless meetings and conferences; your 20-something student doesn't want a 50-something computer teacher; you're in your 40s but still trying to prove yourself to Mom and Dad; your teacher should be learning from you.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Graeme Codrington
Dr Graeme Codrington is a futurist, author, facilitator, speaker and expert on the new world of work. He works with companies, governments, educational institutions, non profit and faith-based organisations around the world, helping them understand and prepare for the disruptive forces that will shape their industries in the near future. His client list includes some of the world's largest brands. Graeme speaks to over 100 000 people in about 20 countries a year. Graeme is the co-founder and international director of strategy consultancy, TomorrowToday, and works from bases in London, Johannesburg and Toronto. He has five degrees in five different faculties, including a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Masters in Sociology and Honours in Youth work. His work experience includes articles at KPMG and an IT start up company. He is now a professional speaker and consultant, and is an external faculty member at four top business schools, including GIBS (South Africa), London Business School (UK) and Duke CE (USA). Graeme has been married to Jane since 1991, and they have three daughters, Amy, Hannah and Rebecca. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, playing the trumpet, volleyball and computer games. Find out more and contact Graeme via his website: http://www.graemecodrington.com. Sue Grant-Marshall is a multi-award winning journalist who worked on The Argus (Cape Town) and The Star (Johannesburg) newspapers for eighteen years in various senior positions. She was an assistant editor at a leading South African magazine, FairLady, before she began freelancing, and now writes for Business Day, The Financial Mail and the Sunday Independent. Sue hosts a radio book show and trains journalists. She co-authored the book Mind over Money with Graeme Codrington and Louis Fourie. Sue was born and brought up in the wilds of Botswana by her District Commissioner father, Peter Cardross Grant and her mother, Mary, along with her siblings, Jane, John and Annie. She is married to communications consultant Don Marshall, and they have a daughter, Amy. They live in Johannesburg, South Africa.