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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Millennials

The Millennials

Characterized by their enthusiasm for technological and communication advances, members of the so-called Generation Y blazed paths in a new world of information-sharing using social-networking technologies. Join us as we look into the social, economic and political issues arising from an increasingly networked society in light of technological changes, and how they reshape and influence the lives and relationships of a generation who grew up in a hyperconnected world. This space would devote a textual gramophone for the 15- to 29-year-olds. If you belong to this generation, send an 800-worded essay to opinion@businessmirror.com.ph. Editorial rules apply.

GIVING back to society makes most people feel good. For Michael Harris Conlin, it makes for good business. Thus, Conlin, president and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Co. Inc., decided to focus on the people whom he thinks want to feel good every day: millennials. Conlin hired some...
PITTSBURGH—In 2015 Monocle magazine, a favorite read of the global hipsterati, published an enthusiastic report on Lawrenceville, the former blue-collar neighborhood here filled with cafés, hyped restaurants and brick-row houses being renovated by flippers. Last year in a much-publicized development, Uber began testing self-driving cars on the streets, putting...
THE constant news on terrorism reminds me of my teacher who shared a story about paranoia. She said in a public bus sat a black bag under the seat of a man who sat right across her. As the bus stopped at a roadside café to allow passengers to address...
NECESSITY invented this mother. And the need to raise her own cash brought Nikki Molina-Halili into the world wide web as a businessman. “I was in college when I thought of being a working student because I wanted to earn my own money,” Molina-Halili told the BusinessMirror in Tagalog. “Gusto...
MOSCOW—The West, in general, and the United States, in particular, are hatching all manner of diabolical anti-Russian plots, if reports in the state-controlled news media are to be believed. Yet, the latest example of what is being portrayed as American skulduggery might be a stretch, even by the elastic standards...
AT the corner of Fatima Avenue, something aromatically familiar grasps passersby. Following the scent brings the curious to a decrepit gate that, when opened, surprises with the familiar smell and sizzling zzzztttt of a burger patty being grilled. Welcome to Burger Mentality, a “guerrilla” food joint by originally four close friends...
THE ability to concentrate and focus is at an all-time low. The distractions of the world are growing stronger each day. It’s too easy to entertain ourselves on Facebook, Instagram, officemates and the urges to snack, pee, sleep and dream. The ability to ignore distractions is a skill that takes time...
THE playlists of country buses I usually ride in the wee hours of the morning include Scorpions’s “I’m Still Loving You”, which drives my musings into the red-light recesses of my brain and gives me homosexual thoughts. I would think of this guy, Wilbur I’d call him, who once talked...
Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes  | @brownindio SHE wanted to bring a part of Manila with her to Cagayan de Oro (CdO). And Celine Velez Palomares did. The 33 year old brought with her her good memories of ECHOstore at the Bonifacio Global City. “I just happened to pass by that...
NEW YORK—As a product designer, Janet Lieberman often finds flaws in everyday tech devices. This was particularly true when it came to vibrators, which she would spend hours shopping for on Amazon. “I had always bought cheap vibrators, and my bedside drawer was a graveyard for them,” said Lieberman, 31,...
AS a millennial and a teacher of millennials, I’m growing weary of think pieces blaming my generation for messing everything up. The list of ideas, things and industries that millennials have ruined or are presently ruining is very long: cereal, department stores, the dinner date, gambling, gender equality, golf, lunch,...
ONCE you survive the toxic—yet fun— environment of the call center industry, you realize you can survive anything. These major headaches for millennials are also the key things you need to manage and to survive: the boss (your team leader), the schedule and your officemates. This is a guide on...
A LONG the stretch of Gov. Pascual Avenue in Malabon sits a business that harkens to the taste of three generations: baby boomer, Gen X and millennial. Fortunately, it’s not bagoong, the fish paste associated to Malabon in a prewar folk song. Nanay’s Pancit Malabon, indeed, has captured the hearts of locals...

Lest we forget

Vernon Velasco / MIllennial Universe TACLOBAN City—I took a lesson from a senior reporter, who said that one should write with the heart and not with the mind. This I recalled as we stood and beckoned at the camera from the anterior deck of a supposed shipwreck that run aground on...
‘F’ is for Feminist. For fairness in our pay.” “‘J’ is for Justice! Justicia for all.” “L-G-B-T-Q! Love who you choose.” Those sprightly injunctions, sandwiched between bright cardboard covers, are a sampling from A Is for Activist, a popular alphabet primer. The Cat in the Hat for a new...
NEW YORK—Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur behind the Fyre Festival, which was sold as an ultra-luxurious music event in the Bahamas but collapsed spectacularly in April, leaving behind angry ticket buyers, investors and workers, was arrested by federal agents at his home in Manhattan last Friday and charged with one...
Few people are really able to succeed, as the masses of Millennials settle for the job that pays for the needs of today. The aspiration therefore, is to live in the median: not to compromise passion for purpose but to fulfill all facets of the persona. Entrepreneur, foodie and philanthropist...
MILLENNIALS are forcing us to change the way we think about sports. And it’s a good thing, because the grown-ups have gone plum nuts. Did you hear about the University of Hawaii offering a football scholarship to a fifth-grader? That’s right, an 11-year-old named Titan Lacaden, whose father told ESPN...

Generation Z Dating

I’M Marty and I am from the Generation Z.  Generation Z is composed of people who came after the millennials and were born mid-1990’s to early 2000’s. People born in this time frame tend to be glued to, wired to and, like me, depend on technology, to have a...
EMPLOYERS craft a lot of strategies to ensure their key workers will stay long in their company. Some are forced to think out-of-the box to make their programs “cool” to young employees. Third C. Domingo is one of those employers. Domingo, the founder and CEO of local advertising agency Ideas Ex...
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