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Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves

Why Millennials Want To Work For Themselves | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Or do they? Millennials want to work on their own terms--without a bad boss micromanaging their every move.

 

In the 15 years I’ve been teaching MBA students, their career plans have changed dramatically. Until the early 2000s they aspired to work in traditional corporate jobs for companies like Deloitte, JPMorgan, and GE. After that, the top destinations became tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

 

In the past few years; however, a new favorite career choice has emerged, which eclipses any other form of traditional employment--working for themselves or launching their own business.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:59 PM

Employers can learn a big lesson: If they want to attract millennials, then they must present themselves as innovative and successful without seeming greedy

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What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice

What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

You are a twentysomething entrepreneur ready to launch a new business and your emotions are running wild. You're frightened, intimated, and stressed, but at the same time you're enthusiastic and confident about what the future holds.

 

At this point, it's time to step back and listen to those who have been in the same situation.

 

It would be a foolish mistake and a missed opportunity not to value the advice, experience, and knowledge a mentor can offer. Put your ego aside; be a sponge and soak up as much wisdom as possible.

I was in this exact position prior to launching SDC Nutrition Inc. I was confident and probably a little too self-assured, but I knew I had to set aside my ego to listen and absorb as much invaluable advice as possible from my advisers.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 8, 2014 12:46 AM

Very good advice!

donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 2014 8:58 AM

(From the article): Whether you're an established entrepreneur or fresh to the world of entrepreneurship, you should never hesitate to ask for advice from your mentors. Their expertise and perspective may be the knowledge needed to help you and your business succeed and prosper for many years to come.

victor carney's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:52 PM

when you listen to somebody that knows more than you do you learn and grow into the best you can be