MCON

MCON is an Exploration Into the Culture, Relationships, Resources and Movements that Drive A New Generation of Cause Work. The MCON 2015 event is June 24-25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Vanessa Black of BLKFLM Her work during the Ukraine conflict and with climate change have won her national attention. She wants Millennials to use social media for causes rather than sharing the mundane details of daily life. See her video from MCON 2014.

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Elizabeth Holmes has a net worth of $4.5 billion. Meet the newcomers to the Forbes 400.

NBC News did a great recap of stories and video about the Scotland secession vote and how Millennials influenced the outcome. 

The golf industry is suffering from a generation gap. "As a sport it doesn’t reflect the kind of values millennials like—diversity, inclusion. Golf tends to not be those things."  - WSJ

We all define “success” differently, but most millennials associate it with happiness, good health, a strong social network, and a well-balanced life.

According to experts, how you spend your downtime as a 20- or 30-something plays a huge part in your ability to achieve these things. BusinessInsider

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Melinda and Bill Gates talk about the Africa trip that changed their lives.

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Steve Case defines the three components of giving

Recent Census Bureau findings show that millennials are flocking to big-city suburbs and lower-density cities. Trulia.com

  1. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  2. San Antonio, Texas
  3. Peabody, Mass.
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Denver, Colo.
  6. Seattle, Wash.
  7. Cape Coral - Fort Myers, Fla.
  8. Houston, Texas
  9. Oakland, Calif.
  10. Orlando, Fla.

After Colorado Springs comes San Antonio; Peabody, Mass.; Honolulu; and, ranked behind us for something good for maybe the first time in history, Denver. (CSindependent)

The study shows that Asia Pacific companies fail to fully recognize the talent management changes that will be required.

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Compared with their older counterparts, young adults who have never been married are more likely to cite financial security as the main reason for not being currently married.
In Jersey City, we tried to capitalize on the increasing number of millennials becoming residents by using crowdsourcing to fund for a public project and it actually worked.
Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City, in Huffington Post blog, telling how his city raised tens of thousands of dollars in just 6 weeks via crowdsourcing for the installation of hundreds of bike racks.

The survey reports that 40 percent of millennials see corporations as a source of fear.  They don’t even think their good deeds are genuine—49 percent of millennials believe that corporations are only undertaking philanthropic efforts for tax benefits.

However, millennials vote with their feet when it comes to price points. They polled to be less resistant than their elders to outsourcing and products made abroad. When shopping, millennials said they’ll buy the less expensive option even if it’s made overseas.  (The Atlantic)