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Upcoming Events
MAY 12, 2009
Rob will be presenting his research project, "Blue Collar 2.0: The Future of Knowledge Work Beyond the Office" at the nGenera Member's Meeting in Toronto, ON.

JUNE, 2009
Rob and Thomas Kamber, PhD, Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, will co-keynote an event on technology training practices for Boomerang Boomers returning to the workforce, sponsored by ReServe, in New York City. Final date TBA.
Announcing: Young World Shining: Dispatches from the Expanding Frontiers of Innovation

In the 2010s, entrepreneurship is about more than just creating new businesses. Entrepreneurs around the world are innovating to drive social and economic development, solve global problems, create employment, and change the game for billions.

Young World Shining traces the arc of change from Latin America and Africa to Southeast Asia and the turbulent streets of the Middle East. Rob Salkowitz brings his trademark combination of insight and first-hand reporting to explore the successes and challenges of global entrepreneurship as it emerges as a dominant theme in business, politics, development and education.

Drawn from writings that appeared on leading business sites such as FastCompany.com, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, McKinsey Quarterly and Internet Evolution, Young World Shining adds depth and dimension to Salkowitz's groundbreaking 2010 work Young World Rising, and concludes with a hard-hitting new essay, "Entrepreneurship and Its Enemies." Available June 21 exclusively in eBook format for Kindle and iPad. 

Young World Rising

It’s the business story of the decade: All around the world, young people armed with unprecedented access to networks and information technology are poised to transform the global knowledge economy from the bottom up. Bristling with new ideas, new ways to engage customers, new solutions to age-old problems, and new organizational models, Young World businesses are changing their futures… and ours.

Young World Rising tells their stories, and spells out how established organizations can engage with Young World entrepreneurs in a variety of ways to create new market opportunities and drive sustainable growth in the wake of the global recession. YoungWorldRising.com continues the conversation with blogs, communities, resources, and additional content.

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Rob Salkowitz interviewed on ReasonTV

Rob interviewed by Riz Khan for Al-Jazeera English, Nov. 6, 2010 (starts @11:45) (live TV, reached over 100 countries

What’s New
JANUARY 4, 2008
Check out the GenBlend Blog, Emphasis Added
JANUARY 4, 2008
Best-selling business author Don Tapscott (Wikinomics) says Generation Blend "gets it right!" 
JANUARY 4, 2008
Listening to the Future: Insights from the New World of Work, by Dan Rasmus and Rob Salkowitz, issued as part of the Microsoft Executive Leadership Series.

Upcoming Events
JANUARY 4, 2008 

Watch this space for news of Rob's appearances at events and in the media as part of the Generation Blend launch.

Highlights From the Publicity Tour
JANUARY 4, 2008
Watch this space for exclusive audio and video clips, interviews and press coverage of Generation Blend and related events.

From Generation Blend
"Today, leadership positions are overwhelmingly filled by members of a demographic cohort whose attitudes towards technology were formed in adulthood. Over the next 10-15 years, their roles will change, their influence will recede, and the next wave of leadership will be drawn from generations with remarkably different approaches to technology and workplace culture.


"Managing that transition in ways that empower rising workers without sacrificing the knowledge and wisdom of the veteran contributors is one of the crucial challenges facing businesses, governments and society."


About Rob

Rob Salkowitz is a writer and consultant specializing in social technology and next-generation workforce. He is the author of Generation Blend and co-author of Listening to the Future, and a principal in the Seattle-based communications firm MediaPlant.

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“…spells out clearly what your company needs to do to get it right.” Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital and Wikinomics

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“Rasmus and Salkowitz create a context for the challenges and opportunities ahead” Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division

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