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Morley Winograd + Michael D. Hais, authors, "Millennial Momentum"

COLUMN = GENERATIONS

Millennial experts Morley Winograd and Michael Hais have had careers that include entertainment and media market research (Frank N. Magid Associates), a stint in the White House (Clinton-Gore second term), technology and communications (AT&T), academia (USC’s Marshall School of Business and the University of Detroit) and—where it all began for Mike & Morley—Michigan politics (polling and Democratic Party Chairman, respectively).

They teamed in 2007 to write the first of two highly reviewed books on Millennials. Today, they speak, consult and write on how Millennials are remaking every aspect of American life: entertainment, lifestyles, leadership, work, technology, government, politics, education and community.

Their first book, Millennial Makeover, correctly predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 win through his creative engagement of Millennials, especially with social media. The toughest reviewer at The New York Times named it one of her 10 favorite books of the year.

Their 2011 book, Millennial Momentum, examines how Millennials are remaking every aspect of American life: entertainment, lifestyles, leadership, work, technology government, politics, education, and community.

Based in Los Angeles, Mike & Morley are also on-air pundits, monthly commentators on America’s changing demographics for the National Journal and frequent contributors to The Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post and New Geography.

Click here to read their GENERATIONS column.

And click here to read futurist Chris Carbone’s review of Millennial Momentum.

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
 And then, if we are true to plan,
 Our statures touch the skies.”

– Emily Dickinson

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

You must have chaos within you, to create a dancing star.”

– Frederic Nietzsche

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”

– Audre Lorde

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari