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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 may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

To find what you seek in the road of life, leave no stone unturned.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

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

– General Omar Bradley

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

The world I believed in, back in my most innocent, uninformed, childish mind—is real.”

– Martha Beck

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

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

– Winston Churchill

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

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

– Thomas Edison

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

– Ray Bradbury

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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

– Charles Darwin

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

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

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

– Thomas Carlyle

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

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"

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

I was taught at a very young age that you can do whatever you want to, but you have to make it happen — not just talk about it.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

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

– Napoleon

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam