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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.

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

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

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

I have spent a good part of my life convincing people that a blank sheet of paper is the greatest opportunity in the world, and not frightening at all.”

– Marty Skler, executive vp, Walt Disney Imagineering

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make Me Feel Important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

– Mary Kay Ash

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

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

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

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

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

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities.”

– W.E.B. Du Bois

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

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

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

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

– Anthony Trollope

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

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation that indicate opportunities for success.”

– Peter F. Drucker

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

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

By your stumbling the world is perfected.”

– Sri Aurobindo

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”

– Lord Chesterfield

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

I can’t go back to yesterday—because I was a different person then.”

– Lewis Carroll

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

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

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

– Booker T. Washington

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

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

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

– J.G. Holland, novelist