Our student debt is outta control

Our parents and grandparents are fond of reminiscing about the “good old days,” a time before the world was as complicated and frightening as it is now. When they’re not decrying the decadence of contemporary youth or the unnecessary nature of modern technology, their nostalgia will reflect on the massive inflation that comes with the […]

Banking’s next generation

Young people today are opinionated. They crave customization from brands and live much faster lifestyles than their parents did. It’s about time the banking industry understood that this new generation doesn’t respond as well to the old methods. Jeremy Soo, the Managing Director & Head of Singapore’s DBS Consumer Banking Group, said, “Today’s youth are […]

Video killed the radio star, Internet killed the MTV VJ

Most Millennials were barely in the womb when MTV launched in 1981. Very few of us were even born when Madonna gave her famous “Like a Virgin” performance at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. And we were all watching Sesame Street and Nickelodeon when The Real World debuted in 1992. But, for sure, we […]

What are the books that changed your world?

A couple weeks ago, renowned author and columnist Susan Orlean created the #booksthatchangedmyworld tag on her Twitter page. Soon, the Twitterverse was abuzz and closely following her original post, the tag became a trending topic – and it’s still going. The New Yorker, The New York Times and Canada’s National Post have all urged readers […]

Gadgets and gang rape in the DRC

In the next 24 hours, we need to ask Congress to support critical language requiring conflict minerals accountability to be part of the financial reform legislation. What does “conflict minerals accountability” mean for you? It means that your cell phone, your laptop, and your gaming system currently connect you to the deadliest conflict since WWII […]

The ‘Good Enough’ revolution is just a way of life

We like watching TV in high definition, but Hulu is “good enough.” We like buying DVDs, but renting on Netflix is “good enough.” We like listening to our music collection, but Pandora is “good enough.” Wired magazine coined the phrase “Good Enough Revolution” back in August of 2009 and the idea is that today, users […]