Millennials? Forget Them, Here Comes Gen Z

Let’s face it, there’s so much focus on millennials nowadays and for a good reason. When we think Millennials there’s quite a bit that probably comes to mind, huh?

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Millennials make up a big portion of our consumer base and up until now, were the youngest generation in our workforce. According to census.gov Millennials represent about 83.1 Million Americans, leading the previous generation of 75.4 Million Baby Boomers. It makes sense that analysts and forecasters have been tracking and sizing them up to catch a glimpse of what the future could hold for us.

With so much coverage on Millennials, it seems that we might just not be looking far enough into the future. Now don’t get me wrong Millennials are important and we need to have a clear understanding of them, but let us not forget about the tribe right behind them. A generation that is not only larger but a bit more mysterious.

That’s right, Gen Z.

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My name is Naseem Stanikzy, and I Am Gen Z. I was born in the small college town of Pullman, WA in the year 97. That’s the second year after the “Big Beginning” of what we know as Generation Z. Today, I’m 19 Years young, a student and leader embedded into Today’s workforce. Technology and Human Phycology are my passion, especially as I know our future will deeply depend on it. I currently work sales at a tech start-up called PushPay. (Note: This blog is not associated in any way shape or form with PushPay) Also working towards my bachelor’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the UW.

Since a young age, I’ve been into pretty much anything tech. You could call me somewhat of a tech geek. A geek with an eye for innovative development particularly when it comes to sustainable long-term growth. I’ve lived around the world and have a broad perspective on both life and the human condition. Having lived in other cultures and societies, as well as growing up in the US, I feel that I’ve gained a certain type of….well zen you could say. A zen for understanding humans, the things we say without saying, and what we just might do next.

Being that Z is the last letter of the alphabet, it can raise some questions, like what next? What kind of change are we going to see as Gen Z’ers enter the workforce? And just who are they? as a tribe, and as a generation? and just what could that mean for all of us?

These are all great questions and things we should all be thinking about. This is my first blog post ever, and an entry into a long journey that will tackle these questions from a Gen Z’ers perspective. This is the first blog that is dedicated to providing a Gen Z’ers perspective on everything tech. As a Gen Z’er, my blog will be concise and to the point. Also consistently simple, making it easy for anyone to read. We’ll cover real topics that you will want to hear about. Now if that sounds like something you want to hear about, I’d like to ask you, yes you, to sign up for our newsletter. But before you do I would like to say One thing:

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