Talk Nerdy to Me: Understanding Gen-Y & the Barnum (effect)

*The following blog post contains views that are personal and entirely my own*

Since starting my own career journey in the glossed halls of retail in 2008, I have had some compelling experiences. As a result, I am motivated to improve the experience of Gen Y in our workplaces.

As a paid employee and Intern/Volunteer, I have regularly witnessed and experienced (the) varying degrees of success in the workplace.

Generation Y are an information-saturated Generation, our interests are in no way limited by our chosen industry or study.  I, personally orbit both the creative  and the analytical (in no particular order): fashion, retail, social media, blogging, current affairs, politics, history and digital communication.

Contrast can be challenging for such a talented generation who are attempting to harness the benefits of this so early in our careers.

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The Double Diss: Canberra goes ‘Mean Girls’

Image Credit: None that I readily admit to. Not my image,yet  my best and worst hack photoshop job, ever.

I can always use an excuse for a Mean Girls (2004) reference and tonight seemed as good of a time as any.

There’s chit chat around the Hill (Canberra) that Malcolm might call an early (pre-September) Election because the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) Bill was defeated for a second time. If a Bill is blocked by the other House three times, then it cannot be re-introduced, so this places the Prime Minister in a tricky spot – try again? or advise the Governor General (GG) to dissolve Parliament and call an early election?

Now for the Mean Girls references:

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Direct Reach Ethiopia Clothes Swap & Sale Event

I love just about anything to do with fashion and fundraising and another awesome event is coming up very soon for all you fabulous Perth fashionistas!

Direct Reach Ethiopia (DRE) is hosting a clothes sale and swap event on March 19th – and are seeking volunteers and (Clothing) donations.

About Direct Reach Ethiopia:

DRE has partnered with Hope For Children Ethiopia (HFCE), an Ethiopian organization which provides community-based care to the growing number orphans within the childrens’ home towns. Many of these children are abandoned or displaced due to HIV/AIDS, child abuse or lack of the ability to care for them.

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How Attitude can make a rotten Apple

Featured Image Source: Cartoon Movement

“It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.”

-Steve Jobs

I had the pleasure of an advanced screening of Steve Jobs (2015) recently, and it got me thinking.

Do the attitudes and decisions of CEOs and people associated with a brand matter if a brand has commercial success?
Has affluenza afflicted us with a selective moral blindness?

Yes – a kind of tunnel vision.

Look down at your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Apple product:

Name the (late) CEO – what was the name of the daughter that he denied paternity of (despite a positive test) ?

Without touching the Apple product, where is it designed? Where are the parts assembled?

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Social Media: Socially necessary?

According to a recent survey, at least 61% of Fortune500 CEOs are not active on any of the major social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Working in the digital industry, around websites and social media  – this initially perplexed me.

But then again, (CEO or not) is participation in social media necessary?

Off the back of my own social media hiatus, I’m going to say no.

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Fabulous Femmes: Amy Springer

I have a soft spot for friends, and for lovely frocks. When the two combine for another fabulous social cause, I had to share the good work of my friend Amy in her fundraising efforts for Dressember.
Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who’ve been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women.
Something we can all get behind!
Meet my good (fabulously frocked) friend Amy Springer..

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