Thank You, Under 30’s

Inc. magazine online is asking readers to chose their favorite from their “30 under 30” honorees whom the editors describe as “America’s coolest young entrepreneurs.”   A teaser to the article, “For Young Entrepreneurs, Safety in Numbers,” which describes the willingness of this new generation of business leaders to look beyond the walls of a traditional company, says it all:

Despite the economic gloom and doom, the honorees on this year’s 30 Under 30 list are building wildly successful ventures with the help of their peers, parents, professors, and patrons.   Why enlisting these loyal tribes of support has become so important in the start-up world — and how the smartest companies foster that same loyalty among their customers.”

The honorees are the vanguard of the Millennial Generation (those born between 1982 and 2005), and as you can read in this excerpt from Chapter 7, they were born to connect.  They intuitively know the importance of consequential strangers, and they can teach the rest of us a thing or two about collaboration and connecting across traditional boundaries.  My vote went to Pete Cashmore, the 23-year-old founder of the website Mashable.com–which provides one-stop shopping for advice about using social media, as an individual, a business, or to promote a cause.   Last year when this old dog set out to learn some new tricks, fortunately someone recommended the site, which has been an invaluable resource, praised by experts as well as newbies like me.   I didn’t know most of the honorees, but reading about them gave me hope!

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