Neil Howe is an American author and consultant best known for his work on social generations regarding a theorized generational cycle in American history.
Neil Howe is the historian and demographer who coined the term "millennial." He also developed the Strauss-Howe generational theory — the idea that America has four types of generations which go through cycles of history together. He joins Heaton to explain a different way to look at history and to pinpoint where we are in it.
Neil Howe co-authored the book The Fourth Turning, a book that was hugely influential on the world view of Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor. In this fascinating episode, Neil discusses the ideas behind his book, why he thinks history moves in cycles, and what Trump means for the world and its current cycle. Show Notes The idea behind The Fourth Turning What a “Turning” is Why we are in the Fourth Turning and what is going to happen What Neil knows about Steve Bannon How the 2008 crisis was the beginning of the Fourth Turning What a Great Champion is How Trump works into this idea of cyclical history Why they decided to write the book When Turnings are not deterministic Why academic history is less relevant for people today What Neil can and can’t predict with his theory Links The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny Generation Zero The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
National speaker and the foremost expert on generations, and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, Neil Howe offers insights into the importance of the Millennial generation to the workplace. Neil shares cutting edge strategies to recruit, train and motivate today's incoming youth workforce. He describes the factors that have made this important generation such a powerful force for the future of business, government, and education. Neil Howe debunks popular myths that surround the Millennials, and why the media and some employers have it all wrong. Instead of being a liability, discover how today's young employees represent an asset and an opportunity for any employer.
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Oct 21st, 1951
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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3 hours, 16 minutes
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