Well, there is a lot that has been said and discussed about this generation. The point is why do we even need to define generation? If yes, then why is the generation known as the disruptors? Instead of questions, people have notions about this breed of Homo Sapiens. So, here we have Subramanian Kalpathi who has authored the book "The Millennials: Exploring the World of the Largest Living Generation" to shed light on the professional aspect of this group. Tune in and do share your thoughts on everything "millennial"!
The guest has had a myriad roles to play in his lifetime, right from HR to Consulting to Writing Columns and a lot more, professionally. But as he puts it, these diverse streams were not disconnected to each other but rather convergent and had an overarching theme which connects it all.
Millennials have been much discussed about debated on appreciated and ridiculed by the generations before them. But I think the next generations are always seen at with a critical view unless you know, they have proved themselves by the earlier generations. I happen to discuss this topic with a friend of mine Harshit, who very beautifully explained it. He said Millennials are the experimenters, trying a new approach for almost every aspect of their life personal or professional, and hence the difference of opinion. Our guest today Subramanian kalpathi has authored the book The Millennials, subtitle exploring the world of the largest living generation to shed light on the professional aspect of this group. So, let's hear from him.
Namaste, Welcome to secrets of storytellers. I am Shubham Agarwal. This is a podcast where I interview authors and writers from the world of business, literature and many more discussing stories and concepts. Don't miss out the last section where we get to know secrets from the storyteller themselves. Hello, Subramanyam. How are you? Welcome to secrets of storytellers.
Great to have you. So, you've served various roles throughout your career consulting, HR, researching, teaching, writing columns, and these are quite diverse if I look at them. To add to it, I've also authored a book. So how did this authoring journey happen for you?
Yeah, I can feel that journey was great. While you were explaining it, and I am sure that you know, those, all those things connected Well, yeah. So one, let us first define who a millennial is, you know, because there's a lot of debate about it. And there are enough and mode bifurcations, and all kinds of timelines and everything. So, who is a millennial, according to you?
Okay. I totally respect that, you know, I'm sure that you went deep into understanding what were the reasons of it. But say, I want to give you the chance to define it. What do you have done it on the basis of timeline? Or would you have done it on the basis of how when things? What has really changed in those years that, you know, we needed to define a new generation? What do you think? Yeah
I agree. Yeah.
That's a wonderful way to look at it. Yeah.
Right, I love I think the fact that you know, you relate to the facts over everything , I think that makes a lot of sense. So then, so when what are the two most important traits which define them in Millennials, or their approach towards the professional world, let's say. Sure.
Sort of decoded your presentation, then you have a question? Great.
So it's collecting data at your end?
That's a very valid point.
Right, I agree, those two things are quite unique with our generation. And I think that was not so comfortable in in these terms for the earlier generations. Right? Right. So, so real, quick, fast. Rapid Growth is something that the millennials always look for, you know, either they've achieved it or either they're looking for it. However, the elder ones The old wisdom tells us that you know finer things in life take time they take effort, they take some hard work. Do you think the generation of millennials have been able to prove otherwise?
Are no taking away the credit because they've changed a habit. they've brought in a new culture, which is never prevalent in India as a system. And I think that's a huge thing. It's a big thing to change a habit of a complete generation or so to say, a mass of people. So yeah, they've done a wonderful job.
That's, that's right. So, this, this difference of opinion, when this reaches the organizations, which have a mix of all generations, both the older ones and the millennials, have companies had a hard time dealing with this force, or has it helped in a solid push towards growth and better economic standing? Yeah, so
I agree. But then, you know, we, the millennials are the ones who have seen the context that we talked about transition, you know, we did not have a lot of technology at our hand, though. Now, we are extremely technology oriented. And you know, a digital technology has taken almost every aspect of the life. However, the next generation, the Gen Z, is someone who has been born with it already. So, do you see a different context emerge for these people? And they're more radical in their approach?
Were a luxury. Yeah
Or do you remember the time there were CDs and internet used to come in CDs? Yeah. So, I remember we used to install CDs can get into that. So that was crazy time, I think.
Not a great, but yeah, it's there.
Wonderful. I mean, is a really good take, obviously not making any judgment on which is right or which is wrong aspect, but these are, I think, in total the aspects of the next generation and I agree again, Great, I think it was a wonderful discussion on how many nails have shaved up, and how are they shaping up? And where are we headed? This brings us to the last section of the podcast, which is a comment section across all the episodes. It's an interesting one and a personal favourite is when. So, you know, we call the show secrets of storytellers. So I want to ask you one secret about the book or about your journey as an author, while you were writing the book that you've probably not read in any other platform yet.
Good, good. backups.
But were you nervous or scared while taking that step? That's, that's a bold step to take a sabbatical for writing a book, which you've never done in your life before? of a four-month duration?
Right. So, I think you took the millennial approach, and it worked out for you. Well, so great. Thank you so much for giving this time. It was a wonderful discussion. I hope you enjoyed it, too. Thank you.
The pleasure is ours. And thank you to all the listeners until the next secret and the next story teller. signing off. Bye.
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