• Study finds that for internet risks, resilience, not abstinence is helpful

    Study finds that for internet risks, resilience, not abstinence is helpful

    Resilience, not abstinence, may help teens battle online risk | Penn State University. Generation Z or the Homeland generation are glued to their devices and will live in a world where the internet will merge with the real world. This means that also the dangers of the online world will be superimposed onto reality. We can’t(…)

  • Generation Z and the Future of Food

    Generation Z and the Future of Food

    Research Chefs Association is the leading professional community for food research and development. Its members are the pioneers of the discipline of Culinology – the blending of culinary arts and the science of food. I recently attended their conference on the Future of Food, where I held a speech about Generation Z and their attitudes(…)

  • SXSW 2015 was all about macrotrends

    SXSW 2015 was all about macrotrends

    I have been busy with SXSW lately and taken a pretty long break from writing. Unlike so many in the professional and personal blogosphere I’m too overwhelmed with sessions, pitches and expos at SXSW that I can’t really find “the thing” that broke out or defined the mood of the conference. If I had to mention particular(…)

Testimonials

“Great insight into what is shaping kids today”

Anne has great insight into what is shaping kids today and takes pride in assuring that the information she shares is grounded in a good foundation of credible information. Her presentation on Generation Z for the product developers at the Research Chef Association truly helped the audience see that this up and coming generation will have some defining qualities that will influence how and what they choose to eat in the future.

Judy Lindsey, General Mgr. Product Dynamics a Consumer Integrated Product Research and Development Consultancy

“Leading authority on post-millennial values”

Our firm recently interviewed Anne Boysen as part of a 3 month project for a large philanthropic and grantmaking organization around the future of democracy in the United States. Her expertise was added to voices from across different disciplines, including science fiction authors, legal institution executives, government agency leaders, national union heads and presidential speechwriters. As a leading authority on the future of generational and post-millennial values, Anne’s extensive knowledge and input into the project was a key element in defining how individuals will view and shape democracy over the next several decades. I would gladly work with her again, and recommend her to anyone wanting to create impactful foresight, strategy and innovation around generations in the workforce and society.

Frank Spencer, KedgeFuture, LLC

“Excellent Insight!”

I’ve been collaborating with Ms. Boysen for many months. Anne’s insight, enthusiasm, and knowledge of generational concepts and trends has been helpful in many ways while my production company pursues our documentary and website centered on Millennials. While Anne focuses currently on the next generation, the “Homelanders” as many are calling them, she brings value to our work with Millennials as well. We’ve published many of her articles and she is a featured columnist on our site. We hope to work with Anne on a documentary related to this newest, youngest generation born since the early 2000s.

James Wolfensberger, Nameless: Revealing A Generation

Do Generations Matter?

Generational differences are those that evolve as a result of historical changes. Children and teenagers are particularly receptive to changes in their macro-environment and are shaped by these changes. A new generational zeitgeist emerges when younger cohorts interact with changing forces in complex adaptive social systems. Using generational foresight we can identify some of these 'pivot points' and forecast changes even before they happen.

Raising a Young Generation in the Ongoing Digital Revolution

From Central Texas chapter of World Future Society, May 2014. 45% of our current jobs will disappear by 2035. Middle class jobs are getting fewer as smart machines are replacing jobs and middle class incomes remain stagnant. How can we prepare the next generation to not only coexist, but actually prosper alongside computers in the third industrial revolution or Second Machine Age