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‘This book is a must-read for organizations that are looking to positively engage with the millennial generation. It boldly attempts to define the rules of engagement for a generation that will reshape our future.’
‘From the first time I spoke with Debashish, I was amazed by his knowledge and passion for engagement. That’s why I invited him to judge The Lotus Awards. Engaging with millennials will be one of the biggest challenges businesses face, and we are lucky that Debashish has shared his extensive research to help make this easier for us all’.
‘On the pitch or off the pitch, millennials with their sheer number and presence rule the roost. They represent the youth of today full with energy, enthusiasm and potential. They need to be engaged better, their boundless energies need to be channelized, but first they need to be heard and understood. Unfortunately, we see a lot of rough edges between the previous generations and millennials, whether in cricket or outside, mostly owing to misunderstandings. The result is often counterproductive for organizations and societies, the cricket equivalent of caught-behind or stumped.
‘This book is an exhaustive study of a dilemma facing every organization on the planet—how to motivate and retain Generation Y employees and consumers. The young entering the workforce today bring new and exciting skills that open up new possibilities for organizations and by 2030, Generation Y staffers will account for two-thirds of all employees in the global workforce.
‘The author’s work is an insightful treatise on a contemporary reality which has started impacting many a social and business landscape globally. One can experience the painstaking research effort and the authentic enquiry adopted by Debashish as we immerse in its thought-provoking and gripping content. The book is rich with facts and feelings ascribed to this cohort aptly called now as the most disruptive population to inhabit the world.
‘The rapid advancement of science and technology has greatly enhanced our understanding of the universe. This book delves deep into the universe of the human mind with Generation Y at its core. Rapid pace of change has the potential to widen the disconnect between generations in various spheres of life disturbing peace at personal and societal levels. Understanding, as rightly pointed out by the author, is a prerequisite for effective and fruitful engagement across generations. Rarely do we come across a book like this. Usefulness of this book extends far beyond workplace and marketplace.
‘This is the book I have been waiting for, as an employer. The importance of this subject is widely known, but mostly spoken with individual perceptions. This book will help us to understand millennials while defining the workplace policies and practices, taking into account the fact that by 2020 half of the population in India will be below 25 years of age. This book will also help the millennials understand how they are perceived with clear analysis for them to integrate with society. I congratulate Dr Debashish for this book’.
‘This is a very important book in our context. Millennials are a force that cannot be ignored. It is important, therefore, that everyone who interacts with millennials gets some understanding of what drives them—and their drivers are really unique. This book by Dr Debashish, the culmination of close to a decade of research, tries to decode millennials and their thinking—a start to engaging with this generation in a more meaningful manner’.
‘Dr Debashish has written a must-read primer for organizations to reach out, understand and engage with millennials. The Life of Y is a well-researched, timely publication that will help build a bridge between organizations and Gen Y to better the quality of engagement’.
‘All the new generations, in my opinion, always felt that they were one step ahead when compared to their predecessors. And, obviously, the “previous generation” thought the opposite and bemoaned the watering down of values, work ethics, etc. But, in the current scenario of baton handover to the “millennials,” we are witnessing an upheaval which is still being probed into and many are clueless.
‘A timely analysis and thorough exploration of the “Y” factor, the book charts a strategic path for engaging millennials’.
‘Millennial puzzle is a global challenge today. There is certainly a sense of excitement as millennials populate workplaces and marketplaces and become more dominant players in the society. However, there is also a sense of uncertainty as to how to engage them, aggravated by the widespread myths that prevail about this generation. This book not only spectacularly busts those myths but also introduces us to the “real” millennial as never before. Actual life narrative accounts of millennials make it even more lively and gripping.
‘This is a very relevant topic across the world. It is even more pertinent in India given the demographic profile. Dr Debashish Sengupta is passionate about this topic and has covered all the key aspects of it’.
This book attempts to create a deep empathy on what millennials want. In this book author has thrown some light on the behavior of Gen Y, and has made an attempt to list a few pointers on how to interact with them and develop the next level of managers.
‘The life of Y’ by Debashish Sengupta is a good work on understanding the life of millennial not just within organization and but also in the burgeoning social and formal marketplace as consumers of products and services.
The idea of this book revolve around engaging the millennia generation at workplace, market place and as contributing member of the society. The author emphasizes that to thrive and to survive in this dynamic changing world, corporates need to attract, train and retain the best of these talented workforce.