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Generational Cycles – Anthems

09/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

When Roger Daltrey sang, ‘I hope I die before I get old’, he sounded what was to become the clarion cry of the rising Baby-Boom teenager. The Who’s song ‘My Generation’ quickly established itself as the anthem for … Read More

Generational Cycles – No Logo

22/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

How do you write a manifesto for a no-manifesto, how-dare-you-tell-me-what-to-think, alienated, Nomad generation? Well, the first part of the answer inevitably involves the expression, ‘another Nomad’. Enter Naomi Klein – born in 1970, right in the middle of … Read More

Generational Cycles – Distribution Curves & Contradictions

15/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There are two kinds of people in the world Part #335. There are the people that see everything as black or white. And there are people who understand distribution curves. For some reason the generation-cycles work of Strauss … Read More

Generational Cycles – Imagine

10/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Let’s play Spot The Baby-Boomer. Specifically those born in the ‘cusper’ period between 1961 and 1964. Some fell on the Boomer side of the fence, some ended up Xers. One way to spot the difference is look to … Read More

Generational Cycles – Mid-Life Crises

20/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I know not everyone reads this part of the ezine. It nevertheless follows the same philosophy as all the other parts of our research activity. And that includes the idea of constantly challenging what we find rather than … Read More

Generational Cycles – Beyond The ‘Pseudo-Science’

17/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Time, this month, to have a deeper look at the ‘pseudo-science’ arguing article mentioned in last month’s Generation article. We love anything that challenges existing theories. But only if it adds something to the story, as opposed to … Read More

Generational Cycles – Solo Weddings

28/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Laura Mesi spent £8,700 on her solo wedding, complete with white dress, wedding cake and 70 guests

We reap what we sow. Welcome to the West’s latest generational trend: solo weddings. Tell a child when they’re … Read More

Generational Cycles – Deadhead Stickers On Cadillacs

31/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“I was driving down the San Diego Freeway and got passed by a $21,000 Cadillac Seville, the status symbol of the Right-wing upper-middle-class American bourgeoisie – all the guys with the blue blazers with the crests and the … Read More

Generational Cycles – Battlestar Galactica

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Battlestar Galactica is a modern myth, in the vein of the original Star Wars. Like a lot of science fiction, there are often many generation cycle related features amongst the array of the characters. Very often, too, the … Read More