On behalf of my generation, I’d like to apologize to the millenials. I know there are those who consider them to be pampered and fragile and expectant of handouts, desperate for the wub-wub-wub of their helicopter parents to swoop in and save them from failing. But I see it differently. I see us as having failed them on far too many levels. And for that I’m most sorry.
We arrogant baby boomers thought we knew it all: how to succeed in business (and life) without really trying. Yet we then imposed on our children a set of rigorous expectations, so that they became near-paralyzed in their Herculean efforts to achieve them.