The children of the Baby Boomers form Generation X, a generation that
has seen more medical and technological advances than any prior

Gen X has shortened the learning curve as their fast-passed attention
span generates a continual desire for new ideas and, yes, even more

This web page are dedicated to creating a deeper understanding of the
members of this generation:
Impact on a generation
inventions, and entertainment during their
academic years. Here are some of the events that
had an impact on this generation.

Historical Events
  • Nixon resigns
  • Hostages in Iran
  • Challenger explosion
  • Reagan, Thatcher, and Gorbachev
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Lennon shot
  • Kuwait invaded
  • Oklahoma City bombing
  • Death of Princess Diana
  • Clinton scandals
  • Women's Rights
  • Y2K

  • Microwave ovens
  • Post-it note
  • Rollerblades
  • Walkman
  • VCR

  • ET
  • The Simpsons
  • Cabbage Patch dolls
  • Pet Rocks
  • Sesame Street
  • Disco
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Bon Jovi
  • Prince
  • Guns ‘n Roses
  • Springsteen
Generational Assets
Here are some key assets exhibited by a majority of this
  • Stable
  • Detail oriented
  • Thorough
  • Loyal
  • Hard-Working
View of Money as a Motivator
The most important thing to this generation is an
employer's recognition that they must have a balance
between their work and non-work lives. Money is not as
important as having interesting work that allows
relationships with family and friends.
Generational Liabilities
Here are some key assets exhibited by a majority of this
  • Inpatient
  • Poor people skills
  • Inexperienced
  • Cynical
View of Authority
This generation is generally unimpressed by authority.
Unlike their parents, Gen Xers prefer to let supervisors see
what is right and wrong as opposed to trying to impress
them with strictly good news.
View of Career
Gen Xers want to have a diversified resume. They are not
hesitant to change employers to build a more impressive
resume and to limit their dependency on a single employer.
Defining a Generation
Generation: Gen X
Determined by Birth
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