Almost Our Time by Rob Stam audiobook

Almost Our Time: Generation X Takes On America's Challenges

By Rob Stam , with Greg Smith
Read by Joshua Schicker

Sozo Media Group
5.23 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780983014003

"Generation X" grew up with Star Wars, prepared to deal with the problems of a fantasy universe. They also grew up during the longest period of economic growth in American history. When the first Star Wars movie came out the Dow Jones Industrial Average was around 900 points; when the last movie was released it was more than 10,000. Their parents' 401ks got fat and the little houses they had collected Star Wars toys in became worth ten times what mom and dad had paid for them. Now Gen Xers are in their thirties and forties and starting to run for Congress and to run major corporations. As the legions of Baby Boomers retire to live out their eternal "hipsterness" with megadoses of Viagra and iPod's full of classic rock, the Star Wars kids are going to take their turn leading America. Are they ready? Rob Stam rode the wave of the last two bubbles economies, with luxury houses, cars and toys before he was thirty years old. He lost it all in bankruptcy court and became a cautionary tale of easy times and easy credit. He learned the hard way that the values and way of life of his grandparents are timeless truths that made America great. In Almost Our Time he argues that Generation X is assuming leadership of a very different country than the one they grew up in. Even so, if the Star Wars generation will learn and apply classic American principles they can defeat the "Debt Star" and other real world problems and pass on a better nation to their children.

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"Generation X" grew up with Star Wars, prepared to deal with the problems of a fantasy universe. They also grew up during the longest period of economic growth in American history. When the first Star Wars movie came out the Dow Jones Industrial Average was around 900 points; when the last movie was released it was more than 10,000. Their parents' 401ks got fat and the little houses they had collected Star Wars toys in became worth ten times what mom and dad had paid for them.

Now Gen Xers are in their thirties and forties and starting to run for Congress and to run major corporations. As the legions of Baby Boomers retire to live out their eternal "hipsterness" with megadoses of Viagra and iPod's full of classic rock, the Star Wars kids are going to take their turn leading America. Are they ready?

Rob Stam rode the wave of the last two bubbles economies, with luxury houses, cars and toys before he was thirty years old. He lost it all in bankruptcy court and became a cautionary tale of easy times and easy credit. He learned the hard way that the values and way of life of his grandparents are timeless truths that made America great. In Almost Our Time he argues that Generation X is assuming leadership of a very different country than the one they grew up in. Even so, if the Star Wars generation will learn and apply classic American principles they can defeat the "Debt Star" and other real world problems and pass on a better nation to their children.

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Author Bio: Rob Stam

Author Bio: Rob Stam

Rob Stam frequently speaks to groups about discovering the difference between success and failure in business and life. Through his consulting business, The Big Red Group, he helps entrepreneurs figure out how to grow their business while avoiding the mistakes he made. He lives in Holland, Michigan, with his wife and son.

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Author Bio: Greg Smith

Author Bio: Greg Smith

Greg Smith is a professional writer and speaker. He works in a variety of genres and frequently collaborates with other authors. He is not only a storyteller but understands how and why stories work and how to harness their power for books, brands, and businesses. Greg lives with his wife and children in Holland, Michigan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English