CHAPTER EIGHT

SEEKING VALUE IN A SHATTERED WORLD OF WORK

By Nathan Lyons

Generation Why

Something extraordinary is happening. At least it feels that way to me.

Youth Protest

August 2011. I’m in Tel Aviv, strolling down Rothschild Boulevard—this city’s answer to New York’s Park Avenue. Lined with fancy restaurants and boutique stores, the street usually throngs with well-heeled women walking their poodles, businessmen laughing over al fresco lunches, and lycra-clad joggers pounding the manicured flowerbeds.

Today is different. The boulevard has disappeared under a thousand tents; what’s left of the sidewalk is literally crammed with excited young people. Some brandish placards bearing political slogans, some are playing musical instruments; most ...

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