Who said the young are apathetic?

A certain Miss Tatiana Farley, 24 years of age, resident in Sydney, previously of Melbourne, sends out a Thought of The Day by 9.00am every day; a virtual early morning gift to nearly 1000 recipients. Some are straight up hilarious: “If you want to really know someone before you marry, set them in front of a computer with a very S L O W internet connection.”

Others are poignant and some are classic pearls of wisdom.

One in particular came through this week that showed how insightful and connected this group of early career, just out of university graduates really are. Inviting comments from her network, Tatiana posted the following:

“Today’s Thought of the Day comes courtesy of Matilda Hay who felt it was pertinent to Australia’s current political climate / life in general…”

“If you want to be popular all the time, you will misgovern.”
– Lee Kuan Yew

(Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, commonly known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. He chose to step down in 1990 to ensure a stable leadership renewal.)

It’s exciting to think that coming through our doors for interview, being hired by us and our clients, are a bunch of ‘kids’ who may well watch Housewives of LA and follow Kim Kardashian on a slow Sunday afternoon, but are politically astute, open to voicing their observations and interested in both current affairs and the lessons of the past.

Bring them on!

Anita Ziemer

Anita is the Executive Director of Slade Group, and a member of the advisory board. In a career spanning roles working in government, not-for-profit, public company and the SME sector, Anita has a broad view of the landscape of Australians at work. Committed to making a difference in her professional and personal life, Anita is a Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas, previous Chair of Melbourne Girls Grammar School, and a Non Executive Director of online men's lifestyle publisher Boss Hunting.

Anita Ziemer
Executive Director
Slade Group
Level 10, 333 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9235 5100
aziemer@sladegroup.com.au
sladegroup.com.au

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