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David and Jonah Stillman Gen X and Gen Z Father-Son Speaking Combo | Researchers, Authors, and Founders of GenGuru
David Stillman is recognized as the most experienced and knowledgeable figure in the generational conversation. For over twenty-five years he has been called on by business executives, politicians, and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has commented on the generations in the media for CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
His creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, the much-coveted CLIO Award, and most recently was named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal as well as one of the Power50 in the state of MN.
David is also LinkedIn’s resident generational expert including the creator of one of their most sought-after e-learning courses.
In addition to being an internationally acclaimed speaker on the generations, David is also the co-author of three best-selling books including When Generations Collideand The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace.
David’s most recent book was co-authored with his Gen Z son, Jonah, Gen Z @ Work. This captivating book published by HarperCollins delves into the seven key traits of the Gen Z generation.
Jonah Stillman is part of the Gen Z phenomenon who are actively pursuing life as an entrepreneur. Along with a team of peers, he conducted one of the first national surveys about Gen Z’s workplace attitudes. The eye-opening results not only sparked Jonah's passion but also fueled his determination to continue fostering an ongoing dialogue on this topic. Jonah has already shared his valuable insights on Gen Z with renowned media outlets such as the NY Times, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, Fast Company, TIME, INC, and Forbes and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts, including Simon Sinek's, A Bit of Optimism.
He collaborated with his father David to author the best-selling book, "Gen Z @ Work " (published by HarperCollins). This insightful book delves into the seven key traits of Gen Z. It provides cutting-edge case studies and insights from Gen Zers themselves, offering the knowledge today’s leaders need to get ahead of the next gaps in the workplace and how best to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage Gen Zers. Ahead of the curve, Gen Z @ Work is the first comprehensive, serious look at what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.
On a personal note, during his childhood, Jonah spent 10 years competing in snowboarding on the national US circuit. He achieved an impressive rank within the top 5 in the country before deciding to shift his focus toward working with his father in the generational field.