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“As far as the propositions of Mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain they do not refer to reality.”

-Albert Einstein (1954)

In June 2013 I boarded a plane from Austin, TX headed home.

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The American workplace is changing fast. As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age and disconnect from their careers, their places are being taken up by Millennials. Defined as anybody between the ages of 18 and 34, Millennials became the largest living generation this year. And now that the worst of the last economic recession is behind us, Millennials are becoming an increasingly important force in companies large and small. 

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When it comes to employment, oil and gas industry operates in cycles. The industry is still reeling from the talent gap created by the last major downturn, and the current drop in oil prices will certainly continue to negatively affect employment-but given the history of oil and gas, this too shall pass. 

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We don’t know the exact date it will happen, but 2015 will mark a momentous change in the makeup of America’s population. Sometime this year – and maybe it has already happened –so-called Millennials will become the nation’s largest living generation, surpassing their Baby Boomer parents.

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