25 Rules For Young “Professionals”

Thought Catalog

Last week, Kirk McDonald — self-proclaimed “dream boss” of the “cool, rapidly growing company in the digital field,” PubMatic — wrote an open letter to college graduates in the Wall Street Journal online. Essentially, he argues, us young babes are mostly unemployable (by him, at least) because we don’t speak computer. Our parents told us we could be anything we wanted, and we wanted to be basket-weaving, modern-dancing slam poets, so we majored in one of The Humanities. Now we’re screwed.

This line of thought is bad enough. Why, yes, Kirk, we absolutely need a world in which everyone can make the Internet but no one can actually produce anything interesting to put on the Internet. But then Danny Rubin, managing editor of “News to Live By,” a website devoted to helping “the Millennial generation” find “the career advice and leadership lessons ‘hidden’ in the day’s top stories,” decided that…

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