Mauro F. Guillén: Perennials and the Megatrends Creating a Postgenerational Society

In today’s world, the acceleration of megatrends—increasing longevity and the explosion of technology, among many others—is transforming life as we know it.

Leading sociologist and business economist Mauro F. Guillén explains that a new postgenerational workforce known as “perennials”—individuals who are not pitted against each other either by their age or experience—will level the playing field so everyone has a chance at living a rewarding life.

He argues that outmoded terms like Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z have long been used to pigeonhole us into rigid categories and life stages that artificially prevent people from reaching their full potential.

Join us as Guillén reveals how this generational revolution will impact young people just entering the workforce as well as those who are living and working longer.


This program is generously supported by the Jackson Square Partners Foundation.



All in-person attendees will receive a copy of The Perennials, compliments of the Ken & Jaclyn Broad Family Fund.



In Partnership with World Affairs.



Photo courtesy the speaker.

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Mauro F. Guillén

Professor of Management and Vice Dean for the MBA for Executive Programs, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Author, The Perennials: The Megatrends Creating a Postgenerational Society; Twitter @MauroFGuillen

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In Conversation with Ray Suarez

Host, KQED’s “On Shifting Ground”; Author, We Are Home: Becoming American in the 21st Century: an Oral History (forthcoming); Twitter @RaySuarezNews