July 17th, 2012
05:19 PM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them. Here, CNN contributor and Millennial David Lloyd, with Jos van der Bij, a Dutch student doing an internship in London, write on the risks of mass unemployment.

(CNN) –  Youth unemployment in the 1930s destabilized Germany and radicalized a resentful youth, propelling support for extremist parties.

The consequences are well known. Now, with European unemployment rising, we should be drawing on lessons from the past. It is nothing short of a tragedy that youth unemployment in both Greece and Spain has surged above the 50% mark.

To prevent a generation of young people being unable to find jobs and set themselves up with a secure future, it is essential to act now. The policy maker who does not heed the lessons of history is guilty of negligence on a massive scale.

Just like in the 1930s, when the Great Depression caused youth unemployment to hit the 50% levels in Germany, the current financial crisis is wreaking havoc on young people.
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July 11th, 2012
11:18 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

London (CNN) – The Millennials meet two new faces from the streets of North London.

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have style, substance and an entrepreneurial spirit. The two have known each other since childhood, and have been working together for more than five years.

These days, they are modern day Willy Wonkas - creating a business from jelly molds.



July 6th, 2012
04:26 PM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

London (CNN) – This week, we say goodbye to our London Millennial, Joe Braidwood.

We have seen his tenacious ambition, and had insight into his fears.

Joe tells CNN's Richard Quest why he feels so driven, and the cost of his achievements.



June 27th, 2012
10:28 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) –In Johannesburg Milli Bongela takes on a new project, with a little help from a friend. In London, Joe Braidwood welcomes a new team member – as he admits he can’t do it all.

In this show, Joe puts these worries aside, and lets off some steam. He catches up with some friends he hasn’t seen in a while, including his sister.

Milli, meanwhile, recognizes taking time out is a necessity, not a luxury.



June 21st, 2012
07:00 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) - Aspiring actor Michael Burbach graduates to an uncertain future, like tens of thousands of Millennials across the U.S. entering a difficult job market.

But a big break is right around the corner. Meanwhile in London, Joe Braidwood finds that in the juggle to push himself, some balls get dropped.

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May 30th, 2012
05:07 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) – The unemployment crisis is not only about a lack of jobs – it is also about a lack of skilled candidates. Recruitment company Manpower says there is a global skills gap that shows no sign of narrowing.

But not all members of the young workforce are struggling with skills. A Millennial will become a jack of all trades if it means getting ahead.

This week, the Millennials focus on Milla Bongela in South Africa as she launches her new brand blog – and has some tough decisions to make. But she worries if doing it all puts quality at risk.

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May 21st, 2012
05:01 PM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them. Here, CNN contributor and Millennial David Lloyd – who in this week's episode is in the running for an innovation award - asks if foreign entrepreneurs are friend or foe.

(CNN) – There is a new talent war and it is global. But the battle to attract foreign entrepreneurs has put the differences between some countries under the microscope.

In the U.S., PayPal founder Peter Thiel is backing the construction of a ship which will host foreign entrepreneurs off California’s coast. This will keep them beyond the reach of America’s draconian immigration stance towards foreign wealth-creators.
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May 16th, 2012
10:32 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) – In episode 11 of this week's Millennials, we look back at the earlier years.

We begin in London with Joe Braidwood. As a chief marketing officer, Joe has achieved more than most people at 27 years of age.

But is his success generational or is it down to great parenting?

We speak to his father and look back at some of Joe’s home videos to find out whether he’s Millennial from birth.



April 25th, 2012
04:47 PM GMT
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April 18th, 2012
09:12 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them. In this episode, Joe Braidwood and his company, Swift Key, head to Barcelona for the 2012 Global Mobile Awards 2012 while David Lloyd, CNN contributor, writes on the attraction of Colombia from the Summit of the Americas.  Follow The Millennials to find out how Lloyd's company, Intern Latin America, was recognized at the summit.

(CNN) – Buying real estate in Colombia is not the sort of thing that your local bank branch manager is likely to recommend. But to me it is a sensible, even prudent, macro-bet on a country which is the next star of Latin America.

Colombia now takes its place alongside an Asian tiger like Indonesia and the future giant of South Africa in the CIVETS group of rapidly growing emerging markets. It is the new darling of “smart money” which views it as the hidden gem of Latin America. Although it continues to suffer from out-of-date negative perceptions, its attractiveness is coming onto both the tourist and investor’s radars.

The negative perceptions that persist present opportunities. In Colombia’s modern and industrious second city, Medellin (where Hewlett Packard has just located its entire Latin American Headquarters), prime property is found for under $750 per square meter, with rental yields in excess of 10% commonplace. There are very few places in the world with statistics like this that share Colombia’s potential. I have just made a macro-bet on Colombia via a real estate purchase.
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