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The Kelvin Smith Library provides the campus community with access to world-class research collections, technology-equipped classrooms and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art digital resources and even a café.  In support of the “Think Forum Lecture Series,” the library offers a selection of resources accessible in this “Research Guide.”

This guide was prepared for the Think Forum Lecture Series by Randall Lane on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Lane will present "The Millennial Miracle: Lessons from the Greatest Generation of Business."

This Kelvin Smith Library Research Guide offers a variety of information below, plus more on these additional pages:


The Millennial Miracle: Lessons from the Greatest Generation of Business

As the creator of both Forbes’ wildly popular 30 Under 30 lists and the Under 30 Summit, as well as the author of You Only Need to Be Right Once (Penguin) which chronicles the rise of the young tech billionaire, Randall Lane is at the center of a historically unprecedented event. For the first time in human history, it’s actually a professional advantage to be young. The stories behind how these first-generation digital natives have disrupted entire industries, which Lane chronicles with gusto, offer great lessons and a blueprint for business and professional reinvention. His keynote ends with a candid Q-and-A, fielding deeper questions on this topic, as well as general questions about business or the media.


Randall Lane is the editor of Forbes Magazine, and believes strongly that entrepreneurial capitalism and market-based thinking can solve the world's problems. This is his second stint at Forbes: between 1991 and 1997, he was a reporter, a staff writer (five cover stories), associate editor, and Washington bureau chief. In between, he caught the start-up bug: he co-founded P.O.V. Magazine (Adweek's Startup of the Year), and then launched Doubledown Media (Trader Monthly, Dealmaker, Private Air, etc.). As a fattening hobby, he has reviewed restaurants for various magazines since college (and was a National Magazine Award finalist for my wine writing). He used to think chronicling the world's greatest business minds made him a great entrepreneur, but he now realizes his time as an entrepreneur made him an acute business journalist.

Since returning to Forbes in 2011, he helped it reach its highest-ever U.S. readership, according to GfK MRI. He also has created two of the company's signature events: the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, which gathers the world's richest, most influential people to tackle intractable global problems, and the Under 30 Summit. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project.

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Think Forum Related Guides

These guides were created to support the previous Town Hall series and the current Think Forum Lecture Series. They are listed in the order of newest first.