Deep Knowledge is the New Knowledge for Gen Z

When I was in high school, I was told by my teachers and adult mentors to strive to be the all-around student — the student that excelled in all sports, all academic subjects, and all extracurricular activities. But while this might be what most universities and employers looked for in the past, deep knowledge is the new way to stand-out, especially for entrepreneurs.

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How Gen Z Can Find Opportunities They’re Actually Passionate About

According to Monster Worldwide, the second most important factor that Gen Z-ers are looking for in employers is the ability to pursue their passion. And after talking with many fellow Gen Zers for my book, I can definitely say that my own research backs this up.

But many adults and institutions aren’t necessarily encouraging Gen Zs like myself to pursue our passions. One of the people that I interviewed for my book said it best.

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Words of Wisdom for Gen Z from a Top Venture Capitalist

As a result of hosting and meeting Steve Case, the founder of AOL, at a speakers’ series event at Georgetown University in December 2016, I learned more about the exciting world of venture capital and inclusive entrepreneurship. I was intrigued. And this intrigue eventually landed me an intern position at Case’s venture capital firm Revolution, specifically on the Rise of the Rest team. Rise of the Rest is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems.

This opportunity allowed me to meet many inspiring entrepreneurs and venture capitalists — notably, Philippe Bourguignon.

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