Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz

By Tina Powell

Sitting in the front row were two athletic soon-to-be college graduates, eager for corporate, game face and all. A serious and focused young woman in her 20s, adjacently positioned, never stopped making eye contact with me or taking notes in the Giovatto Auditorium.

This was an event hosted by the Business Leaders of Tomorrow at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. An active and engaged group of student leaders ready to take on the world, representing the next wave of millennial entrepreneurs, global business and finance professionals, and tech superstars defining the evolution of a connected economy.

Judging by the lay of the land, putting the cell phone away was clearly a battle I would not win during my presentation. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even try.

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