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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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Chapter 11. A Generous Generation

Mira Inbar, an M.B.A. student at the University of California at Berkeley, traces her first stirrings of altruism to her childhood in southern Florida. In fact, she proudly declares that she has been "a committed environmentalist since I was three years old." She remembers feeling appalled by the rapid encroachment of commercial development on the natural habitat in her community. "When I was little, there were orange groves, wooded areas, herons, and cranes everywhere," she says wistfully. "Then I saw everything I called home disappear and turn into strip malls."

Inbar remained true to her values and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in biology and environmental studies from Oberlin College. She envisioned ...

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