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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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1.1. A MILLENNIAL PORTRAIT

The millennials are fast on their way to rivaling the baby boomers as the most studied generation. They are sometimes referred to as "echo boomers" because many of them are the offspring of boomers, who have helped shape them and continue to play a major role in their lives. Whether they will affect the world as much as the boomers did remains uncertain, of course, but they are certainly promising to make waves.

The trophy kids have generally enjoyed financial and emotional security in their close, comfortable relationships with their families. But their lives also have been touched by a succession of momentous events, including the Columbine High School shootings; the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; the wars ...

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