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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 1. The Trophy Kids

Larissa Kravanja always believed she could achieve whatever she put her mind to. So far, she hasn't disappointed herself.

The University of Virginia graduate, now in her mid-20s, has been ascending the corporate ladder at Merrill Lynch & Co. and looking forward to eventually attending one of America's top law schools. An admittedly obsessive list maker, Kravanja continually sets new objectives for herself. Soon after her college graduation, she made a list of goals she hoped to reach by age 25, including running two half marathons, taking the entrance exams for graduate school and law school, getting promoted at Merrill Lynch, and moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan. She achieved all of them, but just barely; her move ...

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