"The Trophy Kids Grow Up by Ron Alsop will give you a sense of the average millennial—a worldly, technologically savvy, confident and driven individual—and tell you how to adapt to this rogue workforce. The author also highlight the stark differences between the millennials and the baby-boomers that shaped the current workplace. Millenials are changing the nature of the workplace: Alsop will tell you how to get ready." —ManageSmarter.com, October 10, 2008
"In his book The Trophy Kids Grow Up, Ron Alsop explores the helicopter parents phenomenon. He realizes that parents do—and always have—been their children's career advisers."—Careerbuilder.com, August 13, 2008
"Alsop, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explores the emergence of the 80 million strong millennial generation into the workplace and the resulting ramifications in this insightful and in-depth look at Generation Y. Born between 1980 and 2001, "millennials" are a new breed of student, worker and global citizen, with distinctly different—often paradoxical—values and motivations. Millennials have a high sense of entitlement but are also philanthropic and community-minded; they set a high premium on career success but are incorrigible job-hoppers and rarely exhibit loyalty to any particular place of employment; their commitment is to self-determination and to garnering as many skills as possible before moving on in pursuit of their "dream job." Based on data collected from interviews with student recruiters, particularly in management consulting, and at accounting and investment banking firms, Alsop explains how companies can take the lead in understanding and reaching out to Generation Y and what organizations can expect in their new hires. This well-crafted book will help companies adapt to meet the desires and demands of the millennial generation and retain the best talent." (Oct.)—Publishers Weekly, August 11, 2008
As a Millennial myself, this book provided a great, if occasionally repetitive, insight into how my generation is perceived by the older generations in the workplace. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katie
Yes, the trophy kids are shaking things up and not taking any names.
Yep, you lame old school people have to deal with us if you like it or not!
I thought the book The Trophy Kids Grow Up was a wonderful book. I saw the book in my local library, and I was intrigued by the title. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Malcolm C. Davidson
One can read this book two ways. First to rail against the millennials who
are not willing to wait to climb the corporate... Read more
I bought 2 copies of this book. Both were new, shipped quickly and I found them to be in great shape. Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Gregory Hovagim
This book is a great start to understanding what we've made our kids into...and how to lead and manage them as employees. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by Buzz in the AF
Ron Alsop casts a thorough, balanced spotlight on this generation's strengths, preferences, and challenges, sharing essential understanding for all who teach, hire, work and play... Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Frederick Talbott
A startling insight into a world that is completely foreign to senior citizens, other than the fact that we can see our grandchildren being coddled too much. Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by Edward J. Dunphy