The recent Forbes article Entrepreneurship (or lack thereof) in Millenials questions whether or not Gen Y (called millenials in this article) is tough enough to make it as entrepreneurs. Key quote:
"The oft raised question - and it is a big one for the U.S. - is whether millennials (also known as "The Everybody Gets a Trophy" generation) have been so coddled, so inoculated against insults and injury, that they are now too, well, soft to achieve entrepreneurial success."
We, of course, strongly disagree. Our research - and the research of others - points to Gen Y being a very entrepreneurial generation.
I'm also curious who is raising this "oft raised question?" We do a pretty good job of keeping up with the work being done looking at small business, entrepreneurship and Gen Y. The vast majority of this work is positive about Gen Y's entrepreneurial aptitude.
The author does end on a pro-Gen Y note.