JCU Alumnus Leonardo Quattrucci Published in "Il Sole 24 Ore" Blog

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Leonardo Quatrucci

Leonardo Quatrucci

On May 5, 2016, JCU Alumnus Leonardo Quattrucci published his second article on Alley Oop, a blog hosted by Italy’s leading financial newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, for what will be a series of bi-weekly posts. Following a first article, published on April 21st, in which Quattrucci argues that age should not be defined by a birth certificate, but rather by skills and capacity to innovate, in the May 5th article Quattrucci tries to define the term “Millennial.”

According to Quattrucci, the difficulties of finding common characteristics among Millennials, as was done for the Baby Boomers and Generation X, are a sign of the times. In fact, “Millennials are independent but hyper-connected, cynical but idealists, individualists but aware of collective responsibilities,” Quattrucci writes. It is, in fact, from this contrast that the most possibilities to forge the future manifest themselves. One thing is certain, Quattrucci concludes: the ball of the future is already in the hands of Millennials – whether or not it will be a team effort, or an individual one, is up to them.

Quattrucci graduated from JCU in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and went on to earn a Master’s in Public Policy from Oxford University. He is the youngest policy adviser to the Head of the European Commission’s European Political Strategy Centre, coordinating six teams and specializing in the future of work and institutional innovation. He was recently featured in the inaugural edition of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 Europe” list.

Read the articles (in Italian):
Millennial chi? Ritratto di una (non-) generazione
Dove l’opportunità sposa idee e talento, nasce l’innovazione. Indipendentemente dall’età