One of the most interesting aspects of wearing costumes, such as at Halloween or a masquerade, is that it gives us a chance to be playful with our fears. We have the opportunity to become someone, or something, else when we dress up in costume. We have the chance to embrace and learn from our […]
Boomers have come full circle. Well, almost. The Boomer Values Realignment Study from 2011, showed that the Boomer reaction to the economic downturn and other national and global crises has been to focus more on relationships. The study authors refer to this as “a big shift from consumerism to relationships” as boomers turn inward and […]
The National Council on Aging (in partnership with USA Today and UnitedHealthcare) recently conducted a survey of 2,250 people over 60, with results that might surprise you.
In a New York Times op-ed piece, Thomas Friedman examined two different viewpoints on the future. One is that we are in the midst of the “Great Disruption,” as coined by environmentalist Paul Gilding. As Gilding describes it, “Our system of economic growth, of ineffective democracy, of overloading planet earth . . . is eating […]
On another blog post, I talked more about the rising rate of entrepreneurs among people over 50. Odds are, you are one of the many 45- to 70-year-olds who are thinking about starting a business, or perhaps you are already running your own company. Even those already in business frequently reassess how their business is […]
A recent Prudential study, Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women, found that more than half of the women in the study were the primary breadwinners in their households. The reasons for this are varied–the economic crisis, divorce, women choosing to marry later (or not at all). Particularly interesting are the differences in how women and men view their financial situations.
I’ve talked before about the ongoing trend of women leaving the corporate world to start their own businesses. This is no surprise considering the glass ceiling is still unbreakable in many companies throughout Corporate America. Many women, especially women over 50, who have spent their working lives climbing the corporate ladder are faced with the […]
“I’d tell people it was like I was surfing in front of a very large wave and as long as I kept going forward as fast as I possibly could, the wave would never get me. But if I ever stopped, and took a moment to look back. . . . Whoosh, the wave would […]
A survey by the Center for Public Leadership, of the Harvard Kennedy School, found that 68% of respondents believe there is a “leadership crisis in America.” Ron Ashkenas has written a post on the Harvard Business Review Network, positing that the difficulties facing today’s leaders are twofold: (1) The volume and velocity of issues leaders […]
In Will Doig’s article “How to Solve the Boomer Retirement Crisis,” he defines this “crisis” as an unprecedented number of retirees moving away from cities, making “caring for aging boomers vastly more complicated.” The rest of the article then focuses on how cities can be made more attractive to retirees. I agree with many of […]