Trends in business and in science tend to follow a similar trajectory, and I’m not just talking about the research and discoveries that fuel innovations in what and how our businesses serve the world. Over time, in both broad fields, we’ve seen an increasing level of specialization. The more we learn about the world around […]
What is a midlife crisis? The clichéd images are of a man in his 40s buying a red sports car and pursuing younger women, but a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences calls into question these clichés. An international team of researchers studied more than 500 captive apes around […]
I’ve been silent on much this week, like many others, at first from shock, then in grief, followed by time to process yet another unnecessary horror. Then the voices of Congress broke this silence in an unimaginable way, by voting against universal background checks for gun purchases. These voices didn’t speak for me. These voices […]
Having it all used to be the ultimate definition of success, especially after the women’s liberation movement of the 60s and 70s. We can have careers or our own businesses, raise our families, manage our households, join associations and clubs, volunteer, pursue hobbies, travel . . . But for many of us, this compulsive goal […]
Bravo to Mary Furlong for pioneering the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit for the last 10 years. Advocating for big business and investors to not leave money on the table, she is a leading visionary voice bringing big money attention to us, the 50+ market. The summit is the place to be for big money to […]
On Thursday, I talked about two physics concepts that apply to our lives, our work, and our world: resonance and dissipative structures. Resonance teaches us that with the right timing, those of us of like mind, on the same wavelength, will have a magnified effect on the world when we come together—a much greater effect […]
With the Spring Equinox, Passover, and Easter, this time of year is one of renewal, regrowth (and new growth), freedom, and the chance to start fresh, to restore—and re-story—our lives and our work. Taking a longer view, we can see signs that as humans, we are in the spring of our existence, emerging from a […]
In 1826, as soldiers marched across a bridge that spanned the River Irwell in England, the bridge began vibrating in time with their steps, ever more violently until the bridge collapsed. From that point on, British soldiers were ordered to break step when marching across a bridge. What happened was a physics phenomenon called resonance. […]
Most of us are asking the same life-altering questions as we find ourselves standing at the precipice of change: How do I make decisions now since I don’t know who I’m going to be . . . or what the world will be like by then?
Wisdom is in a sense a composite of many different characteristics—profound knowledge, conscious awareness, intuition, foresight, patience, the ability to see the big picture, experience, openness, and empathy—but even then, wisdom is greater than the sum of its parts, just as being a visionary has a greater impact beyond the self.