Many companies hire young people to increase short-term profits. Generally, younger people will have less experience and therefore work for less money, and insurance is usually less costly for a younger employee. These businesses may also believe they are taking the long view, hiring people they won’t lose anytime soon to retirement or health problems, […]
The media, academia, and research firms are dipping into futuring by discussing the question, “What will companies do when Baby Boomers step down?” The latest attempt to answer this is found in a report by researchers at Cass University in London, “After the Baby Boomers: The Next Generation of Leadership.” Their findings are interesting, particularly […]
I’ve talked before about why it’s a mistake to wait for the economy to recover before we transform our lives, work, and world. The future belongs to those who are starting those transformations now, who are shaping the world and creating their own place in it. If you can’t afford to make a huge leap […]
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 […]
This historic week reminds us of just how much we have been through together, as a nation and as individuals, from the civil rights movement we honor as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., to women’s rights, so much of which is embodied in Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision made 40 years […]
Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most important—and contentious—Supreme Court decisions regarding women: Roe vs. Wade. Both pro-choice and anti-abortion groups are marking this historic decision, with celebrations or marches, story-telling or protests. For me, the day is bittersweet, for I personally celebrate the decision yet the anniversary brings into sharp relief […]
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.
Events like Hurricane Sandy tend to bring our lives into sharp relief. Those of us near or in the storm are acutely focused on what matters–food, water, safety, and communication for ourselves and our loved ones. The heroes stand out, as do the generous folks donating, opening their homes, and showing us that no matter what times we live in, we can count on each other when it matters.
A recent Huffington Post article, “8 Things Boomers Really Need,” suggests a few ideas for products and services that boomers could really use, including a few that are already offered by boomer-savvy entrepreneurs.