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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Senior Citizens Will Lead the Self-Driving Revolution Largest retirement community in the US gets robot taxis courtesy of startup Voyage With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to ...
  • Wear More Purple! (Never Act Your Age) There’s a poem out there by Jenny Joseph entitled, “When I Am Old.” And it begins like this: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me … But maybe I ought to practice a little now?” The implication is that you’ve got to be ...
  • Looking At Lucrative Lifestages: Engaging American Grandparents The recent release of “The MetLife Report on American Grandparents,” by Peter Francese with MetLife Mature Market Institute, reveals the changing face of grandparents in the United States. It also provides a roadmap for companies with products and services for children. Increasingly, grandparents are helping young families financially navigate in this tough economic climate, paying ...
  • Opportunities to Give and Share On this occasion I would like to bring to your consideration some thoughts about the richness of giving and sharing.  Giving is a manifestation of our personal fullness.  As we give, we experience the magic in generosity.  In my various circles of friends, It is a joy to see the wonder-filled ways in which they ...
  • Purpose “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”                                                ...
  • Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat, or a Ladder “Are you still working?” I hear this question more and more, sometimes from people my age, sometimes from folks who are younger. It bothers me, because it feels as if there is more than curiosity behind the question; it feels like judgment. Society seems to have preconceived notions of what we should be doing at a ...
  • Good News About Robots!(?) When both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times do the same non-breaking-news story within the same week, a media cynic suspects the gentle hand of corporate public relations. And so it is with Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse in the Journal and As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles in the Times. Both are well-reported on-sceners about Amazon’s rapid expansion of ...
  • An Exercise in Finding Purpose While I can’t tell you what your purpose “should” be, I can tell you that for most people, what brings meaning to their lives often includes other living things: people, children, animals, nature, etc. One way to begin honing in on what is meaningful to you is to take a little time exploring what you already ...
  • 10 Ways to Renew Yourself Leadership is an endless unfolding and, if we choose it to be, an endless process of self-discovery and self-renewal. Self-renewal is the choice, curiosity, and courage we bring to ensuring that our life is moving forward, with every age and life phase bringing us closer to becoming our authentic selves in the world. Becoming a leader ...
  • How Do You Measure a Life Well-Lived – And How Will Your Children? Is a life well-lived measured by how much wealth we acquire or is it measured instead by the condition in which we leave our relationships? Leona Helmsley ran a real estate empire in New York City that included twenty-three hotels valued in the billons. She earned the nickname “The Queen of Mean” from an advertising campaign portraying ...