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David Stewart

David Stewart
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David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

The Future Office: Community Work Spaces

The age of the single career that revolves around a single office or company with a fixed 65 retirement date is over. Most of us get this. Not only have career trajectories splintered, but the workplace itself has morphed into flexible WiFi-enabled shared spaces, purpose built for maximum adaptability....

Nourish Your Network

9 Suggestions for Building a Network There is evidence that as people age their networks tend to shrink. In the modern world, the network is worth far more than the resume. So just as we must work harder to build the muscle tissue that will deplete with age, so we...

If You Are Over 50, You Have a 56% Chance of Being Laid Off before 65

This may seem like a click-bait alarmist statistic. ProPublica based their research on people over 50 who have had a stable job for 5 years or more. Meaning, sometime within 15 years you will either be laid off, or forced out. If you are nearing 50 or over 50...

Peru: The Insider’s Guide to the Road Less Traveled

Our highly-mobile travel contributor Grace Yang just returned from a road-less-traveled exploration of Peru. On the itinerary were mummy viewing, checking out Kuélap — the alternative to Machu Picchu, doing a stint at a reforestation project, finishing up in the hipster quarter of Lima. Ageist: Mummies? Really? Where were you?Grace...

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for the Hard to Buy for.

It seems that every year people push back the time at which they focus on gift buying a bit further. If gift panic is descending upon you, What to get? Will they like it? Is it the right message? We are here to help. Our feeling is that when selecting...

The AGEIST Guide to Good Giving. Charities We Like.

As part of the holiday season of giving, we like to include a list of charities that we feel do a good job. Of particular interest to us are those that involve veterans and the homeless, two groups that we feel a personal connection with. One way to participate is...

Best Sparkling Wine Recommendations for the Holidays

The AGEIST Guide to Bubbly: From the Budget to the Spendy, We Have You Covered'Tis the season to be jolly, which seems like a good moment to ask some of our experts what they like in a sparkling wine. From the sophisticated-over-the-top, I just won in Vegas, to the informed...

Best Books from 2018: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Within the AGEIST network, we have some very big thinkers who read a tremendous amount. In fact, there seems to be a relationship between reading and having a big brain, but that is for another day.As our own ability to digest vast quantities of print is finite, we reached...

5 Things I Learned. Sixty is Not the New Forty; Sixty is Sixty.

Last week I had a birthday, 60. Never in my youngster 20s did I ever imagine myself at this age being the way I am today. This age is different now than at any time in human history: more capable, more mobile, more engaged. But it is not 40. Never...

Wes Chun, 61

The holidays are coming, and with them a certain level of anxiety about finding the perfect gift for someone who may not need anything. What could be better than a gorgeous art book? But with thousands out there, which ones are best? Which ones would an expert recommend? The big...