Career

Get a Dog

dogs are good for your career What do GM CEO Mary Barra, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and on-screen celebrities like Lena Waithe and Lena Dunham have in common? They all say everyone should have a dog. As lifelong canine fans, we agree, but were frankly surprised at what we read here.“These...

CIRKEL

intergenerational mentorship For awhile, AGEIST has been thinking about how we could help activate an intergenerational knowledge transfer. Younger people know stuff we don’t and, conversely, we know stuff from our time that they don’t. Presenting, CIRKEL. If you are in NYC or nearby, go to this event — especially if...

Design that enhances our life

designing a great product We get calls all the time from people who “want to sell stuff to old people.” Yes, that is exactly the language they use. Can you imagine someone like Steve Jobs saying that? Having product expert Bonnie Mackay with us this week, we asked her: How does...

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. The workplace itself has morphed into wifi-enabled shared spaces, purpose built for maximum adaptability. Businesses such as AGEIST rely on a team...

A creative director shares his morning productivity

Up at 5am.Take the dog out for a quick walk. He’s not thrilled with the brisk temperature, but I am. I love the cold, crisp air and silence to transition into consciousness.Prepare the breakfast tray for my husband and I — we start every day with a light breakfast together...

Breakfast Bowl Builder

an app (and bowl) builder at 50 In 2012, James Slusser was diagnosed with very early-stage cancer. Following surgery and per his doctor’s recommendation, he made some radical changes to what he eats, moving towards a more plant-based diet.  Fast forward six years, cancer-free he is the creator of Breakfast...

Keep it Chic

a future fashion magazine After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, Preston Davis was looking for a change. Like so many people we've met, she picked a parallel career that favored her skills. She started her own fashion site, Keep it Chic. It’s smart, of the moment, and...

Ancient History

Many of us have had long, successful careers. We think that our job history has great value, and it does, but it can also be a pitfall. When speaking to someone about a job, or really in any conversation, the surest way to seem dated is to be speaking...

Boomer Business Summit

What's Next Boomer Business Summit I had the pleasure of attending the What’s Next Business Summit in San Francisco on March 28th (the day before my 58th birthday). The Summit is all about "meeting the right person at the right time can result in life changing opportunities" as stated by...

Artificial Intelligence Searches for Human Cures

AI hunts for cures There are 8,000 diseases out there that need curing. Thus far, the only way to tackle them has been through painstaking, lengthy research, the publishing of papers, peer review, and costly analysis and testing by big pharmaceutical companies. Enter: artificial intelligence. Turns out that among the...