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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...
What keeps life interesting is the frisson of the unexpected, the you-can’t-make-this-up quality that sometimes stops us in our tracks.If you were to imagine a gay matchmaker, it’s a pretty safe bet your mind would conjure up an older gay man in the heart of the West Village. The...
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...
By 2035, the number of Americans of retirement age will eclipse the number of people aged 18 and under for the first time in history.Gerontologist Paul Irving writes about the implications of this demographic change in his article "When No One Retires" in the Harvard Business Review. Irving is...
After a successful career in the fashion industry, Barbara Warren found herself at a crossroads. Armed with skills and experience - including launching a successful fashion brand -  she was optimistic about her job prospects. "I thought: 'I built businesses. I can create and I can analyze. I have so...

Cirkel Event #2

Next Monday, Sept 24th, NYC. Following up with their massively successful first intergenerational mentoring event, our friends at Cirkel are at it again with a follow-up event. We all need to stay connected to the learning and wisdom across generational lines. This a fantastic initiative, and we support 100%. Get...

Polar Bear Pitching

As a lot of us have trouble finding jobs in existing companies, many of us start businesses. In fact we start more of them, and are more successful than any other age group. Part of the process is founder fundraising. Traditionally this takes place in a board room, or on...

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...

Annuities

With the massive appreciation of real estate in the last 15 years, and the desire to downsize and perhaps move to a more urban environment, some people are finding themselves in the admirable problem of sitting on a pile of cash. In addition to the usual recommendations of index...
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...