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report from the job front Two years ago in this newsletter we featured Len Psyk, a career commercial real estate executive with a boundless enthusiasm for new experiences and ventures. After the company he’d worked at for five years was acquired, he found himself out of a job. At 68...
With all the depressing tales of ageism we hear, it’s refreshing to hear a positive story. This one came to us courtesy of Brett Callow of Emsisoft, an antivirus company that eliminated bias from the hiring process.“I thought that you might enjoy hearing about a company at which age isn’t...
ode to procrastination Annabelle Gurwitch, from AGEIST March 2017, had a hysterical piece in The New Yorker a couple of weeks ago: an ode to the awesomeness of procrastination. “The book that I haven’t started writing yet will be a book of such importance that people will use words like 'astonishing' and 'uncompromising' to describe...
When we started AGEIST, I had never used most of the digital tools I live with today.  The introduction to modern digital-team workflows was a clumsy process, with constant mis-steps and learning that continues to this day. Rarely does a day go by that Jack, our great CTO, doesn't...

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...

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...
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...
We recently spoke with Scott Brewster, CFP®, MBA, EA when we were doing research on the effects of longer work life and actual living life on investment portfolio models.“To me it is about making sure that when clients do start making withdrawals, that they do so in a matter that...
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...
The majority of Americans dream of retiring and retiring early. But thousands of miles across the globe, much of Japan's elderly opts to remain hard at work in their 70s, 80s and beyond. A 2015 video from Monocle spotlighted how for many of Japan's elderly, working isn't just a means...