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New podcast interview with The Pirate Syndicate - Russ Johns

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I really like the purpose of the Pirate Syndacate: INTERESTING PEOPLE DOING INTERESTING THINGS. Russ Johns: "I love sharing what others are doing to create, add value, and help in their community. The approach people use and how they arrived at where they are today fascinates me." I'm proud to be part of the Pirate community. Thanks for a great conversation Russ! Links and show notes from this conversation. Interview video on Youtube Audio link to our conversation The Pirate Syndicate on LinkedIn.

Why the Narrative about Older Workers Is Upside Down, with Rick Terrien - Human Capital Innovations with Dr. Jonathan Westover

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I had a great conversation with Dr. Jonathan Westover at his podcast Human Capital Innovations. I learned a lot and got to share the story of our new Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs. Thank you for the great conversation Jon! A quote from me in response to a question: “That’s one of the reasons we’re putting together the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs. It’s for that 25% that wants to keep going - who want to learn about entrepreneurship in the second half of life. And have a peer-to-peer network to help organize that among themselves. That’s the way to scale this thing.” Video link to this HCI conversation Recorded 10-22-2021 Link to HCI podcast audio index

Third Act Quest Stories "LIVE". Starts Oct. 26.

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I am excited to join this inspiring event. 17 great storytellers and experts. 1,000+ years of inspiring life experiences. A unique online event. Starts October 26th. An online event for three special evenings. My live story presentation will be on Wed. Oct. 27th about 8 PM (ET). Looks like a wonderful event! Information / link to this event My friend, the organizer, Diana Dunbar Place. LinkedIn.

Podcast Interview - Embark on Your Third Act: Ageless Entrepreneurs, Intergenerational Mentorship, and Starting Now – with Liz Solar

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I recommend the great opening discussion among Liz and two of our friends about intergenerational mentorship. My interview kicks in about 11:20. Rick - "My skill sets are in the muck and mire of blank paper" Link to EMBARK with Liz Solar. Liz Solar is a Boston-based voice actor, writer and presentation coach. She believes a little more conversation creates a kinder, more connected world. That stories are powerful and are meant to be shared. Thanks for a great conversation Liz!

Podcast interview - Interstellar Business Show. The enormous, overlooked talent pool.

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I had a wonderful conversation recently with Andrew Bull, host of the Interstellar Business Show. Andrew and Interstellar Way of Life focus on helping technology companies elevate culture and team performance. While our ageless approach is meant for every industry and type of work, there is a specific need with technology companies to diversify their workforces to insure the right stories are told, and that startup and growth cultures include relevant connections to industry knowledge and networks. Rick Terrien: "I would like to share the idea that there is an enormous talent pool that's in the second half of life that have built companies, that have built industries, that have built markets - that know the networks, and know the comings and goings of industries. And yet they're overlooked as a source of talent. These are people in the second half of life." Link to the full podcast Audio clip from the interview.

Podcast interview - ValueVerse

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Here is a great new podcast conversation about ageless entrepreneurship - hosted by Kawan at ValueVerse. Kawan: "Starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur, or being your own boss has most of us convinced that it’s not the wisest career choice in our lives. Our guest today aims to not sugar coat the long journey to entrepreneurship but rather fuel determined individuals with the right information as a catalyst for change." Rick: “I think that starting an idea - in a smart manner - means starting in a network and finding tribes for yourself that can help build out your ideas.” "Maybe the most important thing of all is to start right now." Thanks for a great conversation Kawan! Link to the full ValueVerse podcast

Great quote - Abby Miller Levy - Primetime Partners.

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A new friend led me to an interview with Alan Patricof and Abby Miller Levy at Primetime Partners. Primetime Partners is a venture fund focusing on the future of how we age. Excellent interview. Links below. The Abby Miller Levy quote below is great. I use it in presentations.... an excellent idea for building new, more effective networks to empower ageless entrepreneurs. Ms. Levy was being asked about how their fund would advise new companies entering longevity focused markets... "I think I can guess what Alan would say, so I’m going to jump in here… I think what we would say – and this isn’t just because it’s consistent with our brand and our positioning – Go find an experienced professional who has been in the industry – for 20 – 30 years – of the industry you’re starting your startup in. Go find a cofounder who has that experience, that network, the understanding – and frankly the relevancy to the end user that looks like them. And go co-design a busin

My 300th Kiva loan

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Got to participate in my 300th Kiva loan today. Very proud that women entrepreneurs make up more than 80% of my Kiva loans. Of those women entrepreneurs, about 90% are focused on food and agriculture.

Stanford University and the Longevity Project - 2021

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I'm excited to be asked to speak at the 2021 Century Summit, an annual conference hosted by a collaboration of Stanford University Center on Longevity and the Longevity Project. I will be presenting on Dec. 9th during the session focused on “Reinventing the Second Half of Life”. I'll post more details as we get closer. Thank you to Stanford University and the Longevity Project. I look forward to joining you for the 2021 Century Summit! Follow the Stanford Center on Longevity here

Timely advice - always use a work notebook

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My new friends at the Clariity and Purpose podcast followed up our interview with a wonderful gift of beautiful, personalized notebook. I don't think my friend James Thorn or the Clarity and Purpose team knew that I'd just posted an article about always carrying and using notebooks (photo). Either way, thanks to Clarity and Purpose! I highly recommend this great podcast Find them on: Google Spotify