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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

New podcast interview: Clarity & Purpose - 15 minutes

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Thanks to Clarity and Purpose podcast for this great conversation. Great interview James Thorn! The Clarity & Purpose Show: Where cause-driven business leaders share what you need to know to align your purpose and your team. They’ll share wisdom and knowledge about why they lead, what challenges they face, and how to remove the barriers that keep them from growing. I enjoyed introducing our Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs and the role it can play for people looking for more resilience and independence in the second half of life. This also may be the only interview you will see me dancing at the end. The first 15 minutes is my Clarity & Purpose conversation. Thanks for a great conversation James! Link to my interview with Clarity & Purpose or https://bit.ly/2UQhZix

Uncertainty ahead.

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I had a wonderful podcast conversation with my friend Diana Dunbar Place recently. Will be published soon. Diana closed out our interview by asking me to summarize my life in a bumper sticker. I told her that if she was following me the bumper sticker I would want she and the world to see is: Uncertainty Ahead . My friend Diana is the founder at Third Act Quest. “WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?” -Mary Oliver- Third Act Quest

New podcast interview: Coffee Lunch Beer

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I recently had a good conversation with Mark and Darrin at the podcast Coffee Lunch Beer. What a great podcast name! Here's a short summary and link... Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and the author of Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. He has launched businesses in industries ranging from manufacturing to printing to small foods. In this episode, we learn how Rick started his first business, how he has sold several businesses to go on “sabbaticals,” the misconceptions about starting a business later in life, and much more. https://anchor.fm/coffeelunchbeer/episodes/The-Ageless-Entrepreneur---Rick-Terrien-e13e05v My contribution kicks in about 11:00 A nice summary of our conversation begins at the 1:00:20 mark. Thanks for a great conversation Mark and Darrin! Link to the Coffee Lunch Beer podcast interview is here.

Richard Branson advice to young entrepreneurs - carry a notebook

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For many decades I have followed this timeless advice - carry a notebook and use it. Following Richard Branson's successful space flight, his advice to young entrepreneurs - carry a notebook "At a news conference afterward, he had this advice for budding entrepreneurs: Every time we start a new company, I will immerse myself and experience it. I will have a notebook, and this is something you kids should think about. ... I've written down 30 or 40 little things that will make the next experience for the next person who goes to space with us that much better." Axios 7-12-21

New podcast interview - Entrepreneurs Over 40

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I enjoyed a recent conversation with Greg Mills on his podcast 'Entrepreneurs Over 40'. Entrepreneurs Over 40 features inspiring stories by Entrepreneurs talking about the businesses that they created and the Side Hustles that they launched. In it we cover their motivation, the tools and tactics that they used to develop their business as well as their best and worst of days. These were some of the takeaways from our conversation: • The majority of startups are done by people 45 and older. • One of the biggest impediments to entrepreneurship is not knowing an entrepreneur to model after or learn from. • In school we were taught that it was scary to start your own business. Today it is much scarier not to. • There has never been a better time to start a one person business than right now...It does take a while to build up your networks of fellow experts so get in the game now. • There is room to advise people in just about any subject. Thanks

New podcast interview - Money on My Mind - with Aditya in Muscat Oman

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I had a great conversation recently with Aditya Bhardwaj, a wise young man in Muscat, Oman about the opportunities available to ageless entrepreneurs globally. I am certain that younger and older entrepreneurs around the world can become a collaborative force for global good. Thank you for a good conversation Aditya! My interview with Money on My Mind Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify

Upcoming conversation with Abhii Dabas

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 I had a great conversation with a new friend today.  Abhii Dabas is Singapore based entrepreneur and focuses his B++ podcasts on big issues of entrepreneurship and innovation.  It's exciting to consider how the ideas around ageless entrepreneurship apply worldwide.  I'm looking forward to sharing this conversation once published.