Ageless quote - 'Founders in the second half of life will find abundant overlap of purpose with younger entrepreneurs. This is a unique time in our cultural and commercial history where these kinds of multigenerational partnerships can be formed around shared causes.'

"Young and old alike can be innovation partners in this new world. While older entrepreneurs have lifetimes of experience and networks to share for the common good, young people have been born into a world where existential threats are a clear and present danger.

Young people do not have the luxury of ‘kicking the problems down the road’. They feel their timelines for finding solutions are shrinking. There has always been a strong sense of urgency in younger generations to make change happen quickly, but this movement is being magnified by the multiple system failures endemic in the world, including climate change, food systems failures, and rampant pollution endangering health and life.

Founders in the second half of life will find abundant overlap of purpose with younger entrepreneurs. This is a unique time in our cultural and commercial history where these kinds of multigenerational partnerships can be formed around shared causes. Mentoring can and should be multidirectional. We can all learn together as we build more sustainability into business models, companies, and movements. Multigenerational teams and work groups also embody antifragile characteristics in their dynamic decision making and mode of operation."


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From: Starting Up Smarter. Why Founders Over 50 Build Better Companies. Dr. Mary J. Cronin.

This quote is from my chapter which concluded this great book. Models for Regenerative Sustainability. Rick Terrien

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