Showing posts from February, 2022

"But if the right people and the right conditions are present, chaos creates possibility." - Seth Godin

This Seth Godin quote highlights the need for peer-to-peer support networks. The CAE is designed to support entrepreneurs in the second half of life. Within that context we bring the right people and the right conditions together. "Chaos is uncomfortable, particularly if you’ve been indoctrinated in the industrial mindset. But if the right people and the right conditions are present, chaos creates possibility. " "Do it with intent" Seth Godin This quote is from Seth's blog post 2-27-22 - Chaos, connection and industrial systems You can subscribe to Seth's blog here . The graphic is also copyright Seth Godin.

Business owners can transition into ageless entrepreneurs

Interesting article in the Washington Post about the boomers having trouble decoupling from businesses they started. The Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE) is set up to help entrepreneurs in the second half of life explore and grow. Our thinking here would be that if you started at least one business – do it again. Launch a new small enterprise focused on markets and communities and ideas you love. Pay it forward. Good quote from the article: “Baby boomers, a group now between the ages of 57 and 76, make up a large percentage of entrepreneurs. While there are no precise numbers, 30 percent of business owners are between the ages of 55 and 64 and another 20 percent are over 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Business Survey - that’s more than 2 million businesses in total.” When you include the full 40+ cohort, this number gets much bigger. Ageless entrepreneurship a viable option in a world full of transitions.

Stanford University Century Summit presentation

I was honored to present at the 2001 Stanford University Century Summit, put on by the Stanford Longevity Center. Our panel was titled 'Entrepreneurship in the second half of life.' Link to panel presentation at Stanford Century Summit December 2021 Video notes: Panel moderator Maria Thomas: 0:01 - 0:38 Maria's intro to Rick: 0:38 - 1:45 Rick intro to CAE: 1:49 - 2:59 Maria's entrepreneurship question to Rick and answer: 7:00 - 8:30 Mary Rawles plugging Ageless Startup: ~9:30 Thank you Mary!

Podcast interview - All About You

I had a great conversation with Sheila West. Sheila's podcast, All About You, originates in Valencia Spain. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and ideas Sheila. I loved how you described the CAE as 'more problem solving than training.' Link to full interview at All About You .

Many Older Workers Would Prefer to Ease into Retirement - SHRM

This is the first of a two-part series published by SHRM - The Society for Human Resource Management "Phased retirement is an employer-based program that allows older workers to reduce their working hours and transition into retirement. These programs may include a partial drawdown of funds from defined contribution or defined benefit retirement plans and continuing employer-sponsored health coverage." '"Older workers may be tired of dealing with their current level of responsibility and are looking for less-stressful roles or roles that are project-based, where their schedules can be more flexible," said Sean Nehlsen, Cleveland-based regional managing director at OneDigital, an HR services provider.' Phased retirements also can allow time for older workers to share their knowledge with other employees, Nehlsen said. "When employees announce that they're ready to retire, it's too late to do any transfer of knowledge," he noted, which

Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs - Our launch!

We had our first public meeting for the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE) this evening. The book Ageless Startup began with blog posts starting in 2005. So many personal milestones since. All in the second half of life. A big one this evening. Today our CAE 'shipped'.