Succession Planning – The Time is Now

Posted On May 17, 2016

The Great Recession of the late 2000s wreaked havoc on most of our plans in some way. Plans to buy or sell a house, plans to fund a college education, plans to move up in our careers to a better job – all had to be postponed, downsized, or even abandoned until the economy started […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Succession Planning, Workplace

Boomers as Workplace Loyalty Role Models? Hardly.

Posted On April 27, 2016

If you’re an employer you might worry about retaining workers, and the difficulties that high job turnover presents to your bottom line – such as the costs of finding and training new workers. Millennials, in particular, can’t hold down a steady job because they don’t know how to, and/or they don’t want to, or so […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Coach v Mentor? Hard to argue with that…

Posted On January 3, 2016

As a card-carrying member of Generation X who also participated in sports from elementary school on up through high school, I get a very clear picture in my head when someone uses the word “coach.” There is a whistle, a certain comically ugly style of beltless shorts, a lot of physical exertion and pain, and […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Trampoline, not a free ride.

Posted On August 31, 2015

Many millennials, like their Gen-X parents and Baby Boomer grandparents before them, are ready to jump right out into the world and get on their own once they leave college. In our culture of independence, there may be a certain social stigma attached to those who continue living with Mom and Dad after they’re finished […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials

Because betting on Social Security is like standing on 15 when the house has an ace showing.

Posted On July 30, 2015

The Government Accountability Office’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances has revealed a rather frightening statistic: About half the U.S. population age 55 or older has no retirement savings. The GAO report found that 48 percent of households age 55 or older have some retirement savings; 23 percent have a defined benefit plan – which typically […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Retirement

You Can’t Judge Every Individual By His Generation

Posted On April 28, 2015

We live in a digital age, so it only stands to reason that Millennials will be quicker to adapt and integrate new technologies into their everyday lives than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. The folks at Millward Brown Digital set out to test that theory, but instead found something far more elemental: You can’t judge […]

Categories: Advertising, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

The Boomer List: The stories of a generation

Posted On October 21, 2014

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, PBS has a new documentary film, The Boomer List, which provides a look at life from the perspective of 19 famous Boomers. I had a chance to watch it and I think it is worth the 1:22 of your time. The film doesn’t have a specific point […]

Categories: Baby Boomers

American Masters: The Boomers List – tune in Tuesday

Posted On September 22, 2014

A departure from my typical blogging, to encourage you to watch the premiere of the PBS documentary “American Masters: The Boomers List” tomorrow night (Sept. 23).  Or at least set your DVR.  The film showcases 19 iconic boomers – one born every year of the generation – and promises to provide an interesting perspective on […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Uncategorized

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s not taxes

Posted On July 22, 2014

Don’t tell the Baby Boomers, but despite their numbers and impact on the world, they are not going to live forever. Apparently the most universal of truths is contributing to the latest in Boomer-driven business trends: eco-friendly burials. At least that’s what the Associate Press is telling us. According to “Eco-friendly burials gain favor among […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials

Technology and the elderly – a growing market

Posted On June 26, 2014

Older workers sometimes feel displaced by younger workers who are more tech-savvy, having grown up in a mobile-oriented world. But those same aging Boomers are creating business opportunity for technology companies. As this San Francisco Gate article points out, Boomers want to be using technology to make their lives better and more enjoyable…but they have […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Product Design

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