Understanding the 50+ Worker
After a year of in-depth conversations with all of you, the 50+ worker, we’ve published our first market report. The document covers top-of-mind issues for our generation: the relentless march of ageism in the workplace, our imperative to continue contributing, concerns of financial continuity, the challenge to learn new skills, entrepreneurial pursuits, the need for ongoing networking, the value of 2-way mentoring, and finally our comfort with activism and bringing these topics to our national conversation. Read the complete report. Link
Purpose and a Paycheck
We’re pleased to announce the new book “Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life.” The author, Chris Farrell, is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy.
See what Chris has to say about the conventional wisdom that an aging population stokes fears of long-term economic stagnation. He reports that the aging of America’s population represents a historic moment to seize and to create a more inclusive society and vibrant economy. Link
Celebrating our Network
This week we want to celebrate Charu Sharma, for celebrating the second anniversary of her company Next Play, the creators of “Ellen.ai” which gets to know an employee and starts matching them to mentors and resources within their company. Listen to our interview with her from last year. Link
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Wisdom at Work
Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count
By Karen Wickre
The former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter and self-described introvert offers networking advice for anyone who has ever cancelled a coffee date due to social anxiety—about how to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone.
Next For Me is a new resource that connects and inspires our generation to evolve post-50 life through new work, a new purpose or a new social contribution.
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