Entrepreneurship

Viva, Experiments!

“To invent, you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.” - Jeff Bezos, Amazon Annual Report, 2015

Viva, Experiments!

Could You Be An “Elderpreneur”?

I love being a myth-buster. And, one of our biggest myths is that younger entrepreneurs are more successful than older entrepreneurs.

Could You Be An “Elderpreneur”?

Older Consumers: The Great 21st Century Market Opportunity.

Older Americans hold most of the country’s wealth, but they also are the fastest-growing age demographic when it comes to their percentage of the economy’s spending, as evidenced by this graphic below that was in this recent Wall Street Journal story (https://on.wsj.com/3GdIWkE). While the historical narrative has been that older people are more affected by economic turbulence (especially inflation), this story suggests that their finances are relatively healthy. They have less need to borrow, so they’re not as affected by higher interest rates and are less at risk of layoffs than other consumers.

Older Consumers: The Great 21st Century Market Opportunity.

One of My Biggest Entrepreneurial Lessons.

I was recently walking in Beverly Hills and passed a travel agency that's been there for decades. I shuddered as I remembered my first brush with the badass, old broads who ran this agency long ago.

One of My Biggest Entrepreneurial Lessons.

Joy is Purpose’s Kissing Cousin.

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm.” - Helen Keller

Joy is Purpose’s Kissing Cousin.

The Value of "Noble Experiments."

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Value of "Noble Experiments."

Sam Bankman-Fried, Where Were Your Modern Elders?

Haven't we seen this movie before?

Sam Bankman-Fried, Where Were Your Modern Elders?

Growth, Risk, Failure, Growth… or, the arc of the Butt Apron!

I was incredibly fortunate to attend the fourth official cohort at the Modern Elder Academy back in December of 2018. It was a magical time and the letter I wrote home to myself has propelled me in so many scary, exciting, challenging, and rewarding ways.

Growth, Risk, Failure, Growth… or, the arc of the Butt Apron!

Are You Joining "The Great Resignation?"

Your career will likely last fifty years or more. That’s a life sentence without much punctuation. Who knows, your mid-50s could even be your mid-career?

Are You Joining "The Great Resignation?"

From Start-up to Grown-up.

This essay is about a book. From Start-up to Grown-up was birthed at an MEA workshop in Jan 2020 and nourished into existence at a Sabbatical Session in February 2021. It’s about the transformations an entrepreneur must undergo as she grows from the founder of a tiny business to being the leader of a thriving company.

From Start-up to Grown-up.