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55 Demographic

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

Entrepreneurs Are Why's Guys

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Entrepreneurs (loosely defined as those who create a new business in the hope of making money or otherwise adding value) are and need to be "why's guys," focused on both the why and why-not questions.

Presidential Candidates Miss the Mark

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Has anyone heard the candidates talk about programs that would enable people 55 and older to remain productively engaged in the workforce or to attend training programs that will enable them to do so?

Missing the Shots You Never Take

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

With 30 years added to longevity in the 20th century, people 55 and older need to think about how they want to spend the rest of their extended lives and what chances to take.

Flexible Workplace Options -- Wave of the Future

William K. Zinke | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Some companies are already taking action to accommodate this coming wave of older workers, especially since Social Security reports an average retirement age of 62; others may be submerged by it.

A New and Fourth Stage of Adulthood

William K. Zinke | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

We need to discard the negative attitudes about aging and recognize that we have a large and growing talent pool of older people who can significantly contribute to the country's economic growth and social well-being.