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Career Reinvention

How One Boomer Transitioned From Prison To Philanthropy

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Personal reinvention can be achieved through service to others. This is Susan Burton's experience, and hers is an inspiring story of determination and dedication. As an African-American woman from South Central Los Angeles, Burton was incarcerated six times over 20 years for drug-related offenses. Her young son had died accidentally, and the system seemed to be working against her at every turn.

How This Man Journeyed 7,000 Miles To Serve His Community

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

How Small Business Success Can Happen At Any Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

John's resume is notable for the range of his experience. He was a career military man, and retired medically from the Army as a 71L, Clerk-Typist; an 11B, Infantryman; and 05C, SCUBA Diver. He had endured physical challenges, including losing the sight in his right eye, and had problems with his knees.

Re-Exposed

Valerie Baber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Valerie Baber

Sex was only something I did for a living. It didn't define me and I resented that people passed judgment about my character based solely off topless photos on the Internet.

Former Wall Street Executive Turns Icing Into An Art Form

Posted 02.27.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Boomers Proving You Can Always Follow Your Dreams

Next Avenue | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Tracy Minkin Meet everyday people who mined their potential in new careers in midlife Eleanor Esther Appleyard wa...

How To Make Money While Following Your Passion

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

When Marva Goldsmith took a buyout in 2001 after a 20-year career at a Detroit utilities company, she moved to Washington, D.C., in search of a job th...

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

Take a Year Off, Find Your Ideal Work

Melani Ward | Posted 12.01.2012 | Denver
Melani Ward

If six months ago you had told me to take a year off so I could find my "dream job" I would have started sweating, breathing heavily and talking really fast about why that is the dumbest idea in the world.

My Second Act Fulfilled Me In A Way My First Career Couldn't

John A. Anderson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

Second careers and those that might follow aren't necessarily about the money. We don't know how many days we have left, so if you have small hollows in your psyche that need to be filled, there's no time like to present to go find your trowel.