Tag Archives: business of aging

Entrepreneurship: A Shared Generational Venture

How different are Millennials from Boomers when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey? What are the varying definitions of entrepreneurship and what are the myths and truths? While the news of the last decade suggests that there are distinct generational trends in this venture or adventure, perhaps it is time we looked at the motivations,

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Optimal Aging in Place: What Million$ can do.

“If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you a house… If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you furniture for your house… If I had a million dollars… I’d build a tree fort in your yard…” Ed Robertson, Steven Page What would the adapted lyrics be to “If I Had a $1,000,000” by

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The Business of Aging & a Longevity Economy 2016

What is the Business of Aging? It’s one of those phrases that can be heard in more than one way. For example in the un-capitalized version, it could mean that we are all aging, and simply put, there are matters or concerns we all face in that natural process. But with the big B, we

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Aging & Longevity, Conference Round Up 2016.

Here is my third annual list of selected major conferences or symposiums around the world, under the macro theme of Aging and Longevity. As usual, the challenge with covering this field is where do you start and stop with a list that could end up being so massive as to be of no real focus.

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Canadian Collaborations for an Aging World

In these times we live in, every economic and social development model is rooted in the word innovation; and collaboration is the soil of success. Collaborations are everything; open source, crowd funded, co-financed, grounded locally or connected globally. This is truly alive in the business of aging or the “longevity economy” as I refer to

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Technology, Design & the Business of Aging – Canada

Time to shine some light on Canada’s initiatives where technology, design and the business of aging connect. In previous blog posts, I’ve referenced TAGlab (Technologies for Aging Gracefully) which is now set to receive funding from another new organization from the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) – AGE-WELL. (Yes, this too is an

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