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Age Wave

Ken Dychtwald has focused on aging and the Boomer market for 30 years:


“Throughout most of history, people didn’t age.

They died.”


“Not many people have seen the long term graph [below]. For 99% of human history, longevity was under 18.”


John Glenn, in response to a reporter’s question that his recent return to space was a stunt: “Just because I am 77 doesn’t mean that I don’t have dreams.”



Jody Holtzman, SVP of AARP:


“Only 25% of Boomers are financially prepared for retirement.


Biggest concerns for Boomers:

1) losing mind

2) restricted mobility

3) running out of money


60% of personal bankruptcies are due to a health crisis.


Survey: What is the one thing you would not give up?

* 50+ year olds: my car

• 18-49 year olds: my cell phone


From the Boomer Venture Summit this morning. (Some earlier blogging that I incorporated into my “Demography is Destiny” talk.)

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Taken on June 17, 2009