Many aging boomers are looking forward to retirement so they can, “ check out”. Not Paul Tasner. A few days before Christmas in 2007 at the age of 64, Mr. Tasner was called into a meeting and fired as director of operations for a company where he had worked for years. At that age, he might have said, “Oh well, I’m close to retirement anyway.”
Instead, he became an entrepreneur and launched a company that is growing geometrically, earning widespread recognition and making a real impact. In a seven-minute TED talk, he shares his story and the remarkable finding by a British research firm that companies launched by entrepreneurs over 70 years of age have a 70 % success rate, much better than those started by those under 30.
If you’re a boomer, maybe you should consider “checking in” to a new venture instead of “checking out?”