“Boomer Business Summit” in San Diego March 13th!

One of the best gatherings of high profile people who know the most about Boomers or who successfully do business with them – marketers, entrepreneurs, researchers, analysts, venture capitalists, gerontologists, health care professionals, educators and media – is the Boomer Business Summit!

Listen with Ears on Your Heart

Valentine’s Day is upon us with the attendant promotions for romantic dinners, sentimental cards, flowers, or the “perfect” diamond necklace that somehow says, “I love you!” Wouldn’t it be something if your life were your valentine? It is possible.

The Name-Game

Per Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But, today, many of us must ask, “Would it rank well if googled?”

Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Love

To the whole world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.  -Unknown 1.       Give blood: Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. Contact the American Red Cross(1-800 733-2767) or your local hospital to donate. 2.       Save materials: Donate old towels, blankets and sheets to a local animal shelter. 3.       […]

2014 State of the Union: Recognition for a Hero

State of the Union 2014 Address: Obama on Army Ranger Cory Remsburg – New York Times (via New York Times Video) The president introduced Congress to Cory Remsburg, who was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and whom Obama first met in 2009. Click here http://nyti.ms/1fknk3t for full New York Times coverage of […]

How’s Your Portfolio?

US stocks plunge 2% in broad sell-off  (via AFP) US stocks plunged around two percent Friday, sinking for a second straight day on concerns over emerging economies and disappointments in US corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 318.24 points (1.96 percent) to 15,879.11. The…

An Internship Business Where Boomers & Teens Work Together

Who says Boomers can’t get along with today’s high school students? I am happy to report that a new trend is developing among hard-working high school students who desire job experience before graduating!

Have a Good One – Yourself!

Dress nicely, don’t drink before you come to work and be sure to say the following, ‘Did you find everything you were looking for?” The manager then added the second company training rule, “And be sure to tell every customer, ‘Have a nice day.”

Carmaker Comebacks in 2013

Carmakers rack up big gains in 2013 US sales (via AFP) Major automakers closed out 2013 with mixed results for December US sales Friday, as the booming auto industry racked up its best annual performance in years. “The auto industry was a consistent bright spot in the economic recovery throughout 2013,”…

Fiat Gains Momentum in Bid to Buy Chrysler

Fiat Takes Drivers Seat in $4.35B Chrysler Buyout (via Bloomberg TV) Jan. 2 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Matt Miller examines Fiat’s deal to take full ownership of Chrysler on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” — Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg “Bloomberg’s Surveillance…

Why I’m Giving up New Year’s Resolutions

Beginning with 2014, I am hereby giving up New Year’s Resolutions. For the past 50 years, I have always had at least a couple of resolutions on January 1st and I must admit, I rarely kept them past February.

Not Buying It

In 2007, Judith Levine chronicled “Not Buying It, A Year Without Shopping.” For the last few years my cyber friend, Deb B., has challenged other cyber friends to “Not Buying It” during January.

Deck the Windows All Year Long

There’s nothing quite as iconic and mesmerizing as storefront windows this time of year, which is why I selected the “glamour of windows” as this week’s trend!

Holiday Tipping Guidelines

It seems every service establishment has “tip jars’ 24/7: the yogurt, pizza, coffee, juice bar and sandwich shop. Just call me Humbug Hairston, however I find “tipping jars” and suggested holiday tipping guidelines offensive.

Pope Francis is Person of the Year

Pope vs. President as Person of the Year (via The Moderate Voice) Year’s end finds Francis I enshrined as Person of the Year and Barack Obama consigned to opinion-poll Hell. How many reflections on life today crowd into that comparison? Words are easier than deeds. As admirable as the spirit and pronouncements of…