Baby Boomer Microbusinesses?

Brent Bowers, a former NY Times editor, wrote a piece for the NY Times on July 3rd called Early Retirees in New Ventures, Mostly for Fun that got me thinking about three year horizons.

If you are a baby boomer you are facing a changing world – politics are embracing a new era, the economy is US dominated but very much global,  and your family is grown up. But this isn’t a generation of people that just sit down. These are adventurers. These are intellectuals. These are artists. So, as documented by Mr. Bowers, I expect more and more people who qualify for senior tickets at the movies to start freelance companies. I wouldn’t be surprised if most are creative or artistic. Maybe some are connected to charities and maybe others are hair brained what ifs. What is important to consider is the mass rush of excitement. Excitement for new cameras, new software, new trips, and new relationships. These ventures are no risk wins for the US. Some will make it and others will not. Those that fail will have been short lived hobbies and those that succeed are cherries on top of a legacy already built.

If I’m a politician looking for means out of the economic slump, I would look to these people.

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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