Please Stand Up
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“I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.”

– Glenda Jackson, British Labour Party politician and former actress


“How many of you are 55 or older,” he asked. “Stand up.”

I heard a story once about a conference for elite executives where the topic of an afternoon session was advertising, specifically with social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and such. The guest speaker was a young hotshot – an Internet marketing guru – known for his unconventional approach. At the speaker’s request, about ten members stood up.

“Did any of you bring a young associate to this conference?”

Those standing looked at each other and shook their heads.

 “Then you should leave,”...

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