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1 April 2013

Reinvention is “boom”ing

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According to AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an American turns 50 once every seven seconds. Nearly 50 percent of the European Union’s population is 65 and older; and in Thailand, the median age will be 50 by 2050.

As the world’s population ages, so does its number of age 50-plus entrepreneurs. Far from being content - or even financially able – to retire, they reinvent themselves and while doing so, add billions to the global economy.

In fact, nearly one-third of global Amway distributors were born before 1965. That’s no surprise to us, because the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College says that “olderpreneurs” have stronger networks; a higher success rate due to the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired; a strong desire for control and flexibility; and to be part of something greater than themselves.

We’re glad that Amway fits that bill, and we salute not only their success, but also, the support they give to others.

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3 thoughts on “Reinvention is “boom”ing

  1. I, at 52, am starting my amway business en Colombia and finding many potential leaders letting their potential arose. And I expect to open a franchise in Amway Global before 2016. I never had so much fun as employee.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Mauricio, and so glad to hear that you’re growing your business AND having fun!

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