I would hope that those of us over 50 can use our hard won experience to think and act with more confidence and accuracy than "young turks".
As for technology....some of us have been messing around with computers and technology since before the youngsters were born. (I was "online" in 1970)
We should also have developed enough wisdom to know that when we don`t have the knowledge we can easily hire a "young turk" that does have it.
The energy and enthusiasm that youth can bring to the table is awesome, while the experience that comes with age can bring a steady, guiding hand.
In reality, an organization needs both. I look at youth as being a bullet...very fast, very powerful. Age brings the ability to know where and when to place that bullet to get the most effect.
By the way, Harlon Sanders started his Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at age 62.
Dave (old turk)
My wife and I are hoping to purchase an existing elder-care facility in our town. I was the manager until a year ago and she still works there. The facility is bleeding out financially and I can`t see any reason the company would not accept a buy-out offer.
However, right now, our concern is start-up money. We have two sons in college and support one other family member, so there is NO extra money and NO savings.
Between us, we have the experience and the know-how to do this job easily. I was on the board of directors for the state association and we`re both certified by the State to do the necessary medical work.
Is there any hope that a lender would put as much weight on our skills and experience as on our ability to contribute financially to this enterprise? It seems a good deal from a lender`s perspective, especially since they would have the facility as collateral and so, could not really lose anything.
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