Thursday, July 4, 2013

Old whippersnappers lead the way in social enterprise

Don't write off the old geezer sitting next to you, or the one facing you in the mirror just yet!

Whitney Johnson,  author of Dare-Dream-Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream reports in her HBR blog that research data shows that the average age of a successful startup entrepreneur in high-growth industries is 40, and that the highest rate of entrepreneurship in our country is now in the 55-64 age group.

And most interestingly, she notes that "the over-40 crowd is also more likely to do work that matters not just for themselves, but also future generations."  In other words - they are more likely to be social entrepreneurs.

Read her full blog article here.