2020: The Year that Killed Retirement. Ageing, adapting and reflecting on disruption and change

Michael Hook with guest contributors

In the first time in history long life is not a rarity. Over half the people born today will live to a hundred. But can we afford to live to a hundred? Probably not. You cannot finance a 30-year retirement with a 40-year career.

Michael Hook believes that the older generation needs to re-invent themselves. Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy in the USA, proposes an inter-generational work environment where the millennials use the high emotional intelligence, good judgement born out of decades of experience, specialised knowledge, institutional know how, with a huge network of contacts that the older generation, the platinum members, have. Businesses using this business model will surely succeed.