TUCSON, Ariz., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The AARP Foundation Women’s Leadership Circle will host its first-ever Womenvision Summit to address a variety of issues related to women and aging from health care to personal finance. Influential women leaders will head five days of workshops, discussions and task force sessions. Other activities will include golf with LPGA legend Renee Powell, tennis with Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, and concerts by Tony Bennett and Diahann Carroll.
Who the heck is Renee Powell? “golf legend?” No, I don’t think so.
I’ll guaran-damn-tee ya, that Boomers would rather see Taylor Hicks and Pat Bennetar.
My friend Sandra could tell you what boomers could really rock the house. I’m not that cool.
Who would you hire to rock the house at the AARP Womenvision Summit?
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- Tom Brokaw is Going to Use 120 Minutes To Explain Boomer$.… Regular readers will know that I have a real problem with boomers being lumped together in one giant demographic and so-called experts proclaiming we all have similar traits and are homogenized. "TOM BROKAW REPORTS: BOOMER$!" WILL PREMIERE ON MARCH 4TH ON CNBC CNBC will premiere a 2 hour documentary, "TOM BROKAW REPORTS: BOOMER$!" on Thursday, March 4th at 9pm. In a two-hour documentary, Tom Brokaw tells the story of history’s wealthiest and most influential generation. From hula hoops to civil rights, in war and politics, Brokaw chronicles the extraordinary impact 78 million baby boomers have had on American society over the past six decades, and explores the challenges they face as they begin to approach the age of retirement. CNBC couldn't find a boomer to do the documentary? Brokaw is 70, well outside the boomer edge. But then again, all the real boomers have real jobs hosting the nightly news on real networks like NBC, CBS, ABC. They obviously are too important to mess around talking about the boomers. Pshaw, I say, Fie on you. A pox on your botox.. Boomers are hot because they represent an opportunity to sell books and junkets. The Seventh Annual What’s Next Business Boomer Summit is March 19, 2010 in Chicago. The most recent agenda is posted. They promise a "prominent list of presenters..." The COO of AARP. AARP: AARetired People. Boomers are 62 tops and pretty much have seen their retirement decimated by the crash. Unless they are retired military or UAW worker, the AARP is going to be irrelevant unless they change their deal to AAReally Pissed. The Sr. VP of iVillage. Tell me about iVillage. g'head. You can't because you don't know and don't care who or what iVillage does. Hint: it's connected to the same geniuses that hired Tom Brokenjaw for Boomer$. Chief economist of Zillow.com. He's going to tell junket-takers "boomer houses are worth less and therefore they will not move to Ft. Myers." CEO of Posit Science (www.positscience.com), the leader in delivering clinically-proven brain fitness software. This is the NBT (next big thing) for boomers, exercising your brain. Here's a clue: don't watch "The Bachelor", "Biggest Loser", "Extreme Makeover", any show with "Kardashian" in the title or credits. Vice President of Advertising Sales at Retirement Living TV (RLTV). Same deal as iVillage. Who the hell is Retirement Living TV? I spend more hours on the web than most boomers I know, and I have never heard, seen or read anything about Retirement Living TV. So I Googled it, the first story is "Atrial fibrillation" WTF? And of course the second is the 80 year old unofficial spokesperson for "all things retired" Florence Henderson (who does not appear nude - yet.) That was Shirley Jones who was almost nude - America keeps getting the two confused. To sell the junket to Chicago in March (ewwww) the promoters suggest: you need to be able to answer three questions: Specifically — who is this baby boomer/senior customer and what is their unmet need? Where can your customer be found Who or what touches your customer Naturally, I am here to serve and since I am one of the oldest boomers, I am totally qualified to answer the questions: Who is boomer? Born between 1946 and 1964. Where can your customers be found? In the United States and Canada. Who or what touches your customer? "Touch me and I'll kill ya." (Psycho aka Francis from "Stripes") There you go! Please send your money to ShitYourBoomerSays via paypal.com. I will give suitable documentation so you can be reimbursed. If you have extra expense account items, please list them and the amount you would be able to sneak by the approver. "Hookers" and "Hotel Porn" will both be listed as "Taxis and Tolls."
- Search Baby Boomer Engine Baby Boomer Terms Baby Boomer Run… From one column on the home page of a targeted ezine. Baby Boomer Generation wants Good Service Companies that value good service have to help the Baby Boomer customer receive value and a positive experience from the contact that is beyond the intrinsic nature or value... Baby Boomer Generation is Economically Optimistic Compared to their parents, the Baby Boomer Generation is economically optimistic. Ms. Golden America Pageant Featuring Baby Boomer Women Ms. Golden America Pageant Featuring Baby Boomer Women Beauty pageants featuring older Baby Boomer Women was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. Who Is The True Baby Boomer Generation? Who Is The True Baby Boomer Generation? Demographic Popularizers believe that the 18 year Baby Boom Generation period may actually comprise not one, but two very different generations. The Ageless Baby Boomer! The Ageless Baby Boomer! The advent of age 60 for Baby Boomers can really accelerate the "old age" wrecking ball. Tradition says it's time to travel and play golf the rest of your life. NOT! Understanding Baby Boomer Generations Aging Minds Understanding Baby Boomer Generations Aging Minds As Baby Boomers grow older there are progressive changes in how we process information. Baby Boomers are Buying Anti Aging Skin Care Products Baby Boomers are Buying Anti Aging Skin Care Products If Baby Boomers can find an anti aging skin care products now, perhaps we can keep those sorts of things at bay a little longer rather than trying to... Baby Boomer Generation Pushing RV Ownership to Record High A growing number of Baby Boomers have pushed the number of RV owners to record levels, often giving up our 3,000 square foot homes to become full-time roadies in a 400 square foot recreational vehicle. Boomerang Kids May Jeopardize Baby Boomers' Retirement Plans Making smart–money financial decisions can help create a positive environment for us and our returning Boomerang UPDATE: In just a few hours after posting, I am number one on Google for baby boomer. Now that's just dumb. Where are these famous algorithms that are supposed to weed out obvious junk? OTOH: Love GOOG
- AARP Wrong Again: Best Places to Live on $100 a day Each year, the editors compile a list of the best places to live. This year, the August/September issue offers The Best Places to Live on $100 a Day. I think they got it wrong. Here's what they considered... We wanted to find places where retirees could live well on $100 a day, or just $36,500 a year. At a 25 percent tax rate, that’s $27,375 in spendable income, or about $2,281 a month. If we spent about a third of that—$720—on mortgage payments, we could buy a home that costs $192,000. It turns out there are quite a few really wonderful cities where $192,000 buys not just a great home in a great neighborhood, but loads of culture, fun restaurants, and lively entertainment. Seems to me they missed some rather large living expenses: income tax, property tax, sales tax, homeowner's insurance, car insurance, HEALTH insurance, cost of health care, heat and air conditioning, etc. Never mind the "extras' like traveling to be with friends and family, eating out sometimes, and taking in a movie once in a while. Misleading at best, misguided for sure. A disservice because AARP makes it sound like you can live in a lovely environment on $100 a day. I'd like to see a full budget taking into account ALL living expenses for boomers. The magazine breaks things down in fun ways like the vibe, best daytime lark, local flavor, and # of sunny days per year. The median home income and “special affordability sauce” are also factors. This year’s top cities are: San Antonio, Texas Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gainesville, Florida Omaha, Nebraska Grand Junction, Colorado Eau Claire, WI Las Cruces, NM Roanoke, VA Spokane, WA Morgantown, WV
- Sign Here Or I’ll Whack You With My Five Iron Finally! Somebody is exploding the myth that business deals are made on the golf course. I've played my share of golf with customers, or potential customers. I've never understood how a deal could be made on the golf course without coming off like a total jerk. I've always treated the round of golf like a nice social outing that should be enjoyed by everyone. I have also been treated to rounds of golf as a customer, and have never been "pitched" while on the course. Yet, every business magazine - usually in their special "golf issue" which is no more than an excuse for the magazine to get a free round of golf at some nice courses and a bunch of advertising - has articles about the huge deals that are closed on the course. Statements like these are just the tip of the iceberg... The deal was worth millions to us. Sitting side by side in a cart tends to let one's guard down. -- Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center It's a relaxed atmosphere where you can present your ideas with a slower approach. -- Phil Powell, president of Powell Holding & Development Business author Harvey MacKay is one of the servers of the golf-course-business-deal Koolaid Golf is a networking game par excellence. In what other environment can you see your customer for four to five hours interruption-free? With gas and other costs climbing, home prices plummeting and the economy struggling, I haven't seen a lot of budgets cut for customer golf. In fact, companies are checking out ways to get more bang for their golf buck. Companies realize that a lot of business happens on the golf course. If you're in business, you know the articles I'm talking about. Usually dragging out this lame quote by golf legend Bobby Jones. "You can learn more about a man (woman) in nine holes than a lifetime." Now, come on... who buys into such a ludicrous statement? MacKay, Donald Trump, GE's Jack Welch, Sun Microsystems Scott Nealy, and whole lot of other low-handicap executives. An author even suggested that tying a CEO's compensation to improving his golf handicap would be smarter than tying it to the company's performance. But because a low handicap appears to be a pretty good way to predict performance, Mr. Crystal said, corporate directors may want to give out stock options that vest only if the chief executive lowers his handicap by a certain amount. Foolish nonsense, perpetuated because CEO's and top executives want to spend a day on the links without feeling like they are goofing off. Business magazines know who butters their bread, so they aren't going to dispel the myth. Executives are trying to rationalize belonging to two or three country clubs that may cost $50,000 a year+ to belong. If it's such a valuable tool for sales, why don't companies pay for their salespeople to belong to the fancy clubs and let the execs pay their own way? Women are even taking up the game so they can "get ahead." "Women are seeing golf as an informal network to advance their careers," said Carol Bresnicky, representative for the Executive Women's Golf Association. How sad is that? But I found one reasonable voice in the silence that surrounds "business golf." Mr. Business Golf says: ... you might as well step to the first tee box wearing a tee shirt that says I'm A Loser if your sole purpose is to pitch a deal during the round of golf. Actually, Mr. Business Golf found me! He left a comment on an earlier post. No matter, I'm glad he's out there setting the record straight and he's now in my RSS because he's a smart guy. We agree, right? So he's gotta be a smart guy. He says a round of golf can be part of a business deal. Use it to put on your best face, build a relationship, and make a pitch. BUT the pitch should be made AFTER the round of golf. And probably after you have let them win by a reasonable amount And after they have enjoyed the beer babe on the course And between the second and third rounds in the club house. And after you've paid off the big bet your client "won." No deals are made on the golf course. The deal was done before arriving or was done after leaving. The PITCH might have been made after the round. But the deal was done back at the office. Why don't I ever read about deals being made while hunting, fishing, playing foosball, shooting pool, playing darts, or tennis, etc.? Now Mr. Business Golf will probably have something to say about my bullet points. Since you're new here Mr. Business Golf, I have to include some snark or regular readers will be disappointed!
- I Can Has Forum? AARP? or Very Serious, You Are on Fire,… *Jumping with joy* There are two new forums that I found for you. One isn't active yet... Community will have exciting improvements in April. From easier ways to join interesting conversations to faster searches, you'll find connecting with others more fun than ever. You'll also discover... New technology for a smoother and more dynamic user experience Feature enhancements to support and showcase your discussions, comments, photos, and more Check out the AARP Guide Blog to learn more about the new Online Community. Or... and this is the one I am recommending: Very Serious, You Are on Fire, Just Kidding. Why am I recommending this? Because you CAN draw a picture of a dinosaur and post it and everybody thinks you are just the best ever dino-drawer. Frontrunner is how my entry was described. And if YOU LIKE TO TYPE IN WITH CAPS LOCK ON, THERE IS A CAPS LOCK AREA. But be careful, this is an internet forum and it can get dangerous. There will be words: goiter-tits Penis-hands Kitten-monger German Toe-Face Soggy juice-mouth chair sniffer These words may be used against you. Just because there is a hyphen in the word, don't think these words are not serious words. Because this forum is Very Serious. YOU ARE ON FIRE. Just Kidding.