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Envisioning Retirement Tomorrow: Baby Boomers & the New Expectations of Old Age – Audiocast

April 23, 2010, 5:08 PM
This is the second of afive-part interview of Joseph Coughlin on disruptive demographics and businessinnovation conducted by Rohit Sakhuja on WMBR MIT Radio's Paradigm Shifts program.

Inthis segment Coughlin envisions thefuture of retirement – best characterized by the baby boomer’s new expectationsfor old age. The next generation of retirees are more likely to demand theopportunity to remain engaged, productive, and to have the flexibility to work,care, learn and play in old age. What opportunities for business innovation dothese expectations create? What personal and public challenges are ahead?

Part 1. An Introduction to Disruptive Demographics
Part 2. Envisioning Retirement Tomorrow


Envisioning Retirement Tomo...

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