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Here are conversations with Award-winning thought leaders. They may take place with best-selling authors or "State-of-the-Art Elders”. You may discover Cultural Creatives and Leading edge designers. These down-to-earth connections are stunningly coherent. Enjoy!
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Tom Heuerman, Ph.D.*
LIFE ESSAYS * AUDACIOUS
Having left the Secret Service, he found he was between a rock and a hard place... .
“I worked in the Nixon White House … While there, Nixon took an around-the-world trip. I was part of his detail and on post outside his door when Henry Kissinger came up and asked me to give a folder to the President. I knocked on the door, opened it, and there he stood looking mildly surprised and shy. I said, "Mr. President, Dr. Kissinger asked me to give this to you."
Shifting perspectives, he pursued experimental psychology, traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy. Upon his return he took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.
- His study of theoretical physics led to explorations on the creative edge... .
BEST SELLING AUTHOR,
Claudine Lundgren *
“Technology is creating a new dimension for the future.
We either embrace it or continue to ride in a horse drawn carriage and be left behind.”
She has served as a Professor of Spanish. She has developed a pilot study program of language immersion for high school students. She has traveled the world with students, and received a grant that allowed her to computerize a classroom. But she may be most beloved for her stories.
She's writes as
Always engaged in learning,
Charles Schewe, Ph.D. *
"Older persons do not believe they are as bad off as younger people think they believe."
Professor of Marketing at U.Mass-Amherst -Founder, and Past President, Association for Marketing and Health Care Research, his THE DOCTOR IN IS Column at The Sage Companion is a Reader's Choice.
He received his Ph.D. (1972) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his MBA (1965) and BA (1964) from the University of Michigan. In 1979, he was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar at the University of Lund, in Sweden where he frequently is a visiting professor. He is the author of EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BUSINESS (Worth Publishers, 1996), co-authored with Ken Blanchard, author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER, and THE PORTABLE MBA IN MARKETING (John Wiley & Sons, 1998). His most recent book, DEFINING MARKETS, DEFINING MOMENTS: AMERICA'S 7 GENERATIONAL COHORTS, THEIR SHARED EXPERIENCES, AND WHY BUSINESSES SHOULD CARE, has been wildly acclaimed by business professionals and academics as detailing an exciting new way to understand today's market segments and their values.
“PRODUCT HACKING IN THE HOME”
Recently, The Wall Street Journal reported on the research of an IDSA industrial designer with experience in product research and development, human factors and health care design. This creative thinker was featured on the PBS Series Life Part where his Agespan Suit, and his work in designing products for an aging population gained well-deserved attention.
Dick Ambrosius *
"I have been railing against aging stereotypes for 30 years; and now, for the first time, I am beginning to experience them myself ...."
President Reagan appointed Dick as the youngest member of the National Advisory Committee to the 1981 White House Conference on Aging where he delivered a keynote address on rural aging.
In 1982, he founded one of the first full-service marketing firms to specialize in older markets, and has conducted presentations in 49 states and consulted with a variety of Fortune 500 companies, corporations, nonprofits, associations and government agencies. In 1997, he was selected “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Ambrosius has authored numerous articles, booklets such as The Art of the Positive, and most recently Choices & Changes…a positive aging guide to life planning. He holds both BA and MA degrees in Political Science and is a decorated Viet Nam veteran.
An Evangelist for Positive Aging nationally-recognized as a leader & South Dakota’s Entrepreneur of the Year”(1997) Entrepreneur Magazine.
Richard Sharp *
"As you grow older, you develop a greater affection for perennials that revive themselves in the spring. I’m speaking of both flowers and people."
Having earned a BA from Harvard as well as a Masters
Degree from Princeton, he launched a career as an international development
consultant. His work throughout the US and in over
four dozen countries provides authentic settings for his fictional work.
He is the author of Jacob’s Cellar, Time is the Oven, The Duke Don’t Dance, and his most recent novel, Crystal Ships. His publications have garnered him multiple accolades, including a Kirkus Star and place on the Kirkus Best Self-Published Book list (2013), the an Independent Publishers gold medal for Best Adult Fiction E-Book (2014), a finalist finish in the ForeWord Clarion Firsts (2012) and Reader’s Favorite (2012) categories, and even a Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Award for an extract from Crystal Ships.
Sharp is a farm boy, Harvard and Princeton graduate, international development professional, world traveler, unapologetic Indie novelist and *UNREPENTANT Winner of the 2013 IPPY Award for The Duke Don't Dance- Best Adult Fiction EBook.
“I intend to keep traveling, having fun and working - both for pay and for satisfaction. "
Capelli * THE HIGH TECH DRIFTER- Executive. VP of Sales and Marketing for hardware and software companies. GO TO INTERVIEW
Capelli a dynamic character has been the Business Development Manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia currently sits on the Board of a Renewable Energy company as a Director and sits on the board of several small phase one start ups. At the Virginia Department of Transportation he sits on the Citizens Review Board for Megaprojects.
At his alma mater, Eastern Michigan University (EMU), he is an executive board member of the National Alumni Board , Co- President of the National Capital Chapter of EMU Alumni Board, Deans Resource Board, EMU College of Science and Technology, E-Gridiron Group, EMU Advisory Board Member, Industry Advisory Council, Association of Computer Technology, Warren County Incubator/Business development Board, Northern Virginia Technology Council,Michigan Homeland Security Consortium, AFCEA
" Not many of us around, and I’ve used my blog as a platform to try and inspire others -- to let them know good things do happen to people who get cancer. I think it’s important to share the gift of perspective."
Donna Pekar 15-year survivor of advanced stage ovarian cancer. *FEARLESS AGING-ROCK THE SILVER ONWARD
"IF you are feel stronger, have more energy, and feel more inspired as a result of living healthier and shifting your thinking, your quality of life will improve...."
It's THE *SLIM
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Jan Goldfield, Ph.D.
“ I never met a rule I could not break, never met a standard I could not raise, and always saw the world as a place I could make better."
It started early.
She *is the Curmudgeon and the PONDLADY
"I expect to tinker with your wood working projects as long as I can. I don't see an age limit to it."
Matthias Wandel- The process of collecting, analyzing, measuring, problem-solving,
and critical thinking engages a timeless spirit of creativity.
"What We Can Learn About Aging in Place from Jurassic Park."
“...various titles could appear after my name: M.S. (Statistics) and Ph.D. (Operations Research- Stanford) but I sure like this one, SilverSneakers® Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certifications from American Council on Exercise... ."
Fred Miercort- *
PROFESSOR FRED'S FITNESS FINESSE