Monthly Archives: April 2015

Surprise! Millennials Becoming Their Boomer Parents: Buying Cars And Moving To Sunny Suburbia

Dispatches from the goldfish bowl Not long ago, big city media commentators were opining on the impending demise of the auto industry. Serious publications discussed the implications; even the New York Times pondered whether the end of car culture was imminent. This was partly linked, … Continue reading

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Boomer Reinvention: Jeremy Clarkson Bouncing Back After Top Gear

Boomer reinvention versus retirement: it’s in our generational DNA As most everyone in car-world has heard, Jeremy Clarkson, 55, lead host of the BBC’s long-running TV show “Top Gear”, was sacked recently. It seems he was, well, a Boomer behaving badly in what Auntie discreetly referred … Continue reading

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Boomers: The Hidden $20 Billion Goldmine For Smartphones, Mobile Advertisers And App Developers

Are smartphone marketers smart enough? Reporting on the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES 2015), NPR reporter Aarti Shahani reviewed the cool new crop of low-price products and asked: “when it comes to smartphones, are Americans dumb?” It’s a provocative question, one that … Continue reading

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Airbnb Enters Cuba: Are Boomers Ready To Pack Their Bags?

If travel to Cuba is eased, it won’t just be a Millennial thing On April 2nd, 2015, rental-by-owner leader Airbnb announced an amazing breakthrough; it is expanding into Cuba with an initial roster of a thousand properties. Had they announced a day earlier, most of us … Continue reading

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