2012

Where will the Rubber Meet the Road?

July 6, 2012
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Responsibility. People often ask me how we will pay for Aging in Place 2.0? I reply that it will come from savings. Once a truly comprehensive, dynamic and coordinated well managed system is available the savings will start to flow. Until the whole system is available it is hard to judge savings. Cracks in a… Continue Reading Where will the Rubber Meet the Road?

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Ramp Camp 2012

July 5, 2012
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I have written about Ramp Camp in the past. This, I think my 8th year, went very well considering we had 90+ temperatures four days that week. It was grueling, but the kids were great and the family was thrilled. We got pretty good coverage in a local paper as well. Yachad, the organization that… Continue Reading Ramp Camp 2012

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Hitting Your Head Against the Wall

June 20, 2012
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My parents had that phrase in our household lexicon. Hitting Your Head Against the Wall means doing stuff that will not have the desired results. It means doing the thing when you should have a darned good idea it will not work. It is mostly about influencing other people to do things you think are… Continue Reading Hitting Your Head Against the Wall

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Take the Challenge

June 16, 2012
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Those who know me will be surprised I am tired of talking. Not tired of talking exactly. Tired of talking without results. To reduce my frustration I am now issuing a challenge when I give presentations. I ask for a show of hands for those will commit to making the changes, taking the steps- DO… Continue Reading Take the Challenge

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Industry Trade Group- Aging in Place

June 13, 2012
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I talk about the Aging in Place Institute regularly. I want to write about it often as well. Most trade groups are started by industry players to promote and protect their business. Think the American Medical Association, the Motion Picture Industry Association,  the Tire Industry Association, the Auto Alliance and many more. The Aging in… Continue Reading Industry Trade Group- Aging in Place

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Disruption Notice

June 1, 2012
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This is not what I planned to write next. I have a long list of great ideas that are often pre-empted by something that shows up in an e-mail, flashes across my mind in a conversation or comes from an insight while biking or showering. Today’s inspiration is an email blast from UPS. How I… Continue Reading Disruption Notice

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Rocky Mountain Institute as a Model

May 29, 2012
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I have been a Rocky Mountain Institute/Amory Lovins fan for a long time. Amory does not shrink from speaking his mind, saying things that are unpopular, controversial and smart. RMI has an incredibly successful track record of providing practical solutions to government, military, industry. Ideas and initiatives going back more than 20 years are now… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain Institute as a Model

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Yugos are not Mercedes

May 25, 2012

Yes it may seem obvious, but what are the differences? They are in the same category…car or personal transportation, but Yugo does that one thing….basic transportation…… and Mercedes? It does more. It has convenience, safety, security, comfort, status. I bring this up because people offering just one thing that is cheaper than Assisted Living are… Continue Reading Yugos are not Mercedes

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Very Clear Message

May 14, 2012
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Joel Shapira, of Beyond Age passed on this link to a really good You Tube panel over the weekend. The panel members are  Jody Holtzman of AARP, Ken Dychtwald of Age Wave and Doug Busch of Care Innovations. They are speaking at the Milken Institute  Global 2012 conference. Watch it! I doubt your impression will… Continue Reading Very Clear Message

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Edgy in Indy

April 24, 2012
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I was recently welcomed to Indianapolis for a program we called “Inside, Outside, All Around the Town“. The day long workshop was part of the ten year anniversary celebration of the Center for Aging and Community at the University of Indianapolis. Firecracker director Ellen Miller invited me to co-present with Zachary Benedict, of the Petula… Continue Reading Edgy in Indy

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