Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31).

For those readers of HR Case Studies who possibly feel that the Christmas and New Year break (especially when combined with the adverse weather conditions) has added a few years and pushed them a bit nearer the biblically allotted span of three-score years and ten, never fear, Management Today has some good news for you!

The Management Today list of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs features an extraordinary 68 who are aged 60 or over, with no fewer than 11 who have passed their 70th birthday!

In a culture that seems to be increasingly obsessed by youth, it’s good to see that those of more mature years appear to have the staying power that may well be, like, lackin' in da kids of today, innit?

So, fellow wrinkly readers of HR Case Studies, award yourself a pat on the back.

Because you’re worth it!

  • Do the management development processes in most organisations favour the rapidly rising young person, to the detriment of the wise and experienced older person?

1 comment:

  1. In my experience management development processes do not differentiate between young and old. However, the recruitment process does seem to favour those with their own teeth, no (natural) white hairs and 20/20 vision. Not sure that I would ever be able to substantiate my views but anecdotal evidence would suggest that some very wise and experienced people do not get the job offers that they should!

    Am I surprised about the Top 100 list? Most certainly not – I know several follically challenged individuals who leave the youngsters standing!!