It is NEVER too late to start: 70 year old body builder

I hear lot of talk in the media about the “20 over 20″ or the “30 over 30″ years old that are taking names in the area of startups, but you don’t hear much about older folks who change their lives by heading in another direction.

Here’s the story about a 70 year old body builder who’s changing the perception of what “old” is:

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Seth Godin on failing until you succeed

You know, we’ve been brainwashed at school, at our jobs, at companies we’ve worked for. Now it’s time to man up/woman up and become something bigger and better for 2014. Listen to Seth Godin as he tells what we are up against in this new century, that there is more opportunity than ever to do what you love to do. But, you have to open your eyes, your minds, and look for the opportunities to be, do, and accomplish more.

Now is the time, now is the chance to make your own history. Watch and learn.

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Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes changes, not only about my blog, but more importantly about the content of my blog. I have been reading a lot of information and historical information for a revision of my book. I have read eight books in the last four months as well as being involved in a number of issues that affect both me and you, especially in Colorado. Getting to the simple issues that make your and my life better. Hence so little has been done with my blog of late. But, never one for the loss of an idea, here’s one that just might strike a nerve, or at least I hope it does, because it did me.

Seeing what was good in history to seeing a current situation as bad and wanting to change back to the “good ol’ days” is a lot or change, once you realize that the current good is really bad. But change only takes one step at a time. Watch Ron Finley as he shows how simple change can be.

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Solving problems of WWII bombers

Abraham Wald, in his youth

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Startup entrepreneurs solve problems and get paid for their solutions. But when analyzing a problem, ensure you have the right solution based on the data you collect.

During WWII, Allied bomber losses were high, so high that the British Air Ministry undertook a rigorous analysis in hopes of finding a solution. Their engineers set out to examine every bomber they could, gathering data on each bullet hole. After analyzing the results, engineers decided to reinforce the areas that had the highest concentrations of holes with armor plating.

It didn’t work.

Perplexed, the engineers assumed that the extra plating had made the planes too heavy, and that the difficulty in handling the planes was offsetting the protection of the armor plating.

Enter Abraham Wald.

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When the need for speed hits the sound barrier

Off the coast of Pusan, South Korea: An F/A-18...

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Having worked for many organizations and have now become a startup entrepreneur, today’s business mantra is that all organizations need to change, and more importantly, that change needs to accelerate.

If you don’t speed up, you’ll be “run over” by those that were behind you that are moving faster than you are or you’ll get left in the dust of those that you were following.

If you don’t speed up, you’re basically “done for.”

However, all speed and no direction is cause for concern, so there’s a problem with this need for speed when you hit the sound barrier.

When most people think of the sound barrier, they are reminded of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in the X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947. But I’m referring to different sound barrier, especially when it comes to business, the barrier I’m referring to is the barrier of sound judgment.

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