November 12th, 2009 by Bob Bly
JR, one of my readers, took exception to an article I wrote saying that you are never too old to start your own business.
“As a young (20’s) entrepreneur, I can tell you that starting a business takes an enormous amount of energy and drive — energy and drive I see lacking in many older people,” JR wrote to me in an e-mail.
In addition, says JR, old fogies are out of touch witih today’s young consumer and especially with technology.
“How can you be on the leading edge of business if you don’t own an iPod, iPhone, Netbook, or Bluetooth?” he asks.
Well, I dunno. I don’t own any of those things. And I started a new business (my Internet marketing business) not too long before my 50th birthday.
Is JR right? Is there an age at which you should just hang up your ambitions, sit back in the sun, relax, and play bridge?
Or can men and women of any age start a business and succeed?
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