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B.P. Agrawal – Social Entrepreneur

The adage that “all politics is local” might also apply to social entrepreneurship and career reinvention. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

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Patrice Fike – Episcopal Priest

Of all the profiles that I came across while compiling information for this series, Patrice Fike’s was the most unique. In 2011, at age 64, Fike sold her home in Florida (and her Mercedes), stored most of her furniture, and moved to New York where she enrolled at the Episcopal Church’s General Theological Seminary to train as […]

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Paul Gianone – Restaurateur/Pizzaiolo

Opening a hit restaurant has got to be one of our most enduring career reinvention fantasies. Paul Giannone is one notable boomer who has actually done it. His Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York opened in 2010, and has gone on to be one of the top-reviewed and most beloved new pizzerias in the […]

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John House – Small Business Owner

Career reinvention is not a walk in the park, particularly for those of us who feel like we have already paid our dues, made our mark, and would otherwise prefer to kick back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Unfortunately, the lifestyle we Boomers thought we would have at this point in our lives […]

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Dan Nainan – Comedian

Career reinvention doesn’t necessarily require a sudden, dramatic shift. Skills that we learn on the job — or to help us do better in our job — can have unforeseen consequences. This is a career reinvention story where one man’s openness and willingness to learn gave him a leg-up when he needed it most.

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Arnie Cogan – Airline Supervisor

Over a century ago, a Parisian lawyer named Paul Gauguin chucked everything in the name of freedom and moved to Tahiti to become an artist. I don’t know if Arnie Cogan is also an artist (he does list himself as a photographer…) but he is definitely a Boomer whose career reinvention expresses the same quest […]

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10 Boomers & Career Reinvention – Part 2

For the Year of the Boomer – 2014 is the year the youngest Boomers turn 50 – Huffington Post’s “Post-50” section is running my career reinvention series profiling 50 Boomers who have reinvented themselves within the last 10 years. Continuing my “50 Post-50” series of profiles of Boomers who have reinvented themselves in response to career […]

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10 Boomers & Career Reinvention – Part 1

For the Year of the Boomer – 2014 is the year the youngest Boomers turn 50 – Huffington Post’s “Post-50” section is running my career reinvention series profiling 50 Boomers who have reinvented themselves within the last 10 years. We’re on the doorstep of 2014 — the Year of the Boomer — when the youngest Boomers […]

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