Boomer Tsunami

Every seven seconds, another Baby Boomer turns 50. The unprecedented size of the "senior" population has M.I.T.'s AgeLab and other research centers around the country scrambling to develop new products and services for an age group that will include 71.5 million people by 2030. The boomers will require not only solutions for their serious health issues, but also some innovative gadgets to help them ease into old age. A USA Today article describes the senior explosion as "a tsunami coming at you. You know the tidal wave is going to hit, and it's a question of whether we'll be ready." Ron Crossland raises the same question and provides some answers in his web seminar 2010 Why Leadership Development Matters.