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Stuff

With the world population growing 10 fold and and life expectancy up 50% in the last 50 years inevitably we need to start thinking about the possessions we accumulate and how we dispose of them. Here are some facts and figures to get you thinking.

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A wooden toothbrush

A wooden toothbrush EML covered the full spectrum from the largest global issues to the trivial and apparently insignificant – it is amazing how they are connected.  Living longer (where we focus) is interrelated with a vast range of of other changes that collectively shout ‘the way we live life is changing – very fast […]

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It’s happening…

In my last blog I suggest that those currently in their 20s will experience a different ‘life structure’ compared to earlier generations.   They face the prospect of a 70 year working life during which they can expect multiple careers with a range of employers.  The ‘old values’ of staying with one company and showing […]

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Misnomers

While I am a huge Apple fan I am increasingly concerned with a fundamental flaw in their products – the description. It started with the i-Phone. This product was always far more than just a phone but 10 years on ‘making a call’ doesn’t even feature in the top 10 uses for the device. Then […]

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The Elephant in the Room

I was recently a guest at a STEMX award ceremony (they are the folks who encourage young people into careers in science and technology). It was an inspiring venue with the awards being presented by local dignitaries, resplendent in their chains of office. The messages too were upbeat and encouraging – you’re wanted, you’re needed […]

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Building Networks

The international business I worked for had an extraordinary chairman, a man with the ambition and charisma to build it to be one of the top 10 FTSE stocks. He took a great interest in our graduate recruits and, whenever he could, would speak to them during their 12 week training programme. Before they met […]

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What will the grandchildren think….?

The political debate is hotting up as we head into the June election and so to are some astounding assumptions behind the claims. Some examples: Care costs preventing people from leaving their home to their children. UK life expectancy is now around 80; the average age of UK first time Mums is 28 and they […]

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A whole new stage…..

When I talk to people about living longer I can see their thought processes develop as the real implications begin to dawn. Initially the subject is dismissed as ‘something they already know’. There are constant media reports covering many of the common implications – growing demands on the health service, an increase in state pension age […]

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Spread the word….

This week the UK media cannot decide if the problems of the NHS are caused by our aging population or by the obesity epidemic hitting our young. We at EML have the answer – it’s both! These are simply two aspects of a challenge faced by us all – rapidly increasing life expectancy. In the […]

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