“These are the people your parents warned you about.”
Yes, these words were originally Jimmy Buffet’s – but Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin (“Joe”) owned them at Laird Norton Wealth Management’s 2011 Thought Forum. Pointing to a picture of two long-(grey)-haired hippies wearing rainbow attire, Joe made a point of telling the multi-generational audience of clients, colleagues and friends that those ‘people’ are not going to age quietly. Throughout the evening, Joe talked about how they, the baby boomers, will leave their mark on aging so that it will be very different for the next generation.
If you weren’t able to listen to Joe’s truly fascinating presentation about how demographic change, social trends and technology converge to drive future innovations, we highly recommend you read the recap.