Posted on October 27, 2009 by justlists
(ref: Overcoming Myths About Older Workers Flash Cards at http://www.AgelessInAmerica.com )
- MYTH: Older workers are too expensive.
FACT… In the time-based 20th century, the longer people worked, the more they earned. In the market-driven 21st century, private and public sector businesses have to become efficient low cost providers. People and organizations need to compete in this center and both must break the link between pay and seniority.
- MYTH: Older workers can’t learn as well as younger workers.
FACT… The fastest growing group of Internet users is over age 50. According to a recent Harvard University study, the ability to use an accumulated body of knowledge keeps rising throughout the lifetimes of healthy people. It is true that the most effective ways to learn may be different for older workers than others. Experiential learning has proven to be of greatest value with this group.
- MYTH: Older workers aren’t as productive as younger workers.
FACT… “Productivity” is a character trait – not a generational trait. Business Week, in researching the aging workforce, states that people can be old, smart and productive assuming they maintain their health and stay abreast of standard technology. Researchers confirm that far from wearing people down, work can actually inspire people to be productive and fit. Continue reading
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Posted on October 1, 2009 by justlists
(ref: Forbes 400, forbes.com. GDP data from indexmundi.com based on 2008 CIA Factbook)
In 2009, the net worth of the top 20 wealthiest fell by 13.8% and there are 3 newcomers to the top 20 group (indicated by an asterisk*). The total worth of the 400 wealthiest in the United States fell by $300 billion to $1.27 trillion. Numbers in [brackets] are countries with the closest approximate GDP. Continue reading
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Posted on September 18, 2009 by justlists
(ref: Great Figures in History: Gandhi – a full-color manga graphic novel from Y.kids)
||1869 October 2 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar in West Bengal, India
||1891 June – After attending Inner Temple Law School in the United Kingdom, Gandhi passes the bar exam and becomes a lawyer. Unknown to him at the time, his mother has passed away while he is at school.
||1893 – Gandhi is thrown off of a train in South Africa for refusing to move from his First Class seat to Third Class (even though he held a valid First Class ticket). Such discrimination against Indians was common practice and this personal experience gives Gandhi resolve to fight racial discrimination.
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