Stage (Not Age): How to Understand and Serve People Over 60--The Fastest Growing, Most Dynamic Market in the World (Hardcover)

Stage (Not Age): How to Understand and Serve People Over 60--The Fastest Growing, Most Dynamic Market in the World By Susan Wilner Golden Cover Image
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The $22 trillion opportunity that can be unlocked only if you rethink everything you think you know about people over sixty.

In the time it takes you to read this, another twenty Americans will turn sixty-five. Ten thousand people a day are crossing that threshold, and that number will continue to grow. In fifteen years, Americans aged sixty-five and over will outnumber those under age eighteen. Nearly everywhere in the world, people over sixty are the fastest-growing age group.

Longevity presents an opportunity that companies need to develop a strategy for. Estimates put the global market for this demographic at a whopping $22 trillion across every industry you can imagine. Entertainment, travel, education, health care, housing, transportation, consumer goods and services, product design, tech, financial services, and many others will benefit, but only if marketers unlearn what they think they know about this growing population.

The key is to stop thinking of older adults as one market. Stage (Not Age) is the concise guide to helping companies understand that people over sixty are a deeply diverse population. They're traveling through different life stages and therefore want and need different products and services.

This book helps you reset your understanding of what an "old person" is. It demonstrates how three people, all seventy years old, may not even be in the same market segment. It identifies the systemic barriers to entering this market and provides ways to overcome them. And it shares the best practices of companies that have successfully shifted to a Stage (Not Age) mentality.

This practical guide prepares companies and marketers for an inevitable shift they can't ignore.

About the Author

Susan Wilner Golden is an expert on innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities created by the new longevity, and she teaches this subject at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the director of the dciX impact initiative at the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, and advises companies on their longevity strategies. She serves as an adviser to the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator and to Pivotal Ventures on longevity investment opportunities. Her career stops in venture capital, public health, and life sciences have given her a multidimensional, multidisciplinary perspective on longevity opportunities.You can find out more about Susan Golden at:

Product Details
ISBN: 9781633699472
ISBN-10: 1633699471
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English