Monday, July 22, 2013

What is the average age of….

American Expats in the Netherlands?

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CBS.nl is the home  of Statistics Netherlands, a government agency that keeps track of all distributions Dutch.  A recent study  of American expats showed 31,000 making their home in the Netherlands.  3/4 cluster in the North and younger than the average Dutch, half under 30 and 4% in retirement.  Fewer are arriving for marriage, more to study.  Interestingly, the net migration,to and from America, has balanced year by year since the 60’s.

Founders Starting their First Businesses?

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The average age of founders is rising, notes the Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.  Twice as many successful startups are founded by people over 50 as under 35, and most heath care entrepreneurs are over 40.  The highest rate of new business formation is among the 55-64;  2/3 of all UK startups are founded by people over 55.  I think that the likelihood of success rises with experience; healthcare in particular requires knowledge of the development process.  With pensions, house value, and savings shrinking, pre-retirement workers see security in creating and harvesting short-term exit value or long-term cash  flows from a business that they own.  HBR also notes that people in their 50’s are obsessed with their legacy:  How do I make my life really count?

Social Network Membership?

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