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The focus of this section is ideas and articles related to the themes of encore careers, Boomers, volunteering to create a new life-chapter, and living in Africa which are integrated into their book, From Silicon Valley to Swaziland: How One Couple Found Purpose & Adventure in an Encore Career. Prior to that, from 2006 through 2012, Wendy kept detailed travel journals describing Rick’s and her living in Africa and traveling many places in the world. Each year has its own Blog describing many subjects–about animals seen, people met, places visited and overall impressions.

Next for Boomers in Searching for Encore Careers

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As suggested in a previous blog, once you have found your potential areas of interest for your next chapter, with help from friends, colleagues, etc., begin your exploration to find some organizations in relevant fields. Start researching for volunteer opportunities in your potential areas of interest, using keywords associated with those areas. It could be […]

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Friends & Other Help for Boomers Seeking Encore Careers & Reminder about Talks

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Before I delve into advice for seekers of a next life chapter, this is a GENTLE REMINDER requesting that you attend one of our upcoming talks that are open to the public about our book on Boomers seeking encore careers. At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2015, at the well-known Book Passage bookstore in […]

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Invitation: Book Passage, Corte Madera & Mountain View Library Book Talks

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Please attend one of our upcoming talks that are open to the public about our book on Boomers seeking encore careers: At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2015, at the well-known Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera we’ll be speaking and showing photos.   And/or at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 join […]

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Questions to Boomers Seeking Encore Careers–Paid AND Volunteer

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My recommendation to determining your next life chapter is to seek meaningful work as much as “finding your passion.” What is the true legacy you want to leave, in addition to family? As the saying goes, no one looks back and wishes they spent more time at the office! Recognizing that there is no one […]

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Renewed Purpose for Us Boomers in Kicking Off 2016

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Thank you all again for supporting our 2015 book talks and efforts! With renewed vigor in 2016, we have scheduled eight presentations so far and plan many more–to hopefully inspire Boomers to explore Encore Careers. If you look at events on our website, you’ll note that to date we’ve been invited to speak at Los Altos, […]

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TechnoServe Defines CEO a New Way

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We traditionally think of CEOs as heading small to large corporations and organizations. But TechnoServe is redefining what CEO can mean by empowering budding entrepreneurs to establish businesses that can employee many people in their communities and to help farmers to create cash crops that can be run like businesses. These folks are the CEOs […]

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Your Support

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We are truly grateful to all who have purchased our book. You have enabled all author royalties to support TechnoServe. Their efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa, Latin America and India significantly improve farmers’ and entrepreneurs’ livelihoods, families and communities.   For those who are seeking meaningful, last-minute holiday gifts, please consider giving From Silicon […]

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Holiday Gifts: Our Book on Boomers & Encore Careers

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Thank you all who have supported our book and us! With holidays fast approaching, most everyone is thinking about family gatherings and gift giving. Why not consider giving From Silicon Valley to Swaziland to friends and family? This gift is educational (AND entertaining), covering: travel in Africa, Boomers working and living in developing countries, and how […]

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2015 Influencers on Aging & San Jose Library Reminder

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As a reminder, please join us at the San Jose – King Library for the 3rd Annual Author / Book Fair from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2015. We’ll be at a designated table with our books on the 2nd floor at 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112. Then […]

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Boomers at San Jose Library’s Author & Book Fair

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Please join us at the San Jose – King Library for the 3rd Annual Author / Book Fair from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2015. We’ll be at a designated table with our books on the 2nd floor at 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112. Then in Room 225 […]

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