5 Things About Turning 50

I turned 50 recently. Some books, people, things that make me more excited about the next fifty years than the last:

  1. Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder – Surprisingly inspirational read for anyone in their 40s or 50s in any fast-paced industry or environment. I say “surprisingly” because I’m usually turned off by corny titles (no offense).
  2. George Raveling – I remembered following him as the Iowa Mens hoops team back in the day coaching the poor man’s MJ, Roy Marble. He’s my Dad’s age and it’s pretty amazing to see how curious he remains.
  3. Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up – Jerry is a mentor and coach to me. Great personal read with some timeless life principles.
  4. The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Peak Performance – Anti-aging or “longevity” is not about living to 120 years old in a wheelchair – it’s about feeling like you’re 40 when you’re 60; 60 when you’re 80; 80 when you’re 100. The best example we have today is a guy playing in the most violent pro sport today as one of the best players. His method: Eat right. Sleep a lot. Stay Hydrated. Stay Flexible. Every Day. (I don’t do this btw).
  5. Franchise – My favorite thing I’ve seen recently. Some hoop fans in LA started a brand that captures a current moment in sports, which combine with fashion, art, politics, etc. They’re examples of many current creators and founders working at the intersection of many different industries. They’re not “tech startup founders” per se but just “founders” or “creators.”

And another – Eames chair – This was my splurge, my mid-life crisis. I’m not a car person – more of a TV, couch potato person.