50 Over 50

I am starting a 50 over 50 club. It’s about time that consumer electronics industry seniors get honored as a group.

If you have had a long-term career in the CE/tech business, you’re in. Let’s congratulate each other at a meet-up at CES in Las Vegas next January.

It will be so nice to see those who have had “staying power” get recognized with a few words from each of us attending. Retirees are encouraged to attend. Those who are no longer with us will be honored as well.

One of the reasons why I decided to start this group is because most industries do not honor seniors. You will see events for 40 under 40, or 30 under 30 groups. It frustrates the heck out of me to see industries honor those who have less experience, or have been in their jobs for a year or two.

Most of the time it’s done because the younger folks will attract advertising dollars for the magazines who honor them. It really has little to do with accomplishments. In fact, many of the young people who get honored, rarely stay around. They are building careers and jumping from industry to industry.

People are very excited about 50 over 50 because everyone can join in. It will be lovely to be in the company of those who dedicated themselves to building the CE business and are being finally bring recognized. No judges, no magazines profiting, no political agendas. Just lots of hugs and congratulations.

Details to follow.

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