There May Still Be Time!
(Better Every Year Jones)
Ever notice how many people seem to make it big at such a young age these days? You watch TV and here comes another teenager or young 20-something who has already changed the world, made several million dollars and is now looking to retire... Makes normal people seem almost mediocre, eh? Well if you haven't reached 60 yet, you may still get your chance... Better yet, a recent study on Age and Great Invention concludes you are more likely to do something innovative as a 30, 40 or 50 year old than as a 20 year old!
The work was done by Benjamin F. Jones of the Kellogg School of Management... He studied nobel prize winners and great inventors from the last 100+ years... His conclusion? "Great achievements in knowledge are produced by older innovators today than they were a
century ago..." In fact, the average age of the people he studied increased over 6 years from the start of the 20th century until today! People these days spend more time getting an education, learning skills, and gaining experience... The result being that great innovations are common for people in their 30’s (42% of the total studied), continue into the 40's (30%), and taper off to 14% beyond the age of 50... In fact, only 7% of the people studied produced a great achievement at or before the age of 26!!!
(There's hope for me yet!)