KEN DYCHTWALD

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  • A New Vision for 21st Century Aging: Five Critical Course Corrections Needed for a Century of Successful Aging
  • How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace, the Workplace and Our Lives
  • Re-Visioning Retirement: New Timing, New Purpose, New Planning, New Funding
  • The Cure for Our Aging Healthcare System
  • Optimizing Generational Diversity: Four Cohorts Rethink Work, Money, Family, Retirement and Success

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Branding | Future | Healthcare | Generations and Demographics

Biography

Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, Age Power: How the 21st Century will be Ruled by the New Old, The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life, Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent, and a children’s book about adult metamorphoses, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. His most recent book is entitled A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success. He is currently working on a new book Global Aging: Triumph or Tragedy. In 2007, he had his debut as a documentary filmmaker and host with the highly rated/acclaimedPBS special “The Boomer Century: 1946-2046.”

In 1986, Ken Dychtwald became the founding President and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included more than half of the Fortune 500. His explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to automotive design and retail merchandising to financial planning and health insurance. He was recently chosen to serve as Chairman-elect of the American Society on Aging the largest association of professionals serving the needs of older adults.

Ken Dychtwald has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and he is the recipient of the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership in the field of aging. American Demographics Magazine honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. He was a featured speaker at both the 1995 and 2005 White House Conferences on Aging. His article in The Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker.

During his career, Dr. Dychtwald has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Financial Times, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, South China Morning Post, The Standard, The Straits Times, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Today Show, PBS, NPR and BBC.

Through his highly acclaimed presentations, his breakthrough research and consulting initiatives, and his leadership within both the social science and business communities, Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital and purposeful role for life’s second half.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • With Purpose: Going From Success to Significance in Work and Life (3/09)
  • Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings
  • Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent
  • The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life
  • Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old
  • Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions
  • Age Wave: How the Most Important Trend of Our Time Will Change Our Future
  • New Directions for Eldercare Services: Cooperation Along a Continuum
  • Implementing Eldercare Services: Strategies That Work
  • Bodymind

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Testimonials
“I have been learning from Ken Dychtwald for years and am convinced that he is today’s most innovative and original thinker on this important subject.”—President Jimmy Carter

“Ken Dychtwald has a unique ability to blend cutting-edge social science and unrivaled knowledge about the marketing and workforce implications of the global age wave with world-class presentation showmanship. The response to his talks to our “Committee of 100” leadership has been tremendous and he has managed to earn the highest speaker ratings in our history of meetings. His presentation style is riveting, his knowledge base grows even stronger with the years and his understanding and insightful solutions are truly visionary. I highly recommend Ken Dychtwald to any organization seeking a show-stopping keynoter.”—Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“Ken Dychtwald’s remarkable ability to command an audience’s attention is unmatched. He presents complex and challenging material with clarity and leaves his audiences wanting more. As a speaker myself, I truly appreciate the preparation and research so evident in Ken’s presentations. No wonder he’s #1 in his space!”—Harvey Mackay Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

“Ken Dychtwald changed the way I view the future. In just one hour he unlocked truths so clear and powerful that they are shocking. His understanding of population demographics are utterly critical for any CEO, executive team or government leader to understand. Without it you will not be prepared for what is rapidly approaching – a set of massive changes that will fundamentally affect every aspect of our lives and every industry on Earth.”—Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman & CEO X PRIZE Foundation & Executive Chairman, Singularity University


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