When Richard Branson speaks, people tend to listen. You don’t become a billionaire for nothing!
And once again he demonstrates his ‘deep smarts’ by sharing advice for promoting your business’s best asset – your experienced workers.
Q: How do you help ageing workers embrace a changing environment and adapt to new ways of doing things, and how can employers better utilize their more senior employees?
A: As an ageing worker myself, I will attempt to answer on behalf of my contemporaries.
When people ask how old I am, my favorite response is,
Younger than Mick Jagger!
No disrespect intended to Mick, who is a friend of mine, but seeing him onstage certainly shows how big a disconnect there can be between doing what you do best and acting your age.
In the business of entrepreneurship, past experience is particularly helpful, since building a business is an art. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it, but the more you practice, the more skilled you become.
Read the full response from Richard on Entrepreneur.com