Shock Of Gray

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I first heard Ted C. Fishman talk at the MOWAA conference in 2011 where I bought his book, Shock of Gray.

NY Times reviewer Alexandra Harney notes, “…aging accelerates globalization. As science allows us to live longer and we choose to have fewer children, we will increasingly rely on the more affordable labor of foreigners.”

And…”aging populations and globalization make it easier for companies to engage in ‘age arbitrage,’ trading in their old employees for a younger, cheaper work force elsewhere.”

Filled with witticisms, data, and anecdotes (like the first reported parent and child occupying the same nursing home at the same time in Sarasota, FL) it’s a thought provoking and noteworthy read about the world’s aging population.

Read the New York Times review
View Ted C. Fishman’s video titled. “How Old Is The World’s Population”
Read a review of another book by the author: “China, Inc. How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World.”

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