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CreativityLate in Life                                Excerpted from               “The Creative Age” (Gene Cohen)        ...
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks  Do you ever think that you are  “over the hill?” Have missed the  boat? Are too old to star...
There’s No Place Like Dome  Michelangelo designed  the dome in St. Peter’s  Basilica between the  ages of...              ...
Violins in the City Stradivarius fashioned his two most famous violins when he was in his...                              ...
A New Wrinkle Late in Life  Grandma Moses starting  painting when she was...                             64
A Know Brainer  New research into the capacity  for learning and creative  development in the second half  of life has sho...
Two Pops Under the Big Top  P.T. Barnum joined  forces with his arch  rival, James Bailey, at  the age of…                ...
Making News When Old Mary Baker Eddy established the Christian Science Monitor at the age of…                             ...
Design of the Times Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City at the age of…                     ...
Your Brain is Branching Out From an individual’s early 50’s through the late 70’s, there is an increase in the length and ...
Nobody’s Dependent Mahatma Ghandi successfully completed negotiations for Britain to grant India’s independence at the age...
The Prime of Life Golda Meir served as Prime Minister of Israel from the ages of...                            70 to 76
Managing Just Fine Peter Drucker wrote “Management Challenges for Turbulent Times” at the age of...                       ...
Shake It Up Baby  Science has shown that a  stimulating environment results in  individual brain cells sprouting new  dend...
The Real Golden Rule Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa at the age of...                         ...
Noah’s Arc Noah Webster published “An American Dictionary of the English Language” at the age of...                       ...
Composing (not decomposing)  Giuseppe Verdi  composed his operatic  masterpiece Falstaff at  the age of...                ...
Etching (not kvetching)  Pablo Picasso produced a  remarkable series of 347  etchings at the age of..                     ...
The Age OldQuestion What is it that YOU want to do...create...invent...design... paint…publish...etch…write... establish.....
If not you, who?  If not now,when?
Now is the time.There is never any othertime than now.Now is the time to begin.
Idea Champions helps people become more creative…                              …no matter how old they are
Gene Cohen’s fabulous book:“THE CREATIVE AGE:Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life”is available on Amazon h...
There Is No Any Age Limit To Do-Learn Anything...Just Dare To Learn...
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  1. 1. CreativityLate in Life Excerpted from “The Creative Age” (Gene Cohen) Slide Show: www.ideachampions.com Painting: Sven Rabe
  2. 2. Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks Do you ever think that you are “over the hill?” Have missed the boat? Are too old to start something new? Do not fret! As the following examples will attest, it is never too late to create. Never! All you need is some imagination, commitment, and the willingness to begin.
  3. 3. There’s No Place Like Dome Michelangelo designed the dome in St. Peter’s Basilica between the ages of... 72 & 88
  4. 4. Violins in the City Stradivarius fashioned his two most famous violins when he was in his... early 90’s
  5. 5. A New Wrinkle Late in Life Grandma Moses starting painting when she was... 64
  6. 6. A Know Brainer New research into the capacity for learning and creative development in the second half of life has shown that when the mind is challenged, the brain biologically responds in positive ways, regardless of age.
  7. 7. Two Pops Under the Big Top P.T. Barnum joined forces with his arch rival, James Bailey, at the age of… 71
  8. 8. Making News When Old Mary Baker Eddy established the Christian Science Monitor at the age of… 87
  9. 9. Design of the Times Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City at the age of… 91
  10. 10. Your Brain is Branching Out From an individual’s early 50’s through the late 70’s, there is an increase in the length and extent of the dendritic branches of the brain, which compensates for brain cell loss that can occur over time.
  11. 11. Nobody’s Dependent Mahatma Ghandi successfully completed negotiations for Britain to grant India’s independence at the age of... 77
  12. 12. The Prime of Life Golda Meir served as Prime Minister of Israel from the ages of... 70 to 76
  13. 13. Managing Just Fine Peter Drucker wrote “Management Challenges for Turbulent Times” at the age of... 89
  14. 14. Shake It Up Baby Science has shown that a stimulating environment results in individual brain cells sprouting new dendritic branches and an increased production of acetycholine within the brain – the chemical messenger most involved in memory and thinking functions.
  15. 15. The Real Golden Rule Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa at the age of... 75
  16. 16. Noah’s Arc Noah Webster published “An American Dictionary of the English Language” at the age of... 70
  17. 17. Composing (not decomposing) Giuseppe Verdi composed his operatic masterpiece Falstaff at the age of... 80
  18. 18. Etching (not kvetching) Pablo Picasso produced a remarkable series of 347 etchings at the age of.. 86
  19. 19. The Age OldQuestion What is it that YOU want to do...create...invent...design... paint…publish...etch…write... establish... compose or launch? And when will you begin?
  20. 20. If not you, who? If not now,when?
  21. 21. Now is the time.There is never any othertime than now.Now is the time to begin.
  22. 22. Idea Champions helps people become more creative… …no matter how old they are
  23. 23. Gene Cohen’s fabulous book:“THE CREATIVE AGE:Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life”is available on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/3eegghjCover art: Sven Rabewww.3dbasemesh.com © Idea Champions, 2011 info@ideachampions.com 845-679-1066

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