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27 July 2015

When my father turned 50, he was at the peak of his career in management, handling of one of the world's leading metal producers. Another 10 years later, as he left the role for his first 'retirement', he carried with him the same passion he had always had for personal growth, along with the years of wisdom he had accumulated working in leadership positions.

At 67 now, he has just completed his Ph.D and is head of department at a leading Engineering College.

His remarkable achievement this year got me thinking. A lot of us look at aging as a natural burden and have a strange expectation that we need to stop working and stop producing great things when we reach a certain age.

Clearly, as exemplified by my father, this isn't the case for everyone and I would argue that it should also not be the case for most of us. As Vivek Wadhw...

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