Yesterday's success is an obstacle to succeeding in 2014.
In fact, listening to them rehash their success formulas from an earlier time constitutes the new form of national soap opera. It's not about myopia regarding romance. It's blindness about the neeed to either change or retire.
Some time around the turn of the century, the global economy did a 180. There are Baby Boomers who noticed that, took a deep dive and learned new mindsets and skills. We were the early adopters in social media. Baby Boomer Toby Bloomberg helped me navigate blogging in 2005. Baby Boomer Paul Chaney showed me the nuts and bolts.
Then there have been the Baby Boomers who remain clinging to the approaches and tools of what used to be sacred. For example, planning. They had been trained to create detailed strategies. Now, of course, smart leaders like Mark Zuckerberg don't take planning all that seriously. They put their resources into trying out if A, B and D will pan out in profits.
Not every Baby Boomer can let go of the past. They will have to do some planning - for retirement.