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Boomer Thought Leader? Expert? Authority? Please.

Or Better BS In Pretty Paper?


A Thought Leader, Expert, and Authority. Believe Others When You See Them Sweat It Out.

The cruel answers come from good questions, but you won’t hear them. Why?

A modern Thought Leader worth their puffed up profile can’t be honest when asked, “What are you thinking?”

What are they thinking? Take my class, buy my book, join my group, all for a low, low price so I can tag you with the escalator you didn’t see in the fine print once the low cost introductory offer runs out.

If you have close vision problems, they just got worse.

Once you see the new charge on your credit card, get ready to cancel by calling the toll free number. Or maybe you won’t cancel after explaining the mistake to the third operator with English as their fifth language. You can only take so much.

Besides, following a Thought Leader automatically puts you back in the pack. Here at boomerpdx the idea is getting to your rightful place as Leader Of The Pack. It’s a dangerous place, so be thoughtful while you’re there. The pack needs you.

A Thought Leader is a tough sell to Portland baby boomers, and boomers coast to coast. Jim Jones  and his kool-aide was a Thought Leader.

So is Werner Erhard who says, “You don’t have to go looking for love when it is where you come from.”

It’s a beautiful thought.

Was Sun Myung Moon a Thought Leader or messiah? It might be a fine line, but not when he says, “I did not come here to repeat what you already know. I have come to reveal  something new. I want to share with you a new revelation from God.”

The Blues Brothers said something similar. Thought Leaders?

When an online entity calls themselves an Expert, or an Authority, stay on your toes. At least a Founder of Happiness, or CEO of Life, have something to offer. You know they’re full of it by the title they created. A normal Founder or CEO have something behind them like a company, an organization. The added details like Happiness and Life show red flags to those suspicious of a new boss.

And you should be suspicious. Be your own Thought Leader, your own Expert and Authority. If you can’t figure out your field of interest check youtube, or ask someone close to you. If they call BS on your aspirations, you’re hanging with the right pack.

Thank them, then refine your pitch.


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  1. Well dang, and here I was about to ask you if you wanted to be a Boomer sports expert for Boomeon!

    Like always, great stuff, man.

    • David Gillaspie says:

      David, That’s one of the best timed comments on the web. You are getting some heavy hitters lined up on Boomeon. I see a post coming soon.

      I’ll keep setting it up if you keep knocking them down that well. Teamwork.

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