My colleague Dr. Murali Doraiswamy just wrote an excellent opinion piece for The New York Times: With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns For Candidates.
He ends it up saying that, “As Henry Ford noted, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” We should shift the debate away from worrying about the age of our candidates and focus instead on their cognitive skill set and practical wisdom.”
I couldn’t agree more with those wise words.
But, I do disagree with the words just preceding them: “Warren Buffett, at the age of 85, would still be a highly viable candidate, should he choose to run.”
To see why I disagree–and why it matters–let me synthesize some recent research on brain health, cognition and aging. [Read more…] about Would Warren Buffett be a highly viable Presidential candidate?