Experts predict backlash & mass confusion!
Many business owners and CEOs happen to be parents as well. So these days, when you say “exit strategy,” they’ll not only think of the usual definition–maximizing the value of their business when they’re ready to move on–they’ll also focus on another sort of exit strategy: Getting their grown children out of the house and off the “payroll.”
There is a point in the lifespan of any organism where it must assume responsibility for its own well-being. Let’s look at two real-life anthropological examples: the cheetah and the human. Newborn cheetahs are expected to be self-sufficient just eight weeks after being born. At this tender age, they must hunt for food and learn to defend themselves against predators. (Source: I totally made this up.)
Contrast this with our own species where, due to the prevalence of over-nurturing and helicopter parenting, the age at which the average human finally takes responsibility for himself is now an alarming 27. (Source: Completely fabricated as well.)
Based on these trends, parents are now being forced to develop ‘exit strategies” to get their adult offspring to exit the home. Experts say this is no easy task, but that with a few cleverly designed strategies you should be able to free up that spare bedroom in under two months.
Here are just some of the examples:
These “exit strategies” should ensure your adult kids will leave the nest post-haste.
June 4, 2012 – Potomac, MD A few billion dollars in his net worth isn’t all Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost last week. According to sources close to the boy billionaire’s new bride, Priscilla Chan, she has grown disenchanted with their embryonic relationship as Zuckerberg’s net worth dropped precipitously in the week after the company’s IPO.
“She thought she was marrying a legit top 40 billionaire, not someone whose wealth was going to be going up and down all the time,” said a friend close to Ms. Chan, referring to Zuckerberg’s recent departure from the Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index of the 40 wealthiest individuals in the world. “Prissy’s wearing down her fingernails from hitting refresh on her browser to see the latest stock price declines.”
Mr. Zuckerberg declined to comment for this story.