There are some stunning statistics in this brief report from Graham Brown and Josh Dhaliwal. But it’s not the statistics that really concern me. It’s the impacts.

2011 is a line in the demographic sand. It’s the year that the Baby Boomers begin to retire. And as this happens, we’ll see massive shifts in the levels of expenditure and consumption. We’ll see the loss of vast amounts of corporate knowledge from our businesses. And our work, private and professional lives will never be the same again. I for one think this is great. It smells like opportunity.