When I ask companies to think about big, hairy problems that need solving, I often think about the challenge of aging populations and the inverted demographic pyramid that will profoundly shape the future of the developed world. So when Seth started Honor to tackle the problem of eldercare, he immediately became one of the poster children of the Next Economy.
— Tim O’Reilly
I care about solving the problem: the problem is we are terrible at caring for the elderly in this country.
Broadly, the service industry is not incentivized to perform well because there’s generally not a path up.
There were just too many things we couldn’t do when people were contractors. . . .It does not mean that the workforce will become rigid. We’ll still be able to have people working for five hours per week—or they can work 40.
Seth Sternberg is the cofounder and CEO of Honor, a service modernizing the home care market and making it easier for older adults to remain in their homes with joy, comfort, and grace. Prior to Honor, Seth was the cofounder and CEO of Meebo, a web communications platform that reached $50M in revenue and close to half the US Internet population. After Meebo was acquired by Google, Seth became a product director working on the Google+ platform and Google X. Seth is an avid cyclist and loves working with entrepreneurs in his free time.
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