Wow! This is absolutely amazing and inspiring. At 66 years of age, after 40 years in the corporate world working for others, he became an entrepreneur. And possibly a successful one.
There is hope for life after corporate world.
I do believe he was able to do this because he had some relevant skills: engineering training, management skills from corporate world, and possibly financial resources (more than most youngsters). I don't know if he always had an entrepreneurial instinct - it is not clear from the talk. I almost think you have to have some skillset in that area.
He did mention an astonishing statistics: 70% of businesses started by the elderly succeed? That's really an astonishing statistics (I'm repeating myself...but still ... 70%...).
Anyway, I just read the written version and it is still inspiring. Now, I just have to figure out where my skills connect with what people want. That's always the bugaboo, isn't it?