From the earliest days of working, I have avoided labels such as “young” or “old”. (As well as a whole bunch of other ones, frankly.) There were times when being young was a liability and being older meant irrelevance. Labels just do not matter, unless we use them about ourselves to tell our stories in ways that forge connections and establish parity – not to assert dominance or to put others in convenient compartments, locking them out. We must get back to making the story about the work we do, because – especially in business settings – all that should matter is one’s ability to perform and to contribute to the stated objectives. Renaissance is on the other side of that door.