"When Phil Burgess gets up to speak, he doesn't just take the floor. He takes the whole room - floor, walls, ceiling, people and every last scrap of oxygen in the place."

Alan Prendergast, Author and Journalist

"You were not only extremely articulate and entertaining, but right on target."

William Coors, Chairman, Coors Brewing Co.

"Your advice and council as we prepared our transition plan was invaluable, and it once again reminded me why so many political leaders have turned to you over the years for advisory services and technical assistance."

Bill Owens, Governor, State of Colorado

"You infused the room with energy and ideas...your presentation was a great way to cap our conference."

David Freudenthal, United States Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice

"By using philanthropy as a framework, you were able to engage a diverse group of participants...in issues of the relationship of philanthropy to community as well as to economy and demography."

Kirke Wilson, President, Rosenberg Foundation

"Your presentation was very enlightening, dynamic and fun!"

Anita Gibson, Executive Director, Columbus Metropolitan Club

"...extremely entertaining and thought-provoking."

Kenneth Hubbard, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

"You encouraged the Extension Forum audience to look past the present, stretch beyond the comfortable, and consider what might be possible. Your message was timely, challenging and appropriate."

Milan A. Rewerts, Director, Colorado State University



It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

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