Fredric Fields's article, "Seasoned Talent" (February), correctly describes a vast resource pool which America has sadly neglected. Our continued romance with the "Pepsi Generation" is short-sighted and deprives us of a potential wealth of wisdom that can be obtained only through years of experience.

In this age of "gee-whiz technology," we often make the mistake of assuming that the seasoned worker cannot keep up. Quite the contrary; the employer who is willing to listen stands to gain tremendous insight from an older employee. Certain business principles remain tested and true, regardless of which widget is being made or marketed. My most influential business adviser is over 60 and has operated a successful film production studio over the past 35 years. He helps provide me with a perspective that is difficult for me to see at my tender young age of 28.

Published on: May 1, 1984