: hb ISBN 9781472930156
What will your 100-year life look like?
Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?
Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse - life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.
The 100-Year Life is here to help.
Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
* How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?
* What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?
* How can you make the most of your intangible assets - such as family and friends - as you build a productive, longer life?
* In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning?
Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
1. Living: The gift of a long life
2. Financing: Working for longer
3. The employment landscape
4. Intangibles: Focusing on the priceless
5. Scenarios: Possible selves
6. Stages: New building blocks
7. Money: Financing a long life
8. Time: From recreation to re-creation
9: Relationships: The transformation of personal lives
Agenda for Change
Engaging with the 100-Year Life
: pbk ISBN 9781472936240
More than half of children born in developed countries today have a life expectancy greater than 100 years. While we hear about the looming pension crisis and issues with caring for the aged, this is a transformation for which we are currently ill-prepared - as individuals, companies and governments. Our traditional three-stage approach to working life - education, work and then retirement - is the reason why so much current government policy is focused on the third stage of retirement. But when life extends, it's not just about the end - it's about the extension of every period within a lifespan. Financially, we can't still plan to retire at 65 if we are going to live on to 100. The 100 Year Life asks the questions: - Can our physical and mental health be maintained by such a long second stage of continuous work? - Can some of the intangible assets that really matter for a productive life - such as family and friends - really be maintained through a non-stop 60-year career? - Can a working career of 60 years be supported by the skills and knowledge accumulated in the first stage of life?
It also offers some solutions: - Questioning the norm of jumping straight from education to full-time work. - Being a job creator rather than a job seeker, or using core skills to create a portfolio career within a variety of jobs. - Moving with the job market where specialist knowledge, insight and the capacity to work in highly collaborative ways will be more valuable. The 100 Year Life explains what to expect from our future working life, the choices we will be faced with at any stage of life, and shares ways to make the most of this incredible opportunity to ensure that a longer life is a better life.
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