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The 100-Year Life : Living and Working in an Age of Longevity - Lynda;Scott,Andrew Gratton

The 100-Year Life

Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

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Published: 27th July 2016
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In this book, the authors show how living to 100 will have a profound effect on society and the economy, and result in a complete restructuring of everyone's professional and personal lives.

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?
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.

About the Author

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School where she teaches an elective on the Future of Work and directs an executive program on Human Resource Strategy. Lynda is a fellow of the World Economic Forum, is ranked by Business Thinkers in the top 15 in the world, and was named the best teacher at London Business School in 2015.

Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School, a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research having previously taught at Harvard and London School of Economics. He has served as an advisor on macroeconomics to a range of governments and central banks and was Non-Executive Director on the UK's Financial Services Authority.

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Pros

  • An intriguing hypothesis, but a bit one-sided.
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • A Bit Slow

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  • Older Readers
  • Reference

Comments about The 100-Year Life:

Medical professionals I have spoken with cite falling birth rate, poor diet of sub 40 yr olds and the obesity epidemic to name a few contra points which contradict the hypothesis on which this book is based. It's an interesting read...but there are lots of holes in the 'live to 130' arguments.

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ISBN: 9781472936240
ISBN-10: 1472936248
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 27th July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1