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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.
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.
©2016 Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott (P)2016 Audible Ltd.
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By Sergio Faria on 06-11-17

Your handbook for a 100-year lfe

Can you picture yourself driving backwards on a high-speed freeway? Although this may sound scary, it's actually how we usually manage our own lives: looking in the rearview mirror to determine our future actions.

If you are an individual currently living at Planet Earth, this is a book which is very like worthwhile for you to read.

From the scientific evidence which shows that children who are born now have a 50 percent chance of living to 100 years (compared to 1 percent chance in early 20th century), Linda Gratton and Andrew Scott, suggest that we must evolve from a "three-stage life" (comprising learning, working, retiring) to a life of 4 or 5 "age-agnostic" stages, which should include material changes on how we obtain and accumulate tangible and intangible assets, allowing a 100-year life to be a gift rather than a curse.

This book isn't only for younger people who are statistically candidates for the 100-year life, but for everyone who will likely experience extended life expectancy and can not only make own decisions, but also influence corporations, governments André​ overall society on how to evolve from the yet prevalent 3-stage life.

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By Maksym on 02-11-17

Just a thought on 100 years life.

This is not how to book and in my opinion a bit slow futuristic view on 100 years life.
If you wants practical advices then this book is not the right one for u.

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By Joshua Gerrard on 08-23-17

Everyone should listen to this

It points out looming issues, cultural norms we take for granted, and offers alternatives to the status quo. If nothing else, it was interesting.

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By K. Rumph on 10-01-17

First book I would call essential

The multiple issues raised by the likely 100 year lifespan facing current 20-somethings are complex and go beyond finances. A wide ranging and informative book of equal interest to those in the 50s.

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