Big Shift

Big Shift : Navigating the New Stage Between Midlife and Old Age

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Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life, offers a recipe for how we can transform Americas coming midlife crisis into an opportunity for individuals and society. Shifting to a much longer lifespan isnt as easy as it may seem. Once, people moved from work to retirement to the afterlife. Today millions of boomers are navigating their way to an entirely new stage of life and work, one that could last as long as midlife. They need to work, but they want work that matters and dont know how to find it. Whats more, they are thinking as much about who theyll be in the coming stage, as what theyll do. Unlike the transition from adolescence to adulthood, managing this process for many is a do-it-yourself project. It doesnt have to be this way. Drawing on powerful personal stories, Shift provides not only direction but a vision of the perspectives, pathways, and policies required to help millions find their way in a new map of more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 158648785X
  • 9781586487850
  • 758,132

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The New York Times, April 30, 2011Calls The Big Shift "an imaginative work with the potential to affect our individual lives and our collective future."The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2011 Says its an "invaluable and inspiring read."USA Today, April 25, 2011 Hails Freedman as "a natural storyteller, a deep researcher and a forward thinker."New York Journal of Books, June 2011 "thorough, thoughtful, and exceptionally well written....Page One is a most encompassing volume on the issue of the future of journalism and newspapers...Highly recommended."show more

About Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of Encore, Prime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers, Freedman spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and The Purpose Prize. He lives in San Francisco with his more

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