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Encore : Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life

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In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations,in other words, one that works better for all of us.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • b/w photos throughout
  • 1586486349
  • 9781586486341
  • 735,288

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"Freedman presents a vision that is inherently optimistic, practical, productive and exciting."--"The Seattle Times" "In the past decade, Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Marc Freedman has become the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for...meaningful and sustaining work later in life."--Marci Alboher, "The New York Times" "This book challenges baby-boomers to build a better world through a second career and provides concrete steps to help them find their next job."--"Kiplinger's" Best of 2007 List "Freedman has written a wonderful...guide for boomers entering their next phase of life....This thoroughly readable book is highly recommended."--"Library Journal "(Starred Review) "Freedman persuasively argues that later years can offer freedom "to" work in more flexible, meaningful ways, rather than only a time to be free "from" work."--"Minneapolis Star Tribune" "Minneapolis Star Tribune""Freedman persuasively argues that later years can offer freedom "to" work in more flexible, meaningful ways, rather than only a time to be free "from" work." "Library Journal "(Starred Review)"Freedman has written a wonderful...guide for boomers entering their next phase of life....This thoroughly readable book is highly recommended." "Kiplinger's" Best of 2007 List"This book challenges baby-boomers to build a better world through a second career and provides concrete steps to help them find their next job." Marci Alboher, "The New York Times""Marc Freedman has become the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for...meaningful and sustaining work later in life." "The Wall Street Journal""In the past decade, Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement." "The Seattle Times""Freedman presents a vision that is inherently optimistic, practical, productive and exciting."show more

About Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, is a frequent commentator in the national media and the author of both Prime Time and The Kindness of Strangers. Freedman spearheaded the creation of The Experience Corps and The Purpose Prize. In 2007 and again in 2008 he was selected by Fast Company as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs. He lives in San Francisco. Photographer Alex Harris traveled across the country to make the portraits in Encore and is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Duke University and co founder DoubleTake magazine. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.show more

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106 ratings
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4 30% (32)
3 35% (37)
2 16% (17)
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