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By Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott

ISBN-10: 1472930150

ISBN-13: 9781472930156

What will your 100-year existence glance like?

Does the concept of operating for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or are you able to see the opportunity of a extra stimulating destiny due to having loads time beyond regulation?

Many folks were raised at the conventional suggestion of a three-stage method of our operating lives: schooling, by way of paintings after which retirement. yet this well-established pathway is already starting to cave in – lifestyles expectancy is emerging, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and lengthening numbers of individuals are juggling a number of careers. no matter if you're 18, forty five or 60, it is very important do issues very in a different way from earlier generations and discover ways to constitution your lifestyles in thoroughly new ways.

The 100-Year Life is right here to help.

Drawing at the particular pairing in their event in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott supply a broad-ranging research in addition to a raft of suggestions, exhibiting the right way to reconsider your funds, your schooling, your profession and your relationships and create a satisfying 100-year lifestyles.

· how will you style a occupation and existence course that defines you and your values and creates a transferring stability among paintings and leisure?

· What are the best methods of boosting your actual and psychological well-being over an extended and extra dynamic lifespan?

· how will you utilize your intangible resources – similar to friends and family – as you construct a efficient, longer life?

· In a multiple-stage lifestyles how will you learn how to make the transitions that may be so an important and scan with new methods of dwelling, operating and learning?

The 100-Year Life is a warning sign that describes what to anticipate and considers the alternatives and techniques that you're going to face. it's also essentially a choice to motion for people, politicians, enterprises and governments and gives the clearest demonstration 100-year lifestyles could be a fantastic and encouraging one.

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The 100-Year Life: Living and working in an age of longevity

What's going to your 100-year lifestyles appear like? Does the concept of operating for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or are you able to see the possibility of a extra stimulating destiny because of having rather a lot additional time? many folks were raised at the conventional proposal of a three-stage method of our operating lives: schooling, by way of paintings after which retirement.

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If we get it right it will be a real gift; to ignore and fail to prepare will be a curse. Just as globalization and technology changed how people lived and worked, so over the coming years increasing longevity will do the same. Whoever you are, wherever you live and however old you are, you need to start thinking now about the decisions you will take in order to make the most of this longer life. The same holds for the companies you work for and the society in which you live. Our lives will be much longer than has historically been the case, longer than the role models on which we currently base life decisions, and longer than is assumed in our current practices and institutional arrangements.

Historically the combination of public education, the benefits of technology, early diagnosis and more effective treatments have all helped overcome previous barriers to life expectancy. Why wouldn’t they continue to do so going forward? Indeed within this group of optimists are those who take an almost fantastical view, arguing there is no natural limit to human life, and scientific progress and technology will create life expectancies that approach many hundreds of years. That is the view of Ray Kurzweil, who became director of engineering at Google, where he leads a team on Artificial Intelligence.

You can see their wonderful childish enthusiasm and energy for life, and you can imagine their freedom from responsibilities and obligations. It is reassuring to think that, even as the world changes, children all over the world still display those life-affirming characteristics – and, of course, they help remind you of your own childhood. Yet you can also see how their childhood will differ from your own as they take for granted, and seem to intuitively accept, many of the technological innovations that astound you.

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